About Ghent University:

Ghent University is a public research universitylocated in Ghent, Belgium. It was established in 1817 by King William I of the Netherlands. After the Belgian revolution of 1830, the newly formed Belgian state began to administer the university. In 1930, it became the first Dutch-speaking university in Belgium, whereas French had previously been the standard academic language. In 1991, the university was granted major autonomy and changed its name accordingly from State University of Ghent to its current designation. Ghent University consists of eleven Faculties with over 130 individual departments. In addition, the university maintains the Zwijnaarde science park and Greenbridge science park. Ghent University is one of the biggest Flemish universities. The University also supports the University Library and the University Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in Belgium.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 130 124 114 98 89 81 78 76 75 72 65 65 70 77 76

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 19 15 10 12 14 8 6 5 6 7 8 9 12 9
Engineering 129 88 91 96 101 99 103 106 124 99 98 129 142 146
Life Sciences 115 102 65 69 70 66 73 72 61 72 72 74 71 71
Medicine 144 139 115 106 112 116 109 107 104 97 94 93 94 110
Natural Sciences 183 190 167 142 107 125 118 102 119 93 104 104 116 122
Social Sciences 156 173 144 137 94 73 75 70 70 58 59 67 63 62

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 19 14 6 5 5 5 6 6 12 15 15
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 71 61 52
Chemistry 174 146 144 142 132 121 106 109 125 129 128
Chemical Engineering 92 102 84 79 83 93 74 95 96 156 128
Civil Engineering 26 34 34 30 29 34 28 41 45 48 60
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 96 97 114
Computer Science 42 59 45 44 61 65 56 74 113 102 118
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 97 90 99
Electrical Engineering 96 68 77 78 71 86 115 106 125 133 144
Environment / Ecology 56 62 67 58 56 44 40 47 50 52 49
Geosciences 92 98 99 118 108 130 123 111 105 94 93
Immunology - - - - - - - - 39 38 41
Materials Science 195 203 149 157 159 169 164 161 157 136 153
Mathematics 63 101 89 116 194 162 129 120 139 152 206
Mechanical Engineering 148 257 175 175 140 184 180 120 142 135 149
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 32 35 37
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 85 87 110
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 156 159 138
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 78 98 87 69 64 64 61 58 60 70
Physics 216 172 165 156 162 161 156 176 147 139 156
Plant & Animal Science 6 4 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 5 3
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 54 66 69
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 57 58 61
Space Science - - - - - - - - 187 180 216
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 196
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 55
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -