University description (as per official university website)
About University College Ghent
With more than 15,000 students and 2,000 staff members, we are without any doubt the largest hogeschool in the country in terms of budget, staff and student population. This wealth of expertise allows us to offer additional services and opportunities, such as professional units for communication, culture and internationalisation.
We are particularly proud to have the widest range of subjects on offer, in fact almost everything from the fine arts to engineering sciences and from music to biotechnology, divided over 22 professional Bachelor programmes, 14 academic Bachelor programmes and 25 Master programmes. Ten of the study programmes on offer are unique in Flanders!
Although University College Ghent already had a strong research tradition in some areas and boasted a number of research groups of international excellence, the number of researchers at University College Ghent has been increasing ever since the Bologna Declaration and the start of the academisation process. Currently, nearly 300 researchers are actively involved in more than 150 research projects, 80 of which are Ph.D. projects, and undertake a considerable amount of contract research for third parties (often SMEs).
We are the largest Belgian university college housed in Belgiumís largest student city (roughly 55,000 students), Ghent, where one can also find the second largest university in Belgium, namely Ghent University with about 28,000 students. Together, Ghent University and University College Ghent make up for 75% of all students in Ghent.