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Ghent University competes on world stage


The university of Ghent appears in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities, competing with the world’s finest academic institutions. This proves that Flanders offers know-how of a world-class level.

According to the Shanghai Ranking, an academic ranking of world universities, the Flemish University of Ghent is one of the world’s leading academic institutions, taking 89th place overall. This acknowledgement is proof of Flanders’s top-level know-how and vast academic skills, making it a particularly interesting region in which to expand your business.

Selection criteria

What exactly does the Shanghai Ranking imply? Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University compares universities from around the world in terms of Nobel Prize laureates, field medallists, the level of research and the number of publications and citations. The top of the chart is dominated by the United States, with Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the top four places.

UGent also only Belgian university in Ranking Web of World Universities

The first 2013 edition of the Ranking Web of World Universities had recently been published. Ghent University is ranked 60th worldwide and 7th in Europe, and is the only Belgian university in the top 100.

This ranking, also known as the Webometrics ranking, aims at promoting the global access to scientific information.
It is a useful tool for measuring the visibility of scientific institutions on the internet, the impact of their scientific papers and their support for Open Access initiatives.
The Open Access policy of UGent clearly pays off. Researchers are stimulated to dispose their work via open access channels. UGent also has a performant infrastructure for the findability of these publications using search engines such as Google.
The top 3 of the ranking is taken by prestigious universities such as Harvard, Stanford and MIT. In Europa the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and University College London are at the top of the list.
Ghent University is an active university in Higher Education and Research on a world-wide scale.  For more information on the programmes for foreign students, check the following link :