Practical information

Conference Venue

Course venueThe conference will be held at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Ghent University. The faculty is located at the H. Dunantlaan 2, 9000 Ghent. This faculty is easily accessible with public transport from the main railway station Gent-Sint-Pieters Station. There you can take tramway 4 or 2, and get off at the Bernard Spaelaan tram stop. Then, you cross the parking lot of the Delhaize supermarket and when you reach the Jubileumlaan on the other side of the parking lot, go to the right until you reach an intersection. The faculty is located on the opposite side of this intersection. You can also click  to open the H. Dunantlaan area in Google Maps.


There are numerous high-quality hotels in the city centre of Ghent. The number of stars awarded to a hotel (1 to 5) indicate the level of comfort you might expect. For more information about the hotels and an overview of all possible hotels, we recommend to visit or use Google to find your accommodation.


Participants looking for a budget-friendly way of staying in Ghent can stay in one of the many hostels. Based on the city website, we provide you with a non-limitative list of hostels in Ghent in order to assist you in finding a suitable place to stay during the conference. Participants are responsible for their own lodging.

  • Hostel Uppelink
    Hostel Uppelink is located in a historic building, in the heart of the historic city centre, and boasts an impressive view of Ghent’s famous towers. The hostel offers affordable accommodation in shared rooms, with 2 to 14 beds per room. Every floor is equipped with toilets and the shared bathroom features sinks and large showers. On the ground floor there are a breakfast area, a cosy salon and bar, with an impressive view of the Graslei.
  • Youth Hostel De Draecke
    After a thorough renovation, the youth hostel now has 119 beds (spread across rooms which can accommodate between 2 and 6 people). All the rooms have their own bathrooms and each bed has a bedside lamp, power socket and locker. The ground floor has been given a complete make-over. The reception was integrated into the bar and merges into the dining room and lounge. There is a computer corner and free wifi. Groups can also meet for breakfast and other meals in the large meeting room.
  • KaBa
    KaBa Hostel in Sint-Annaplein has 38 beds.  The owners wanted to distinguish themselves from the other youth hostels, which is why they invited young Ghent artists to decorate the rooms. The interiors are quite original. The hostel also has a kitchen which guests can use and a garden.
  • Hostel 47
    Low-budget accommodation on the outskirts of the historic city centre. The rooms for two to eight persons can accommodate a total of 34 guests.
  • 13 O’Clock Hostel
    13 O’Clock Hostel recently opened in Universiteitsstraat. You can spend the night here for a reasonable price. Longer stays (for a month even) are also possible. The price includes: bathroom and toilet next to the room, use of a kitchenette, Internet, gas, electricity and 1 set of bath linens. The hostel also has wheelchair-accessible rooms.
  • Ecohostel Andromeda
    An overnight stay on a barge within walking distance of the city centre. The ship has been renovated using an ecological approach. Four rooms, which can sleep maximum twenty guests. Vegetarian, organic and fair trade breakfast.
  • Treck Hostel
    Treck Hostel, which is housed in an old 19th-century brick kiln, is the very first indoor camp site in Belgium. You can spend the night (and have breakfast) in one of nine themed caravans or in a joint room. Treckhaak, the in-house bar, is the place to be for coffee, a pint or a board game.

Tourist information

About Ghent

  • Ghent is the capital of East-Flanders and has about 250,000 inhabitants. According to National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Ghent is the third city in its global ranking of most beautiful cities across the world. Ghent is a lively city with more than 70,000 University and University College students. In what follows, we provide some tourist information about Ghent based on the official city website

Castle of the Counts

  • "I'll show them who's boss": that is what Philip of Alsace had in mind. So he had the imposing castle rebuilt (1180). Overlooking the city from its battlements high up on the keep, one can sense the feeling of wealth and power that the lord of the castle must have had.  Click for more information.

    Castle of the counts


  • The Old St Elizabeth Beguinage is no longer walled. In 1874 it was replaced by the Great Beguinage in Sint-Amandsberg, just outside the city. The Small Beguinage, O.L.V. ter Hoyen dates back to 1235 and is one of the best preserved from before the French Revolution. Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Click for more information.

The Belfry

  • The Belfry is the proudest symbol of the city's independence. The Cloth Hall was built onto the side of the Belfry. In a euphoric Brabant Gothic style; this monument glorifies the industry to which the city owes so much. At the corner of the Cloth Hall is an old jailer's lodge. The facade is adorned with the 'Mammelokker' which depicts the legend of Cimon who was condemned to starve to death. He was saved by his daughter who fed him daily from her breast. The Belfry is the middle of the famous three-rower row, together with the Saint Bavo's Cathedral and the Saint Nicholas's Church. Click for more information.


Graslei and Korenlei

  • Ask ten inhabitants of Ghent what the most beautiful place in their city is and nine will answer the Graslei. Today this medieval port with its unique row of historical buildings, which are reflected in the long river, is the meeting place par excellence. Young and old, inhabitants and visitors, everyone meets on one of the many café patios or simply by the water. This is the thriving heart of the inner city. Click for more information.

Stam - Ghent City Museum

  • Ghent has something from every period of history and that also applies to the STAM: the 14th-century abbey, the 17th-century monastery and the new 21st-century development together form the Ghent City museum. Unmistakably contemporary against a unique historical background, the museum tells the story of Ghent through inspiring collection pieces and interactive multimedia. Past, present and future are illustrated in a clear and interesting trail, detailing Ghent's transformation from a medieval metropolis into a city of knowledge and culture. Click for more information.

St Bavo's Cathedral

  • When Charles V was baptised there in 1500, the metamorphosis from a closed Romanesque church to a spacious Gothic one was fully underway. However, despite substantial financial support from the emperor, the cathedral still remained unfinished 58 years later. All that remains of the original Romanesque church is the crypt. St. Bavo's cathedral housed an impressive number of art treasures: the baroque high altar in white, black and red flamed marble, the rococo pulpit in oak, gilded wood and marble, a major work by Rubens, the Calvary Triptych, attributed to Joos van Wassenhove, alias Justus van Ghent, tombs of the Ghent bishops and much more. However, one work stands out head and shoulders above the rest: the world-famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb painted by Hubert and Jan van Eyck around 1432. Click for more information.