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Doctoral Schools Office

The Doctoral Schools Office lends support to the Doctoral Schools and its members.

During the corona crisis, we are primarily available via email.

    Doctoral Schools Directors

    Arts, Humanities and Law

    Director: Prof dr Tom Vander Beken
    Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
    Blandijnberg 2
    9000 Gent

    Council Composition

    Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Prof Dr Bart Cockx
    Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
    Sint-Pietersplein 6
    9000 Gent

    Council Composition

    Natural Sciences

    Director: Prof Dr Frank Witlox
    Faculty of Sciences
    Krijgslaan 281 S8
    9000 Gent

    Council Composition

    (Bioscience) Engineering

    Prof Dr Ir Paul Van der Meeren

    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
    Coupure Links 653
    9000 Gent

    Council Composition

    Life Sciences and Medicine

    Director: Prof Dr Patrick Calders
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    De Pintelaan 185 5K3
    9000 Gent

    Council Composition

    Ombudspersons for doctoral students

    Faculty and institutional ombudspersons for doctoral students