|Welcome at Ghent University Association|
The Bologna Declaration aims at a dynamic, high-quality European Higher Education Area. In order to realize this, the Flemish higher education structures have experienced great changes since the Higher Education Act of April 4, 2003. So-called Associations were established in order to carry out the educational reforms and intensify the cooperation between universities and university colleges.
Ghent University Association (also referred to as AUGent) was established on April 29, 2003. Now it has passed the first phase of development and dedicates itself to the new challenges that higher education is facing, such as the ‘academisation’ of master programmes in university colleges, a flexible intake and outflow of students of the association, accreditation, the optimalisation of degree programmes etc.
Ghent University Association makes special efforts to arrive at a higher education area with a whole range of higher education study programmes; ample room for knowledge and investigation; lifelong learning and a general diversity policy. The Association achieves its goals in close consultation and in consensus with its four member institutions and with special attention to the interest of its students, staff and third parties.
Ghent University Association is in full evolution and is committed to realize its policy priorities in the next few years. Please take a look on our website for the latest evolutions and announcements of events. We apologize that most of this however is in Dutch.