Research directory

Expertise of Ghent University researchers

In anticipation of the development of a university-wide research information system (GISMO-project) there are several ways of ascertaining the expertise of Ghent University researchers:

Research Platform Faculty of Arts & Philosophy

Expertise database of the Ghent Africa Platform

For an overview of Ghent University expertise on Africa and current project with African partners:

Doctoral dissertations

Expert centres and services

Ghent University offers various services, based on developed expertise and instrumentation. These include analytical services, measurements, testing & certification, preclinical and clinical services, access to and deposit of microbiological and genetic material.

Research groups and institutes at Ghent University (per faculty)

Strategic research clusters & Centres of Expertise (funded by Special Research Fund or Industrial Research Fund)

Interdisciplinary Research Consortia aimed at realising societal impact

Industrial Liaison Network (IOF consortia)

The IOF provides a supporting framework for collaboration between the Ghent University Association and industry, through the Industrial Liaison Network. This consists of a number of business development centers that group complementary research departments by application area or domain of expertise.

Centres of Expertise

Interuniversity research centres

Ghent University is an active research partner of:

  • IMEC: world-leading research in nano-electronics
  • VIB: life science research institute
  • iMinds: innovation in ICT (merged with IMEC in Autumn 2016)
  • VITO: sustainable chemistry
  • Flanders Make: manufacturing innovation

Research databases

  • FRIS-portal: Flanders Research Information Space - information about research and innovation in Flanders (research projects, publications, organisations and researchers).
  • INVENT - permanent inventory of scientific potential in the Belgian public institutions created by the Department for Federal Science Policy.
  • ESFRI: overview of pan-European research infrastructure

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