Ghent University (UGent) is a top 100-university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Its 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Over the course of its 200 year history Ghent University has built up a strong scientific reputation. Ghent University invests in fundamental, high risk science as well as applied research. The university is known for its scientific expertise in life sciences and medicine, materials and agricultural science, veterinary medicine and many more.
The university does not just offer a place to singular research strengths but also encourages multidisciplinary collaboration. Its top research is built on a solid base: as a result of a bottom-up research policy, young researchers are given every opportunity to grow. A deeply rooted quality culture guarantees continuous rejuvenation of research.
FLANDERS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO) is part of the Agriculture and Fisheries policy area of the government of Flanders. It consists out of 4 Research Units. Its mission is to perform and coordinate policy-supportive scientific research and to provide related services with an eye toward economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries.
Based on research in the various scientific disciplines, ILVO will acquire knowledge necessary for the improvement of products and production methods, for monitoring and safeguarding the quality and safety of end products, and for improving policy instruments as a basis for the development of the agricultural sector and policies relating to the countryside.