Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Introduction

The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering within Ghent University is a European research leader in the field of applied biological and life sciences or bioengineering.


We educate generations of scientists in leading-edge research and high impact work with governments and communities, industry and NGOs, to support innovation and sustainability in life sciences while managing and protecting natural and man-made ecosystems.

Excellence in Research-Driven Education

Leading faculty in Europe in international education programs related to life sciences, biological, physical and chemical sciences, with more than 40 years of experience in international cooperation.


2,800 Students

  • 1,000 Bioscience Engineering students
  • 680 Engineering Technology students
  • More than 400 international students

1,200 Employees

  • 150 professors
  • 1,000 academics

4 Campuses

  • Campus Coupure (Gent, Belgium)
  • Campus Schoonmeersen (Gent, Belgium)
  • Campus Kortrijk (Kortrijk, Belgium)
  • Ghent University-Global Campus (Incheon, South Korea)

Rankings

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8 Departments

  • Environment
  • Plants and crops
  • Animal sciences and aquatic ecology
  • Food technology, safety and health
  • Green chemistry and technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Data analysis and mathematical modeling
  • Agricultural economics

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) is a Joint Master Degree Programme, taught in English, bringing together students and scholars from all over the world. [+]

The International Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Engineering (IMETE) is a Joint Master Degree Programme, taught in English, bringing together students and scholars from all over the world.

In IMETE, you will become part of a new generation of environmental scientists. As a graduate, you will be able to design and apply state-of-the-art environmental technology and engineering solutions to tackle today’s global environmental problems.

You will study two years at three leading European universities in 3 different European countries: Ghent University (Belgium), IHE Delft Institute for Water Education (The Netherlands), and the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (Czech Republic).... [-]


International Master of Science in Rural Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship programme, is a joint degree which offers you the opportunity to study rural development in its diversity of international approaches and applications. [+]

The International MSc in Rural Development (IMRD), part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship programme, is a joint degree which offers you the opportunity to study rural development in its diversity of international approaches and applications. The 2 year master programme (120 ECTS) is jointly organized by 12 institutes leading in agricultural economics and rural development from all over the world. IMRD offers a combination of basic and specialized theoretical and practical training in technical, economic and social sciences. This competitive master programme has a high extent of international student mobility, making it possible to learn from specialists worldwide.

Study at different universities and compare international views on rural development Gain practical experience through a 1-month case study in Italy, Slovakia or Vietnam Scholarship opportunities: VLIR UOS scholarships 1/3 of our graduates start a PhD; others work at UN, FAO and in the agribusiness industry Obtain a joint MSc in Rural Development ... [-]

International Master of Science in Soils and Global Change

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The International Master of Science in Soils and Global Change (IMSOGLO) programme aims at teaching the knowledge, tools, technologies and applications in the context of soils and global change by bringing together the expertise of research groups at 4 renown EU universities [+]

Increased population pressure, industrialisation and intensive land use are causing depletion of natural resources and are limiting the performance of land with respect to its functions such as biomass production, carbon sequestration, water purification, etcetera. The additive effects of climate change and the above-mentioned aspects of global change influence the capacity of soils to regenerate and may even cause soil degradation.

The future capacity of soils to support (human) life is at stake. Programmes have been developed to protect the environment and to increase ecosystem resilience. Numerous directives on soil response to external pressures have been developed and implemented. A wealth of scientific knowledge is available but dispersed due to the specialisation of research groups, which makes it difficult for students to follow a focused curriculum on soils and global change at any individual university.... [-]


International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The International Master of Science in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM) aims at educating a new range of professionals with a holistic overview on resource management and up-to-date processing technologies, who are familiar with sustainability concepts and possess an innovative mind-set to boost the economic importance of this sector. [+]

The increasing demand for raw materials, their price volatility, the production concentration and the market distortions imposed by some countries, confront Europe and other world regions with a number of challenges along the entire value chain. To tackle this supply risk challenge and to deal with environmental problems arising from too large emissions of waste (such as CO2), technological innovation is required with respect to exploration of new resources and sustainable primary mining, sustainable use of resources in specific products and production processes (e.g. substitution of critical metals in materials), prevention of waste generation, valorisation of secondary (alternative) resources and recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.... [-]


Master of Science in Aquaculture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The MSc in Aquaculture, established at Ghent University in 1991, offers a constantly actualised programme that balances a broad multidisciplinary approach with an in-depth research-based training. [+]

Aquaculture is defined as the production of aquatic plants and animals for human consumption. Under the pressure of the increasing world population on the one side and the stagnating or even declining fishery landings on the other side, aquaculture is considered as the only option to respond to the growing demand for healthy and sustainable seafood.

Commercial aquaculture is a relatively young, diverse and dynamic bio-industry with growth figures exceeding any other traditional primary production sector.

Modern aquaculture is a strongly research-driven bio-industry requiring constant innovation and highly skilled entrepreneurs. On the other hand, it is also a very diverse discipline with a wide range of involved species (plants, molluscs, crustaceans, fish), climates, environments (freshwater, brackish water, marine), and exploitation modes (developing versus developed economies; subsistence versus business aquaculture).... [-]


Master of Science in Bio-Informatics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution, drives innovation in biotech and pharma industry and supports medical and governmental decision making. [+]

Technological advances have turned biology in a data-driven science. The avalanche of molecular data enables key discoveries in biology, ecology and molecular evolution, drives innovation in biotech and pharma industry and supports medical and governmental decision making.

However, the power of using these data for innovation depends on interdisciplinary skills to analyze, integrate and interpret the data. There is thus an urgent need for bioinformatics scientists and engineers with an interdisciplinary mind set.

The interfaculty Master of Science in Bioinformatics at Ghent University provides a curriculum of 120 credits, taught in English, which - depending on the chosen track - can result in an Engineer’s or Bioscience Engineer’s degree.... [-]


Master of Science in Food Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The Master of Science in Food Technology will prepare you to become a highly skilled professional in food technology, equipped with the necessary technical and managerial knowledge to successfully contribute to solving problems related to food security. [+]

Content Inter-university programme - Joint degree offered by the two leading universities in Flanders High-level research-based education to solve food security problems in developing countries Farm to fork multi-disciplinary approach

Food should not only be produced, it should also be delivered to the ultimate consumer in an acceptable form if it is to fulfil its nutritional destiny. To bring foods to the consumer in an acceptable form, on the one hand, processing technologies are used to convert edible raw materials into foods with decreased inherent stability; on the other hand preservation technologies are required to increase the stability and shelf life of foods.

Based on these considerations two technological dimensions are the key objectives: the transformation (processing) of raw materials into products suited for human consumption and the role of postharvest and food preservation unit operations in delivering safe and nutritious foods to the end consumer.... [-]


Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development aims at giving an in-depth knowledge and know-how related to nutrition and rural development related topics, creating a common academic level between all program students of diverse backgrounds. [+]

Background

The first year of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Rural Development aims at giving an in-depth knowledge and know-how related to nutrition and rural development related topics, creating a common academic level between all program students of diverse backgrounds. The programme consists on the one hand of basic knowledge, insights and skills in the areas of production, transformation, preservation, marketing and consumption of food products. On the other hand, it contains a practically oriented component that enables the alumni to identify problems by means of quantitative and qualitative research methods and analytical techniques, to assess and rank causes, and to plan, to execute and to evaluate appropriate interventions.... [-]


Master of Science in Physical Land Resources

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Ghent

The Master of Science in Physical Land Resources aims at delivering experts with a broad, advanced up-to-date knowledge in the field of physical land resources and soils in particular, that are capable to integrate this knowledge with the acquired techniques, skills and attitudes, and to apply them in their professional life. [+]

A country's physical land resources are a fundamental pillar of support for human life and welfare. Worldwide, population pressures and severe degradation, pollution and desertification problems are threatening this - for several countries relatively scarce - natural resource, and cause competition between agricultural or industrial purposes, urban planning and nature conservation. To guarantee a proper use and management of this for a nation basic commodity, well trained specialists with a thorough knowledge of the properties and characteristics of this natural resource, and a solid insight in factors and measures that may alter its actual state and value are warranted and call for a high standard scientific and practical education.... [-]