Faculteit Mens en Welzijn

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1 (auto, post)
Voskenslaan 270
9000 Gent
+32 (0)9 243 20 01

Faculteit Natuur en Techniek

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1 (auto, post)
Voskenslaan 270 (voetgangers, openbaar vervoer)
9000 Gent
+32 (0)9 243 27 00

Faculteit Bedrijf en Organisatie

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1 (auto, post)
Voskenslaan 270
9000 Gent
+32 (0)9 243 22 00

School of Arts

Campus Bijloke
J. Kluyskensstraat 2
9000 Gent
+32 (0)9 267 01 00

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Arrival Guide

You can download our Arrival Guide for new students as a pdf file here.


University College Ghent (HoGent) is a major player in the field of applied research and artistic research. University College Ghent is involved in many national and international initiatives and research projects and is actively looking for new opportunities. 

University College Ghent aims to conduct research that is relevant to society and is committed to co-creation with professional partners from industry, enterprises, government and society  together with other knowledge institutions. Our researchers have a very broad and diverse expertise, allowing them to collaborate with different partners. 

University College Ghent has experience with a diverse range of national and international research funding systems and monitors European policies concerning research and innovation closely.  

Applied research

We’re constantly raising the quality of our bachelor programs through the application of applied research. Close collaboration with our professional partners, coupled with the flow of research findings into education, results in a continuous update of curricula, the on-going professionalisation of our lecturers, increased interaction with and awareness of the professional field, and the stimulation of a critical and enterprising attitude amongst students.

University College Ghent's expertise offers economic, social and cultural added value via practice-based research projects, internships, bachelor theses, contract research, service provision, seminars, advice and tailor-made training.

Contemporary problems often demand a multidisciplinary approach, both in the research process and in professional practice. That’s why University College Ghent actively promotes multidisciplinary cooperation and allocates half of its internal research resources to multidisciplinary research projects. Researchers from various disciplines hereby collaborate on applied research within three socially relevant themes: liveable city and environment, care and society and product and process innovation.

Engagement in multidisciplinary research enables us to strengthen the University College’s societal role and simultaneously increase our economic, social and cultural added value. Increased collaboration across borders provides a boost in building expertise amongst our researchers and departments.

Students involved in multidisciplinary projects are encouraged to widen their views into new disciplines and collaborate with students from other programs. They learn to search for a common language and respect insights from other fields.

Science Communication

University College Ghent is endeavouring to warm the general public to science and technology and to improve the relationship between science and society. We’re appealing directly to researchers, lecturers and students in order to achieve this.

Children’s universities, science cafes, robotic competitions, secondary education workshops, science academies ... these are just some of the many activities initiated by the University College Ghent in which they boast specific expertise.

Want to collaborate with the University College Ghent on initiating a project around science communication? Then please contact karlijn.franck@hogent.be


If you are looking for a research partner don’t hesitate to contact research@hogent.be.

Expertise Portal

Please browse our expertise portal for an overview of our expertise. This intuitive portal can be used to search for the desired expertise using keywords.