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Ghent University

Location

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, Ghent, BE, Ghent Belgium

Ranking

# =169QS World University Rankings

About Ghent University

Ghent University is a public research university and one of the most prestigious universities in Belgium, currently ranked within the top 150 of the QS World University Rankings. Founded in 1817 with Latin as the language of instruction, Ghent University is today one of the largest universities in Flanders, with a student body of 41,000, including more than 4,150 international students. The language of instruction at Ghent University is primarily Dutch, but the university does offer some postgraduate courses taught in English.

Ghent University considers itself a pluralist university, meaning it’s not connected to any particular religion/ideology and is open to all students regardless of their background. It also has an international perspective, welcoming many international students and employees and taking part in the Erasmus exchange program.

About Ghent University

Ghent University is a public research university and one of the most prestigious universities in Belgium, currently ranked within the top 150 of the QS World University Rankings. Founded in 1817 with Latin as the language of instruction, Ghent University is today one of the largest universities in Flanders, with a student body of 41,000, including more than 4,150 international students. The language of instruction at Ghent University is primarily Dutch, but the university does offer some postgraduate courses taught in English.

Ghent University considers itself a pluralist university, meaning it’s not connected to any particular religion/ideology and is open to all students regardless of their background. It also has an international perspective, welcoming many international students and employees and taking part in the Erasmus exchange program.

University information

41,054
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5,713
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5,985
69%
31%

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Rankings & ratings

Ghent University is one of the top universities in Ghent, Belgium. It is ranked #=169 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #148
  • 2014
    #122
  • 2015
    #=129
  • 2016
    #=124
  • 2017
    #=131
  • 2018
    #=125
  • 2019
    #138
  • 2020
    #130
  • 2021
    #135
  • 2022
    #141
  • 2023
    #=143
  • 2024
    #=159
  • 2025
    #=169

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