About Ghent

Ghent, Belgium


Ghent – The Capital of the East Flanders

Strategic location: The Flemish Diamond


The City of Ghent

Ghent is one of the oldest Belgium’s cities and the largest in Flanders after Antwerp. This charming city combines elements of medieval and modern architectures built on the Leie and Scheldt rivers.

Points of touristic and historical interest

The Gravensteen


Historical Centre and Riverside of Ghent

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Ghent – City of Art

Ghent offers a wide range of art experiences, from medieval paintings to modern and street art (S.M.A.K- Idiosyncratic and contemporary art museum, Museum of fine arts, Design museum, STAM – Ghent City museum and several Art Galleries)

A special mention goes to the Ghent Altarpiece, a 15th-century polyptych altarpiece in St Bravo’s Cathedral attributed to the Early Netherlandish painters and brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck. The altarpiece is considered a masterpiece of European art and one of the world’s treasures.

The City Life

Ghent is the perfect place to live and visit for pedestrians and cyclists. Every part of the city is crossed by cycle lanes and the city centre is totally car-free. Most people living in Ghent choose to use the bicycle as transport mode.



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. We are also the first European university in the Songdo Global University Campus in South Korea.

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GHENT Analysis & PDEs Group

Intercontinental research group in Analysis and PDE centred at Ghent University

The Ghent Analysis & PDEs Group is composed of researchers working in the topics of Analysis & PDEs and their applications, as well as related topics across a range of sciences. Some members of the group can be found here.


Het Pand buildings

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Top 5 famous products from Belgium

1. French fries
2. Beer
3. Chocolate
4. Waffles
5. Speculoos