About the Doctoral Schools

Five Doctoral Schools

Five Doctoral Schools support doctoral students during their research training at Ghent University: Arts, Humanities and Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Natural Sciences; (Bioscience) Engineering; and Life Sciences and Medicine

You can find a more in-depth look at the structure of the Doctoral Schools in this visual explainer.

Our mission

The Doctoral Schools have a three-fold mission:

  • Support doctoral students during their doctoral research;
  • Stimulate the quality culture in doctoral research;
  • Promote the doctorate’s international and social image to potential researchers and the job market.

We have outlined our strategy for the next five years in our strategic policy plan 2019-2024.

Career support

The Doctoral Schools organise a wide range of labour market initiatives preparing doctoral students for their future careers.

The Department of Personnel and Organization offers career coaching for (post)doctoral researchers

International mobility

Funding opportunities for incoming and outgoing international mobility:

Quality assurance

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