Ghent University: Statistics

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#123 of 14,131 In the World
#31 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 63 In Belgium
#1 of 4 In Ghent
#4 of 1,097 For Landscape Architecture
Top100 For 66 other topics
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Enrollment
41,669
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.ugent.be
Languages
Dutch;English
Acceptance rate
34%*

* Ghent University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent; Entrance examination for engineering and medicine programs
Academic CalendarSeptember to September
Enrollment41,669
Full time employee6,221
Student:staff ratio7:1

Research profile

Ghent University is a world-class research university with 116,660 scientific papers published and 3,254,721 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Physics, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Quantum and Particle physics.

Publications
116,660
Citations
3,254,721

Ghent University majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
71,232 / 2,384,306
Chemistry
62,628 / 2,102,697
Engineering
56,146 / 1,396,513
Environmental Science
54,180 / 1,603,461
Physics
51,282 / 1,292,774
Medicine
46,471 / 1,487,380
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
45,720 / 1,081,097
Computer Science
43,892 / 1,089,619
Biochemistry
34,844 / 1,427,564
Quantum and Particle physics
33,704 / 799,843
Genetics
32,999 / 1,367,684
Organic Chemistry
31,953 / 1,037,119
Geology
31,933 / 995,327
Materials Science
27,180 / 691,567
Ecology
26,034 / 828,129
Geography and Cartography
24,516 / 608,538
Psychology
22,147 / 604,832
Paleontology
22,054 / 728,459
Mathematics
21,872 / 513,274
Philosophy
21,448 / 451,920
Political Science
18,571 / 397,162
Pathology
18,228 / 637,215
Statistics
17,753 / 433,420
Law
17,442 / 382,363
Sociology
17,116 / 428,596
Business
16,834 / 372,418
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
16,318 / 322,266
History
15,346 / 342,580
Optical Engineering
14,526 / 324,341
Archaeology
14,084 / 330,512
Botany
13,546 / 501,330
Electrical Engineering
12,039 / 231,335
Linguistics
11,325 / 245,326
Economics
11,274 / 226,264
Metallurgical Engineering
11,051 / 283,105
Psychiatry
11,026 / 333,522
Immunology
9,527 / 407,101
Telecommunications
9,361 / 164,567
Neuroscience
8,557 / 266,962
Management
8,523 / 192,829

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 401 3443
1991 428 3901
1992 520 4153
1993 601 4488
1994 733 5231
1995 766 6080
1996 875 6621
1997 910 7433
1998 964 8424
1999 1017 9753
2000 1251 11777
2001 1476 13653
2002 1628 16583
2003 1821 25517
2004 2151 24740
2005 2526 31066
2006 2674 37286
2007 3091 46328
2008 3439 55010
2009 3966 67329
2010 4842 82056
2011 4638 96522
2012 5010 115573
2013 5358 134537
2014 5731 153270
2015 6109 169850
2016 6172 181871
2017 6175 202160
2018 6276 214374
2019 6688 252882
2020 7026 305030
2021 8110 384325
2022 6491 370763
Academic rankings

Tuition

Local studetns EU/EEA residents: 947.20 per annum (undergraduate); 1847.20 - 5687.20 per annum (graduate) (EUR)

Ghent University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Ghent University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

Ghent University alumni

  1. Joseph Plateau

    Joseph Plateau
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1801-1883 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachermathematicianacademic
    Biography

    Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was a Belgian physicist and mathematician. He was one of the first people to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. To do this, he used counterrotating disks with repeating drawn images in small increments of motion on one and regularly spaced slits in the other. He called this device of 1832 the phenakistiscope.

  2. Guy Verhofstadt

    Guy Verhofstadt
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1953-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Guy Maurice Marie Louise Verhofstadt is a Belgian liberal politician and an advocate of a Federal Europe. He is a former prime minister of Belgium. He has been a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Belgium since 2009.

  3. Maurice Maeterlinck

    Maurice Maeterlinck
    Born in
    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1862-1949 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    poetessayisttranslatorphilosopherwriter
    Biography

    Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck, also known as Count (or Comte) Maeterlinck from 1932, was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations". The main themes in his work are death and the meaning of life. He was a leading member of La Jeune Belgique group and his plays form an important part of the Symbolist movement. In later life, Maeterlinck faced credible accusations of plagiarism.

  4. August Kekulé

    August Kekulé
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1829-1896 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    pedagogueuniversity teacherchemist
    Biography

    Friedrich August Kekulé, later Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz, was a German organic chemist. From the 1850s until his death, Kekulé was one of the most prominent chemists in Europe, especially in theoretical chemistry. He was the principal founder of the theory of chemical structure and in particular the Kekulé structure of benzene.

All 100 notable alumni

Ghent University faculties and divisions

Campus Abroad : Ghent University Global Campus (Incheon, Korea) Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Molecular Biology
Faculty : Arts and Philosophy African Languages, African Studies, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Dutch, Eastern European Studies, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Musicology, Nordic Studies, North African Studies, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages, Southeast Asian Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Bioscience Engineering Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Crop Production, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Food Technology, Forest Management, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry, Plant and Crop Protection, Soil Management, Water Management
Faculty : Economics and Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Systems, Marketing
Faculty : Engineering Applied Physics, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Industrial Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Mechanics, Telecommunications Engineering, Textile Technology, Thermal Engineering, Town Planning
Faculty : Medicine and Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Dentistry, Dermatology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Genetics, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Urology
Faculty : Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
Faculty : Political and Social Sciences Communication Studies, Development Studies, Political Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Psychology and Educational Sciences Education, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Experimental Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Special Education
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names UGent
Universiteit Gent
Founded 1817
Accreditation Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (Nederlands-Vlaams Accreditatie Orgaan - NVAO)
Motto Inter Utrumque
In Between Both Extremes
Colors blue, yellow

Location and contacts

Address Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25
Ghent, 9000
Belgium
City population 265,000

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