HOGENT aims to conduct research that is closely connected to its teaching, addresses contemporary societal challenges, favours interdisciplinary collaboration and strives for maximal impact. Our researchers systematically seek collaboration and co-creation with the public and professional partners from business, industry and government on a regional, national and international level. Thus, our research develops our students’ critical thinking, information and research skills, contributes to the ongoing professionalization of our lecturers and makes HOGENT an invaluable innovation partner for the professional field.
HOGENT encourages interdisciplinary approaches in all research areas in order to enable researchers to tackle the increasing complexity of current societal challenges. By placing a high value on impact and sustainability, we aim to ensure that newly developed knowledge and practical applications contribute to a critical, creative and open society. To this end, HOGENT is committed to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. By incorporating this framework into our research policy, we hope to encourage and mobilize researchers, lecturers and students to reflect on and contribute to solutions for the world’s ‘wicked problems’.
HOGENT’s expertise domains for applied research include:
The core research areas of our School of Arts are:
HOGENT strives to promote science and technology to the general public and to improve the relationship between science and society. To achieve this, we are appealing directly to researchers, lecturers and students. Child universities, science cafés, robot competitions, secondary education workshops and science academies are just some of the activities initiated by HOGENT showcasing specific expertise.
Would you like to collaborate with us on a science communication project? Please contact karlijn.franck@HOGENT.be.
University College Ghent has obtained the HR Excellence in Research label, which demonstrates HOGENT’s commitment to act in a responsible and respectable way and to provide fair working conditions to researchers.
The HR Strategy for Researchers encompasses three themes: