Doctoral schools course on Research Data Management

20-09-2022 On October 18th, the data steward team again organizes the highly appraised doctoral schools course on Research Data Management. The number of participants is limited, so first come, first served. More info here

FWO Postdoc Grant Writing Course

16-09-2022 There are still some places left in the FWO Postdoc Grant Writing Course. Subscribe here

Info session about FWO postdoctoral fellowships

16-09-2022 Info session about FWO postdoctoral fellowships (junior & senior) on 13 October 2022. Subscribe here

Career Hub portal

07-09-2022 Ghent University launched the Career Hub portal, a web page designed to support PhDs and postdoc researchers in preparing their next career step. Check out this video that explains how to use the portal.

The biennial Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics

05-09-2022 The biennial Rousseeuw Prize for Statistics (King Baudouin Foundation) will be awarded to five laurates. Ghent University is proud to welcome all five winners on Tuesday October 11 in the afternoon. In addition to presentations of the laurates and other guests, you can present a research poster. Register before October 7 and enjoy an afternoon of innovative statistics. Register here. More information about the The biennial Rousseeuw Prize here. The celebration ceremony takes place in Leuven on October 12 (registration).

New FWO panel structure

06-05-2022 The new FWO panel structuur for the fundamental expert panels is discussed during a webinar on Tuesday May 24th at 10.30PM (in Dutch): register, digital brochure (in Dutch).

Summer School on “Methods in Language Sciences

05-05-2022 The Faculty of Arts and Philosophy organizes a Summer School on “Methods in Language Sciences” in August 2022, including modules on Linear Mixed Models (LMM), NLP in Python, PRAAT, eye-tracking, … website and programme.

Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE)

28-04-2022 The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) is launching a new call for clinical trials (submission deadline September 13th 2022). On June 7th and 9th there are two free info sessions (registration is mandatory). For more information: KCE Trials 2022 investigator-led call | KCE (

R and Rstudio support

28-04-2022 Having some R or Rstudio related issues? Come to the RSO and “walk in” with your questions, every Thursday between 3pm and 4pm (online or on campus). Info

Info session

21-03-2022 new funding opportunities for psychosocial projects within the domain of psycho-oncology. Tuesday 19th of April (12pm - 1pm) and Wednesday 20th of April (7pm – 8pm). Subscribe here.

RDM in your FWO research proposal

12-01-2022 Information session “RDM in your FWO research proposal” on 27 January aimed at FWO PhD Fellowship candidates. Info and subscription here.

Research day 16/12/2021

21-12-2021 Rewatch the plenary lecture from the research day: “The Ethical Commitee – changes and challenges” (video - slides)

Mind the GAP

20-12-2021 New online training tool on research integrity and Good Academic research Practices. Read more


20-12-2021 HIRUZ (UZGent/Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) organizes an information session (in Dutch) about the Patients Advisory Council for Scientific Research. This session will take place online on Thursday 6 January from 12.00 to 13.00. More information can be found here.

CO2 meters

17-12-2021 As part of the COVID-19 measures, 35 CO2 meters have been installed in the FPPW research rooms. More information about their use can be found here

Update corona measures

22-11-2021 Public PhD defences can still take place “on campus”, taking into account the new COVID-19 measures.

Flemish interuniversity scientific integrity event

08-11-2021 ‘Magic numbers’: data, statistics and scientific integrity. Flemish interuniversity scientific integrity event. 29th November 2021. More info on

New faculty doctoral regulation

08-10-2021 The slides of the infosession about the new faculty doctoral regulation that has come into effect from academic year 2021-2022 onwards is to be found here. The recording of the infosession can be found here

Core facilties

15-10-2021 Information session about Core Facilities for alpha faculties. More information here

Update corona measures

12-11-2020 Non-teleworkable research activities can be carried out until further notice. This also includes non-teleworkable research activities in the context of bachelor's or master's theses. The UGent guidelines "Return to work safely in times of corona" must be strictly adhered to. In these guidelines you will also find additional guidelines for “research involving human test subjects” (see “section specific work situations”). Researchers, staff and students within each department must consult with their supervisors about the necessity, the concrete timing and the organization of the non-teleworkable research activities.

Anyone who must be present at the faculty can request a certificate. Travel is not limited to essential, but the Ministerial Decree states that a certificate is required to prove that you are lawfully entitled to an exception to teleworking, in case there is a check by the social inspectorate. If you want such a certificate, you can get it by email. In that case, please state your full name and personnel number, the date / period and for which activity you must be on campus (streaming or recording lessons, research activities that require physical presence in the UGent buildings, first part of a doctoral exam or logistics and service activities that can only be done on campus).

Update corona measures

28-10-2020 The exceptional new measures have also an impact on research. In line with the measures for education, all on-campus research in the faculty will be postponed until 11 November.
The only exception is research where the delay would have an irrevocable and disproportionate negative impact on the research results (e.g. follow-up research). If you have any questions, you can contact the faculty research director:

PhD defenses in code red

19-10-2020 We would like to point out the impact on PhD defenses of the switch to code red that will apply from October 26. In doing so, we follow the matrix available on our website.
Most important information:

  • Internal defenses remain possible on campus even during code red. Of course, the hygiene measures remain.
  • Public defenses and receptions cannot continue on campus with code red: public defenses must continue digitally.

The measures from code orange will continue to apply until 26 October.

Restart research activities

03-06-2020 Research activities can be restarted within Ghent University if a number of conditions are met. In order to facilitate that process, we want to establish a “learning network” in which information and expertise about the restart is shared amongst researchers. For that purpose, the Research Support Office has set up a SharePoint: Restarting Research We hope this SharePoint will be a hub containing and receiving relevant information about the restart of research at our faculty.

Update corona: call for flexibility in doctoral research (Rector UGent)

04-05-2020 These are extraordinary times. Times in which it is far from self-evident to complete doctoral research in accordance with agreed upon schedules.

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