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1 Ghent University

2 Content Location Research History International Mission statement
Network Faculties Rankings Education Staff

3 Location Ghent in Europe

4 Location The city of Ghent Students: ¼ of the city population
Approximately students live in a city of inhabitants. A city with such a big student population is unique!

5 A rich history

6 Inauguration of Ghent University Latin is the language of tuition
1817 Inauguration of Ghent University Latin is the language of tuition 1830 Belgian independence French becomes the language of tuition Research becomes an important responsibility 1930 Dutch becomes the language of tuition 1991 Larger autonomy State University Ghent becomes Ghent University 2003 Ghent University Association 9 October The State University of Ghent is officially opened under the rule of king William I. The first rector is the physician Jean-Charles Van Rotterdam. The official language of tuition is Latin. The first lectures are held on 3 November 1817, in 4 faculties (Arts, Law, Medicine and Sciences) with 16 professors and 190 students. After the Belgian revolution, Ghent University is subjected to important changes. Not only does it acquire a new head but the official language is also changed from Latin to French. The educational competencies are shifted drastically as well: the university loses its faculties of Arts and Science. Ghent University reacts with the start of ‘free faculties’, where professors teach for free. The law on higher education entrusts universities with the awarding of academic degrees and the organization of examinations. In addition to education, universities were now required to concentrate on scientific research. The laws on higher education turned out to be an important stimulus for education and research at Ghent University. The university in Ghent becomes the first institution in Belgium to teach in Dutch. The often change of language of tuition is the main reason why the number of courses taught in English at Ghent University is still so low. The State University of Ghent becomes Ghent University and is thereby given a considerable autonomy. It consists of more than 130 academic departments, spread over 11 faculties. 2003 – The Ghent University Association (AUGent) is a collaboration effort involving Ghent University, University College Ghent (Arteveldehogeschool) and the University College West Flanders (Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen). On an international level Ghent University Association defines itself as a dynamic network aiming at top-quality results. Ghent University Association numbers 56,000 students and 12,000 members of staff. 2013 – The Flemish government decides that all the academic fields of study offered by university colleges must be transferred to the universities. From now on, academic education is offered by universities and professional education by university colleges. Ghent University thus welcomes ca. 40 fields of study. 2014 – Ghent University opens its first campus abroad in Songdo, South-Korea. It offers three bachelor programs: Molecular Biotechnology, Environmental Technology, and Food Technology. (more about Ghent University Global Campus on slide 26) 2013 Inegration of academic programmes university colleges Start of Ghent University, Campus Kortrijk 2014 Start of Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea

7 Mission statement Ghent University wants to be a creative community of staff, students and alumni, connected by the values the university carries out: engagement, openness and pluralism. Our motto is Dare to Think: we encourage students and staff members to adopt a critical approach. Professor Anne De Paepe is the first female vice-chancellor of our university. She became vice-chancellor at the start of the academic year Rector: Professor Anne De Paepe

8 Faculties 11 faculties Managed by the dean and the faculty board
Divided in departments Faculty of Bioscience Engineering Ghent University is not a one-campus-university. Its 11 faculties are spread over many different buildings and campuses in and around Ghent. Faculty of Law Faculty of Arts & Philosophy

9 Faculties Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of Engineering & Architecture Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

10 Faculties Faculty of Political & Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics & Business Administration Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Sciences

11 Education

12 Education Bachelor programmes Masters Many separate English courses
Dutch taught: Masters Dutch taught: English taught: 7 International Course Programmes 3 Erasmus Mundus Master Programmes International Course Programmes: These programmes are organised within the framework of Development Cooperation. Erasmus Mundus Master Programmes: High-quality course programmes at Master level, funded by the European Commission. Each course programme is offered by a consortium of universities which are situated in different European countries. Many separate English courses (Numbers: October 2014)

13 Education Total number of students 40.834 international students 11%
(Numbers: October 2014)

14 International students: countries of origin
Most of our international students come from the Netherlands, China, Germany, Spain and Italy. International students: countries of origin (Numbers: October 2014)

15 Education Number of students per faculty (Numbers: )

16 Research

17 Research: input Research expenditures 2013: € 264 million
(Numbers: 2013)

18 Academic progress model Talent development & training
Research Researchers at Ghent University Academic progress model Total number of researchers Talent development & training Quality recruitment Professors Assisting academic staff Mobility Other researchers Doctoral Schools Researchers with external grant (Numbers: October 2014)

19 Total number of PhD students.
Doctoral Research PhD students in 5 Doctoral Schools 553 (Bioscience) Engineering % PhD degrees awarded in 2013 Life Sciences & Medicine % 3.635 Arts, Humanities & Law % Natural Sciences % Social & Behavioural Sciences % Total number of PhD students. International: 35%

20 Research: output Publications 2004-2014
(Numbers: 2004 until 27 November Publications: SCIE, SSCI, AHCI in WoS)

21 Internationalization

22 International Erasmus Success Story ECTS label Longstanding experience
in Erasmus Mundus Erasmus Success Story: Present at the very start of Erasmus in 1987, named as an Erasmus Success story in publication of the European Commission ECTS label: for the good application of ECTS, one of the few institutions who got the label 3 successive times Erasmus Mundus experience: Very active participant in the Erasmus Mundus programme from the very start in 2004, currently offering 3 Action 1 Master Courses, two Action 1 Joint Doctoral Programmes, and taking part in a variety of changing Action 2 Partnership projects, thereby offering a wide range of academic mobility opportunities, both within Europe and across the globe ERC grants: supporting top researchers Several prestigious ERC grants (Numbers: October 2014)

23 International Student mobility 1.156 1.146
Ghent University students abroad 1.146 International exchange students at Ghent University (CNumbers: academic year )

24 International Development coordination
Projects with universities in developing countries Education Education: E.g. ICP programmes (slide 12) Research Capacity building

25 International Platforms India Platform Africa Platform China Platform
These platforms facilitate the cooperation of Ghent University staff members with India, Africa and China

26 International Ghent University Global Campus Incheon, South Korea
Since 1 September 2014 English-taught courses The same degree as the main campus - Graduates of Ghent University Global Campus will receive the same “Bachelor of Science” degree as the main campus Academic staff - The academic staff of Ghent University Global Campus consists out of professors who are permanently located at the Global Campus to teach and conduct research. Next to these permanent professors a number of specialized courses will be taught by highly-acclaimed professors assigned from the home campus (the flying faculty). Postdoctoral assistants and teaching assistants are present to help students with acquiring the course. Interconnected operation three departments - Fundamental courses applicable to all students from the three departments will be taught as common courses. Particularly, the curricular for 1st and 2nd year students will consist entirely of common courses to help them prepare for advanced studies in their major. STEM Education - All three educational programs are focused on the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. From day one, students focus on these fields of study which will give them a competitive advantage in their future careers in industry or as master student and researcher. Theoretical background with hands-on practical experience - Unlike many institutions focusing only on lectures, Ghent University Global Campus offers both theoretical grounding in the material and practical techniques applicable to the real world. Theoretical lectures are taught to all students at the same time and practical exercises are organized in relatively small groups. One semester at the main campus - Students in their third year will mandatory spend one semester at the main campus. Intensive internship opportunities - Students will have internship opportunities at companies located in Songdo Bio-Cluster and other multinational companies and research centers in Korea and Europe. Bachelor programmes: Molecular Biotechnology Environmental Technology Food Technology Flying faculty

27 Network Regional U4: Gent, Göttingen, Groningen, Uppsala Kent (UK)
EUniverCities Network where knowledge is exchanged about challenges medium-sized university cities face. They also work together on knowledge economy, innovation, living labs… Members City of Aachen | RWTH Aachen | FH Aachen City of Aalborg | Aalborg University City of Brno | Brno University of Technology City of Delft | Delft University of Technology (coordinator) City of Ghent | Ghent University City of Lausanne | University of Lausanne City of Linköping | Linköping University City of Lublin | Universities of Lublin City of Magdeburg | Otto-von-Guericke University and University of Applied Sciences City of Norrköping | Linköping University – Campus Norrköping City of Tampere | Tampere University of Technology City of Trondheim | NTNU University of Science and Technology City of Varna | Universities of Varna SGroup European Universities Network Ghent University University of Liège Cyprus University of Technology University of Cyprus Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble University of Le Havre University of Pau et Pays de l´Adour University of Rouen Justus Liebig University in Giessen University of Bayreuth University of Patras Sapienza University of Rome University of Catania University of Trieste University of Malta Technical University of Eindhoven Norwegian University of Science and Technology Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan Silesian University of Technology University of Minho University of Porto Babes-Bolyai University Polytechnic University of Valencia Rovira i Virgili University University of Cantabria University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University of León University of Valladolid University of Gothenburg University of Malmö University of Kent Global Initiative Partnership Network of universities from across the globe. University of Kent (UK) University of Technology Malaysia (MY) University of Technology, Sydney (AU) Ghent University (BE) Tongji University (CN) Virginia Tech (US) U4: Gent, Göttingen, Groningen, Uppsala Kent (UK) Lille (Frankrijk) Missouri – Western Cape Global Initiatives Partnership

28 Rankings Shanghai Ranking World-wide: 70 National: 1
Times Higher Education Ranking World-wide: National: (Numbers: 2014)

29 Staff Almost 9.000 staff members 12 % international staff
Core values as employer Diversity Participation Skill-based Open corporate culture Evaluation & support


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