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Three researchers at Ghent University win an ERC Starting Grant

On September 3rd, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the names of the European scientists winning a Starting Grant. Three Ghent University researchers win an ERC Starting Grant.

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Global Campus Commencement and Matriculation Ceremony 2019

On Friday the 23rd of August the yearly Commencement and Matriculation Ceremony was held at Ghent University Global Campus to celebrate both graduating students and freshmen.

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Launch Alumni Chapter in South Korea

Ghent University launched a new alumni chapter in South Korea at the Ghent University Global Campus in Songdo.

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Ghent University gets 16 medals at the European Company Sports Games

Belgium won 32 medals at the European Company Sports Games in Salzburg. Half of this is due to the Ghent University delegation.

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Ghent University Association launches its Internationalisation Award

Have an idea about world citizenship? The Internationalisation Award can help you turn your idea into an actual project.

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CAPTURE has been nominated for the EU REGIOSTARS award

The European Commission have nominated the Centre for Advanced Process Technology for Urban Resource Recovery (CAPTURE) for the EU REGIOSTARS award 2019.

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International Francqui chair Brendan McKay: A scientist's adventure in pseudoscience: the strange case of the Bible Codes

This inaugural lecture on June 4, 2019 is the first in a series of lectures that Prof. McKay will be giving at various Belgian universities.

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Four researchers at Ghent University win an ERC Advanced Grant

Today the European Research Council (ERC) announced the names of the 222 European senior scientists winning an Advanced Grant. With these grants, the EU invests €540 million to boost cutting-edge research.

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Ban Ki-moon visit Ghent University Global Campus in South-Korea

On March 27nd, Her Majesty the Queen Mathilde visited the Global Campus of Ghent University as a part of a four-day state visit.

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“My WOW goes to…”

Scientific research changes our lives and view of the world. Ghent University uses Dies Natalis to - in addition to her birthday - also celebrate research. We ask all Ghent University people and Flemish people: Which research do you find important?

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Ghent University Global Campus continues to grow strongly

On the Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea the registrations are closed since last week. The campus currently has no less than 444 students and invests in the development of the research activities.

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Exploring Antarctica: mapping out biodiversity and identifying the microplastics that put it in jeopardy

Today Belgian researchers set sail for Antarctica. Their goal is to take a census of marine biodiversity and to study the presence of plastic in the Southern Ocean. The mission's novelty is that it will be carried out… on a sailing ship!

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Professor Weiermann new elected member of the Association for Symbolic Logic council

The Association for Symbolic Logic is the international leading organization supporting research and critical studies in logic.

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Ghent University geographers work with landless farmers in Ethiopia to obtain carbon credits

Started in 2016, the EthioTrees organization, founded by members of Ghent University Geography Department and six communities in north Ethiopia, is committed to accelerate positive environmental change.

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Prof. Frank Witlox is Honorary Doctor of Geography at the University of Tartu, Estland

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22 Ghent University researchers are awarded the prestigious title of Highly Cited Researcher

Of the 66 scientists in Belgium who made the list of most cited researchers this year, 22 are affiliated with Ghent University.

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A USB stick? In the distant future, a little powder should suffice

Whether you think about bank accounts, YouTube videos or QR codes, everything is saved as zeros and ones, or data, on a computer. The storage equipment available might not be capable of holding all that information much longer.

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Rectoral speech opening academic year 2018-2019

Speech by rector Rik Van de Walle at the Aula Academica on 21 september 2018.

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