Ghent University

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Dutch-speaking university in Belgium

About Ghent University

According to Wikipedia, Ghent University is a public research university located in Ghent, Belgium. Established before the state of Belgium itself, the university was founded by the Dutch King William I in 1817, when the region was incorporated into the United Kingdom of the Netherlands after the fall of First French Empire. In that same year, he founded two other universities for the southern provinces as well, alongside Ghent University: University of Liège and State University of Leuven.

Ghent University's Online Degrees

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, Chemistry, and Engineering. Here are some of Ghent University's most famous alumni:

Adolphe Quetelet
Adolphe Quetelet
A Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist .
Adolf von Baeyer
Adolf von Baeyer
A German chemist.
Pierre François Verhulst
Pierre François Verhulst
A Belgian mathematician.
Robert Cailliau
Robert Cailliau
A Belgian engineer, computer scientist, and co-inventor of the World Wide Web.
George Sarton
George Sarton
An American historian of science .
Jacques Rogge
An International Olympic Committee President.
Henri Pirenne
A Belgian historian .
Marc Van Montagu
Marc Van Montagu
A Molecular biologist, professor.
Peter Piot
A Belgian microbiologist known for research into Ebola and AIDS.
Walter Fiers
An A Belgian molecular biologist who was the first to establish the complete nucleotide sequence of a gene and of a viral genome.
Leo Baekeland
Leo Baekeland
A Belgium American inventor .
Paul Janssen
A Belgian scientist, founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica.

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