Profile of the university:
Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, was founded in 1817 by King William I of Orange. The past 200 years, Ghent University employed many eminent scientists such as Nobel Prize winner Corneille Heymans, Leo Baekeland, Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers,Marc Van Montagu, Peter Piot,...You'll also find many prominent persons among our alumni such as Robert Cailliau (co-inventor of the Internet), Dirk Frimout (astronaut), Peter Piot (United Nations) and Jacques Rogge (former Chairman IOC). Today, Ghent University is one of the major Belgian universities counting over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees.
Rankings of the university:
The Belgian universities get a first-rate ranking on a global scale. The largest Belgian institutes, including Ghent University, are ever present in the top-200 of more than 15.000 institutes for higher education of the world. Each year Ghent University occupies a more prominent place.
Profile of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration:
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration aims to train graduates in the fields of economics, business economics, business engineering, commercial sciences and public administration and public management who are capable of contributing inventively to optimizing social processes and business processes. To that end, it provides academic and extended academic programmes which pay great attention to the wider social dimensions of economic life.