Ghent University

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Most Influential School

Dutch-speaking university in Belgium

About Ghent University

According to Wikipedia, Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, the newly formed Belgian state began to administer the university. In 1930, the university became the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium, whereas French had previously been the standard academic language in what was Université de Gand. In 1991, it was granted major autonomy and changed its name accordingly from State University of Ghent to its current designation.

What Is Ghent University Known For?

Ghent University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Ghent University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Ghent University's Most Influential Alumni?

Ghent University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Biology, and Chemistry. Here are some of Ghent University's most famous alumni:

Ockert Potgieter
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Emma Leclercq
A Belgian scientist.
Jules Van Praet
A Belgian diplomat.
José Alejandrino
A Filipino general and senator.
Peter Adriaens
A Professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan.
Ferdinand Augustijn Snellaert
Ferdinand Augustijn Snellaert
A Flemish writer.
Werner Callebaut
Werner Callebaut
A Belgian philosopher.
Joseph Jean Baptiste Neuberg
Joseph Jean Baptiste Neuberg
A Mathematician.
Guido van Gheluwe
A Flemish lawyer.
Raymond Detrez
A Belgian academic.
Catherine De Bolle
A Belgian police officer.
Ann Van Gysel
A Belgian scientist and businesswoman.