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New research projects on carbon capture and utilization

Ghent university coordinates the CATCO2RE and CO2PERATE project, recently financed by the Flemish Government.

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Cover article in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A

The team of prof. Van Der Voort discovered how to tune a metal-organic framework to open and close their pores at a certain CO2 pressure.

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Green Chemistry cover article by the COMOC and INCAT group

Clays are useful catalysts for the conversion of biomass towards chemicals; the team of prof. Van Der Voort wrote a critical review

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European Commission praises Ghent University for outstanding quality international masters

The International Master of Science In Fire Safety Engineering has been labelled a succes story by the European Commission - another recognition of Ghent University's high-level international education cooperation.

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Cover paper by COMOC group

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Brexit 1.0: Britain's geological departure from Europe

Britain’s separation from mainland Europe happened in a two-stage process. That is the conclusion of geologists and geophysicists from Ghent University and the Royal Observatory of Belgium, in collaboration with British and French colleagues.

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The rise of recyclable plastics

An international team of researchers, led by professors Filip Du Prez, Johan Winne (Ghent University) and Ludwik Leibler (Paris, EPSCI), made a unique contribution to the field of sustainable and recyclable plastics.

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Scientists expose protein responsible for allergic diseases

Scientists at VIB-UGent have managed to unravel the functioning of what is thought to be the ‘master protein’ that drives a range of widespread allergic diseases, such as asthma and eczema.

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Ghent University features 14 disciplines in top 100 of World University Ranking

Ghent University features amongst the top 50 in 4 of the 46 subjects in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject. For 10 other subjects, Ghent University takes a prominent place in the top 51-100.

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Ghent University strengthens ties with Ecuadorian universities

A Ghent University delegation led by Rector Anne De Paepe, Guido Van Huylenbroeck (Academic Director for Internationalization), and Peter Goethals (CESAM Platform) visits several universities and research institutes in Ecuador.

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Partnership with Umeå Plant Science Centre and SweTree Technologies helps to advance forestry

VIB-Ghent University has entered into a partnership with the Swedish SweTree Technologies and Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC) to accelerate research on tree value and productivity. The study results will be published in leading scientific journals.

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Philippe De Maeyer receives Tianshan Award

The Government of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China granted the Tianshan Award for foreign experts to Professor Philippe De Maeyer for his great contribution to the economic and social progress of the Chinese region.  

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Controlling plant regeneration systems may drive the future of agriculture

Scientists from VIB / Ghent University discovered a key protein complex that controls plant tissue repair. The finding is important: crops and edible plants might be cultivated more efficiently and made more resistant to parasitic plants.

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Tom Gheysens earns third place in science slam

Postdoctoral researcher Tom Gheysens (Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry) earned the third place during the European Researchers' Night in Brussels, on 28 September 2016.

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