Africa Platform of Ghent University Association - Ghent

Africa Platform of Ghent University Association (GAP)

University of Ghent, Belgium

The Africa Platform of Ghent University Association (GAP) is a university platform aimed at building and facilitating academic collaboration between AUGent and African institutions; it also makes research on Africa available to the non-academic community.

Annelies Verdoolaege - AEGIS Plenary Representative

Karen Büscher - AEGIS Plenary Representative 

Africa Platform of Ghent University Association
Ghent University – Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
B-9000 Gent (Belgium)

M: +32 486 65 40 46
T: + 32 9 264 83 73


News and events: 

Ghent organises national and international conferences, seminars and workshops, both in Ghent and on the African continent. 




Research and publications: 

More than 420 projects with African partners are ongoing at Ghent University Association. These projects are located in each of the 11 faculties of Ghent University and in the three associated Universities of Applied Sciences: Hogeschool Gent, Arteveldehogeschool and Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen. Some of the stronger research  domains are African Studies, Conflict and  Development Studies, Plant Biotechnology, Veterinary Medicine, Migration Studies, Urban Studies, Public Health, and Bioscience Engineering, among others. 

More information on projects

More information on publications

Afrika Focus Journal

Teaching in African Studies: 

At Ghent University Association a large number of MA courses in different disciplines offer a specialisation In African topics. A full list of English MA programmes at UGent can be viewed here

Programmes with an African/global focus:

MA in African Studies

MSc in Conflict and Development 

MA in Global Studies

International MSc in Rural Development 


A number of scholarship opportunities for students and researchers from Africa are available at Ghent University, both on the level of teaching (top-up grants for MA students) and on the level of research (short stay research fellowships).

Information can be found through these links: 

Short stay research fellowships

Scholarship possibilities for candidates from Developing Countries 

Special Research Fund - Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries 

Global Minds Open Calls