Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains.Founded in 1817 with Latin as the language of instruction, Ghent University is today one of the largest universities in Flanders, with a student body of 41,000, including more than 4,150 international students. The language of instruction at Ghent University is primarily Dutch, but the university does offer some postgraduate courses taught in English.Ghent University considers itself a pluralist university, meaning it’s not connected to any particular religion/ideology and is open to all students regardless of their background. It also has an international perspective, welcoming many international students and employees and taking part in the Erasmus exchange program.
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