Ghent University

Ghent University (Universiteit Gent) is one of 11 universities included in U-Multirank for Belgium. Ghent University is a very large public university located in Ghent with 39146 students enrolled (2017 data or latest available). It was founded in 1817. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the Ghent University is a comprehensive institution. It offers programmes in foreign languages. It is characterised by a medium percentage of international students. The graduation rate of Ghent University is 58,52 (bachelors) and 67,59 (masters). Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 14 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

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Teaching & Learning
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Bachelor graduation rate

61.03

%

0

100

Masters graduation rate

91.87

%

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

58.52

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

67.59

%

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

Relative MA graduate unemployment

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

Graduating on time (long first degree)

Graduation rate long first degree

Research
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Citation rate

1.22

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

22,104

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.57

0

13.53

External research income

183.81

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

13

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

10.7

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

36.07

%

0

100

Publication output

4

Strategic research partnerships

1,140

0

5,823

Professional publications

1,430

0

4,589.01

Knowledge Transfer
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Co-publications with industrial partners

4.4

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

34.16

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

189

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

4.89

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

13.2

%

0

100

Spin-offs

4.01

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

2

%

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0.82

%

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

1.75

%

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

34.78

%

0

100

Student mobility

0.12

0

1

International academic staff

18.05

%

0

100

International joint publications

62.8

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

37.61

%

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

Regional Engagement
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Bachelor graduates working in the region

Master graduates working in the region

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

13.5

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

64.05

%

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

16.9

General
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Female students bachelor

55

%

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff

43

%
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