Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies


Partnership Ghent University

We are happy to share the news that Ghent University has joined NISIS for an informal partnership (from September 2021 until end of August 2024). We are glad to pass on the following information about Ghent on behalf of Prof. Jo van Steenbergen. We would also like to add that the Autumn School 2023 will take place in Ghent.

We hope many students and scholars from Ghent University will join our events and we look forward to working together!

About Ghent University
Ghent University is a pluralistic university open to all, regardless of ideological, political, cultural or social background. Our credo is ‘Dare to Think’.

Ghent University was founded in 1817. In 2017, Ghent University celebrated its 200th anniversary.

As a top 100 university with more than 49,000 students and 15,000 staff members, we are one of the largest universities in the Dutch language area, located in Flanders, Belgium. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Several of our research groups, centres and institutes are renowned worldwide, in disciplines such as biotechnology, aquaculture, microelectronics, history, …

You will find many eminent scientists among our alumni, such as Nobel Prize winners Corneel Heymans and Maurice Maeterlinck, Leo Baekeland, Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers, Marc Van Montagu, … as well as prominent people such as Robert Cailliau (pioneer of the Internet), Dirk Frimout (astronaut), Peter Piot (United Nations) or Jacques Rogge (former president IOC).