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''Gentse waterzooi'' under the electron microscope

Experiment market

Discover what Ghent’s signature dish, waterzooi, looks like magnified by 10,000.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 1st floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: electron microscope
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3D animation 'the virtual horse'

Discovery market

Through 3D models and animations, the anatomy of the horse is shown to you.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: 3D, anatomy, animals, education@GhentUniversity, horses, physiology
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A compact and affordable LIDAR system

Discovery market

LIDAR, a radar that uses light waves, allows for our surroundings to be mapped in high resolution.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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A generic data platform for IoT & smart city services

Discovery market

Discover how large amounts of sensor data are processed.

  • For whom: adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: future
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All things bakelite

Movie

Discover the fascinating life of Leo Baekeland.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1, De Blauwe Vogel
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: alumni, bakelite, chemistry, engineers, entrepreneurship, innovation, Leo Baekeland, plastic
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Animation throughout the day

Entertainment and music

Enjoy various artistic performances from members of the community of Ghent University.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Let's celebrate!
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: concert, dance, music, party, theater
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As your question about dyscalculia

Science consultants

About 5% of the population has dyscalculia. Our science consultants will answer your questions, provide advice, and clear up a few misunderstandings.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: calculate, dyscalculia
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Augmented reality sandbox

Discovery market

Create your own landscape in the sandbox, with every change projected in real-time.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: augmented reality, contour lines, geography, landscape, sandbox
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Baby milk full of healthy sugars

Discovery market

The Inbio lab at Ghent University programs bacteria to produce ‘breast-milk sugars’ in large quantities.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: bacteria, biotechnology, breast milk, powdered milk
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Be on a magazine cover yourself

Workshop

Get yourself on the cover of a magazine.

  • For whom: youngsters
  • Theme: Culture and history, Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Foyer
  • Faculty: Economics and Business Administration
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: magazines, marketing, the smart(ass) consumer
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Beat balance disorders with Matti!

Discovery market

Test the interactive gaming mat Matti, which is used in therapy for children with balance disorders.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Biotechnology: from taste to sip

Discovery market

Step inside the world of a technology that uses biological materials. At table!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: bacteria, beer, biotechnology, bread, cheese, fruit juice
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Breastboard: treat breast cancer ‘comfortably’

Discovery market

Come and admire the newly developed ‘breastboard’, that makes breast cancer treatments as comfortable as possible.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Man and society
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Cabinet of literary consolation

Science consultants

Classics from global literature are a lasting source of comfort and joy.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Sports and health
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: books, literature, party at the library
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Cancer therapy: child’s play?

Workshop

Kids between the ages of 10 and 12 can learn about cancer therapy in a playful way.

  • For whom: children
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand - Imaginary museum Dierick
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: cancer, therapy
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City and university. Since 1817

Exhibition

The university has been looking for its place in the city since 9 October 1817. Discover how they live alongside one another - yesterday, today and tomorrow.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Let's celebrate!, Ghent University history
  • Location: STAM - Ghent City Museum
  • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tags: history, history Ghent University, patrimony, research
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Clone your own in-vitro plant

Experiment market

Make your own test-tube plant to take home with you.

  • For whom: children
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: hormones, in vitro plant, plants
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Closing show

Entertainment and music

The day will end with a unique closing show.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Let's celebrate!
  • Location: Student square
  • Time: 17:00 - 19:30
  • Tags: concert, music, party
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Conversion of classic films to HDR

Discovery market

Discover the TV of the future, as well as the impact of adapting films to this evolution.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: image quality, television
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De Krook: At a crossroads between technology and culture

Discovery market

How can technology make us healthier? Can we teach people new skills in virtual reality? What is big data and how can we use it to predict our behaviour?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology, Man and society, Sports and health
  • Location: The Krook
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy, Political and Social Sciences, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: big data, communication, ehealth, engineers, music, robotica, science of education, virtual reality
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De Krook: Users help shape technology and media!

Discovery market

Visit labs that look like living rooms, a co-creation lab and our Media Training Centre.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology, Man and society
  • Location: The Krook
  • Faculty: Political and Social Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: augmented reality, brainstorming, co-creation, communication, game, green screen, living room, media, new media, television, virtual reality
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Delicious chocolate thanks to science

Discovery market

Ghent University researchers help cocoa farmers in West Africa to produce higher quality cocoa. Find out what they are doing and try the results!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Ufo
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: cacao, chocolat, taste test
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Design your own cover

Workshop

Get under the skin of someone famous and make your own cover in which you promote healthy food.

  • For whom: children
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Leszaal De Smet
  • Faculty: Economics and Business Administration
  • Time: 14:30 - 15:45
  • Tags: health, magazines, marketing, nutrition, the smart(ass) consumer
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Digital image processing for the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

Discovery market

Support of the physical restoration and detailed art and historical analysis.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: art, art history, Lam Gods, van Eyck
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DNA unravelled

Experiment market

Discover what DNA really looks like.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: biotechnology, DNA
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Does this machine require maintenance?

Discovery market

Does this machine require maintenance?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Doodling with 3D printers

Workshop

Print simple drawings on your PC using a 3D printer.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: 3D, 3D printing, drawing
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Dynamic recreational routes in Ghent

Discovery market

A handy app allows you to develop your own route, with your personal points of interest.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: apps, mobility, tourism
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Escape from the Escape Room

Extra

Do you escape in time?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Auditorium Denduyver
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: diversity, puzzles
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Everything you never dared to ask about sex and relationships

Science consultants

There are scientific answers to all your burning questions about sex and relationships. You just have to be brave enough to ask!

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Tags: relationships, sex
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Exploratory surgery and physiotherapy for dogs

Discovery market

See how dog arthroscopy is performed and how different forms of physiotherapy are used for dogs.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: animals, dogs, movies, pets, physiotherapy
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Explore an innovative way to produce plastics

Discovery market

Discover a cheaper way to produce plastics through injection moulding, using plastic granulate in printed moulds.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Explore the Façade Elements Test Centre

Guided tour

Materials and systems for the construction industry are developed and tested in the Façade Elements Testing Centre.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Technicum
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 14:30 - 16:00
  • Tags: architecture, construction, engineers, innovation, isolation
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Focus on Biotechnology

Experiment market

Get acquainted with practical applications of biotechnology at Ghent University.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - first floor, high-rise building
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: bacteria, biotechnology, nutrition, research
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Folding bikes: handy and comfortable?!

Discovery market

Test an intuitive folding bike concept combining a compact design with a comfortable ride.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Food for thought: pet food

Science consultants

Get an answer to all your questions about the food you give to your dog or cat.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
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From sewer to brewer

Discovery market

Beer from sewage water? It's possible!

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability, Let's celebrate!
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: beer, wastewater, water treatment
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Ghent University Botanical Garden: natural oasis in the city

Patrimonium

A visit to the Botanical Garden is always worth it, and certainly when there are special workshops and demos.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology, Sustainability, Ghent University history
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - Plantentuin
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: biology, botanical garden, fungi, patrimony, plants
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Ghent University Campus as a source of recycled plastics

Discovery market

Old pipette boxes as tiles for green roofs. Come and discover premium plastics recycling

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: green roof, plastic, plastic, recycling
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Ghent University heritage: the Aula

Patrimonium

Have you ever wondered what was hidden behind the pillars on de Volderstraat? Visit the University Palace.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Ghent University history
  • Location: Aula
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: patrimony, visit
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Ghent University patrimonium: Emile Braun School

Guided tour

One of the many pearls of Ghent University is the Emile Braun School, a former Jesuit college from the seventeenth century.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Emile Braun School - inner courtyard
  • Faculty: Law and Criminology
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: patrimony
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Ghent University patrimonium: Het Pand

Patrimonium

Het Pand is a gem of a building, including the old Dominican Library. It is well worth a visit.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Ghent University history
  • Location: Het Pand
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: patrimony, visit
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Ghent University patrimonium: Library of the Instituut voor de Wetenschappen [Institute for the Sciences]

Patrimonium

A monumental building at Ghent's highest point. Come and take a look at the library of the Architecture department and their works.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Ghent University history
  • Location: Jozef Plateaustraat 22
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: patrimony, visit
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Ghent University WORLDwise

Discovery market

Do you want to know what 'internationalisation' means at Ghent University? Come and explore the world with us!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society, Let's celebrate!
  • Location: The Therminal
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: development cooperation, Erasmus, fairtrade, internationalisation, music, South Korea, world
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Ghent university: De Therminal

Patrimonium

Take a look at the old thermal power plant that has become a favourite hang-out for many students. Student associations can also be found housed there.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Ghent University history
  • Location: The Therminal
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: patrimony, thermal power station, visit
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Gods and demons from India and China

Workshop

Travel along various Asian deities and read more about their religious history.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: China, India, party at the library, religion
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Guided tour of the thermodynamics lab

Guided tour

Researchers in the thermodynamics laboratory are trying to develop thermal systems that use alternative energy sources.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Technicum
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Tags: energy, engineers, heat pump, innovation, solar water heater, thermodynamics
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Has Belgium got news for you?

Movie

How does the international press see Flanders?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:15
  • Tags: communication, Flanders, media, party at the library
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Hit the road… in an electric car!

Science consultants

Electric cars: a hype or the hyper model of sustainable driving?

  • For whom: adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: battery, car, electric car, hybrid
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Hooded sweaters in the Ghent University shop

Extra

Would you like to wear a hooded sweater or other souvenir to celebrate our 200th birthday? Be sure to visit the Ghent University shop in the Ufo.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Let's celebrate!
  • Location: Ufo
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: Ghent University shop, merchandise, sweater
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Hot, hotter, hottest

Experiment market

Visit the weather stations inside the Botanical Garden and take a look at our climate models.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - Plantentuin
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: botanical garden, climate, meteorology, research, weather
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How phantoms can help veterinary students

Discovery market

Find out about ‘phantoms’, an aid that students can use to study dogs and cats.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: animals, cats, dogs, education@GhentUniversity, pets, phantoms
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Hydraulics lab tour

Guided tour

Stop by the Hydraulics lab and discover everything worth knowing about water and currents.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Technicum
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Tags: engineers, hydraulics, water
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Hyperspectral imaging

Discovery market

Detect things that are hard to see with the human eye.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: licht
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IceCube: ghost particles in a block of ice

Experiment market

Physicist Dirk Ryckbosch describes the search for neutrinos in the Antarctic ice.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - ground floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: Antarctica, astronomy, cosmology, neutrinos, physics, telescope
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Innovations in horticulture

Discovery market

How can we produce as many plants as possible in a limited area with high energy-efficiency?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Ufo
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: horticulture, innovation, plants
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Insulate your home against the heat, the cold and… sound!

Science consultants

Insulate your home against the heat, the cold and… sound!

  • For whom: adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: architecture, construction, heat, isolation, materials, sound
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Language and artificial intelligence

Experiment market

Can a Facebook post reveal whether somebody is manically depressed? Can we measure an author’s emotions based on a piece of text? Find out the answer here!

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: artificial intelligence, language, party at the library
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Large pets at the clinic!

Discovery market

Watch a short video on life at the animal clinic in Merelbeke.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Man and society, Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: animals, cows, movies
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Last Words, a documentary on Cappadocian

Movie

Follow Professor Mark Janse on his exciting quest to find the last speakers of a language thought to be extinct.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Movie theater Paddenhoek
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:30 - 14:45
  • Tags: Cappadocia, language, Mark Janse, research, Turkey
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Laughing Bastards in the Boekentoren [Book Tower]

Entertainment and music

What does the bastard child of jazz, blues and folk sound like? Come and listen to it in the Boekentoren.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Let's celebrate!
  • Location: University Library - Henry Van de Velde Hall
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Tags: concert, Laughing Bastards, music
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Leo Baekeland, the Ghent-born plastics pioneer

Movie

Explore Leo Baekeland’s fascinating life and career. The film lasts 56 minutes, but there’s also a shorter 21-minute version.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Jozef Plateaustraat 22
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 14:30 - 15:30
  • Tags: alumni, bakelite, chemistry, engineers, entrepreneurship, innovation, Leo Baekeland, plastic
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Library of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Exhibition

This recently renovated architectural gem houses precious books, collections, and scale models.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology, Ghent University history
  • Location: Jozef Plateaustraat 22 - Faculty library Engineering and architecture
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: architecture, books, engineers, patrimony
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Little revealing magazine covers

Exhibition

A mini-exhibition about attractive covers.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Foyer
  • Faculty: Economics and Business Administration
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: history, magazines, marketing, the smart(ass) consumer
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M-score assesses your mobility behaviour

Discovery market

A questionnaire assesses how sustainable your travel habits are. And those of others too. 

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: The Krook - Grindplein Korianderstraat - Platteberg
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: mobility
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Make your own spectroscope

Workshop

A workshop to make your own spectroscope with a cardboard tube and an old CD.

  • For whom: youngsters
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Observatory Armand Pien
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:15 - 16:30
  • Tags: astronomy, physics, spectroscopy
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Making music with a laser harp

Experiment market

Discover how physics can literally sound like music in the ears by playing a harp using laser beams.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Let's celebrate!
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 1st floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: harp, laser, music, physics
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Maths puzzles

Experiment market

Mathematical puzzles to test your spatial awareness, powers of logic, and inventiveness.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 1st floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: mathematics, puzzles
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Movement capturing and analysis without markings

Discovery market

We capture moving persons in 3D to carry out sports analyses.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: 3D, analysis, camera, sports
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Music, the brain and movement: Discover the laboratories of the IPEM in the Krook

Experiment market

Find out why music is so engaging, how it starts dancing and what it does with our brain.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: brains, music, sports
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New techniques in archaeology

Experiment market

Using fragments of film, virtual reconstructions and animations you will gain an impression of these amazing new techniques.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: archeology, party at the library
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Now the bus can see you!

Discovery market

On algorithms and sensors. Have a look under the bonnet and see how self-driving vehicles work.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Grindplein Korianderstraat - Platteberg
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: car, self-propelled vehicle, sensors
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On the lookout for human traces in the soil at Stonehenge, Waterloo and the front line of Flanders Fields

Discovery market

Discover how scientists use a soil scanner they developed themselves to look for human traces hidden in the soil.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology
  • Location: Ufo
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: archeology, scanner, soil
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OPSORO presents a social robot

Discovery market

Building and programming of social robots via an open platform. Come and check it out!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: computer programming, robotica
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Out of the Box - Dr Guislain Museum

Exhibition

In the Dr Guislain Museum, the Ghent University Museum (GUM) will enter into dialogue with Professor Ignaas Devisch and Visual Artist Alexi Williams Wynn.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Ghent University history
  • Location: Museum Dr. Guislain
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy, Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: art, Ghent University Museum, history, history Ghent University, Out of the Box, philosophy, research
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Out of the box: Design Museum

Extra

In the Design Museum, the Ghent University Museum will enter into dialogue with storyteller, particle accelerator and question master, Fredo De Smet.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Design Museum
  • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tags: art, Ghent University Museum, museum, off-parcours, Out of the Box, science
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Out of the box: Sint-Baafskathedraal [St Bavo's Cathedral]

Extra

In the Sint Baafskathedraal, the Ghent University Museum will enter into dialogue with poet Peter Verhelst and scenographer Koen Bovée.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Saint Bavo's Cathedral
  • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tags: Ghent University Museum, museum, off-parcours, Out of the Box, religion, science
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Out of the box: Sint-Pietersabdij [St. Peter's Abbey]

Extra

In the Sint-Pietersabdij, the Ghent University Museum will enter into dialogue with Professor Maarten Van Dyck (science philosophy, Ghent University) and scenographer Koen Bovée.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Saint Peter's Abbey
  • Time: 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tags: art, Ghent University Museum, museum, off-parcours, Out of the Box, science
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Pepper Robot

Discovery market

The health demo of the ICON project ROBO-CURE shows you how a social robot can interact with a child suffering from Type I diabetes.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Man and society
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Perceptual assessment of image quality

Discovery market

The ultimate method to assess the quality of digital images uses psychovisual experiments. See for yourself!

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: image quality
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Play chess against a maths professor

Extra

Who dares to take on the challenge?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 3rd floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: chess, mathematics
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Reconstruct the world in 3D on the fly!

Discovery market

Summary: The Liborg robot by Imec-IPI-Ghent University reconstructs any space in the blink of an eye. Handy for industrial sites or public infrastructure.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: 3D, models, robotica, scanner
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Recovery of residual heat with a chemical heat pump

Discovery market

Qpinch reuses residual heat from industry

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: energy, factory, heat pump, industry, residual heat
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Restart the heart

Workshop

What should you do if someone has a cardiac arrest?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand - Library
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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Safety and privacy in IT

Science consultants

How can we protect ourselves against cyber-attacks both from a technical and a legal point of view?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Man and society
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Law and Criminology, Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Tags: cryptolocker, ICT, privacy, safety
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Science as art

Discovery market

Are you bored by artistic images? Are you fascinated by the mystery of science? Or would you simply like to know about how science can lead to art?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: 3D, art, biology, Ghent, mathematics, microscope, museum, physics, science, science as art, theory of relativity, virtual reality
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Science Slam: Let’s talk science… in just 3 minutes!

Science slam

Which of our young researchers can explain his or her work the most clearly?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Science and technology, Man and society, Sports and health, Sustainability, Animals
  • Location: Movie theater Paddenhoek
  • Time: 15:30 - 16:45
  • Tags: contest, PhD students, postdocs, research
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See what cannot be seen

Guided tour

Make the invisible visible and learn how an electrospinning machine, a plasma printer, and an electron microscope work.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Technicum
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 14:00 - 15:30
  • Tags: electron microscope, engineers, innovation, microscope, nano technology, plasma
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Self-healing concrete no longer requires repairing

Discovery market

Concrete has many exceptional advantages, but it has one disadvantage too…. it can crack. Or is this set to be a thing of the past soon?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: architecture, concrete, construction
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Shopper Vision lets you see through the eyes of your customer

Discovery market

The number-1 rule in marketing is: If you want to sell, you need to know your customer. Explore innovative computer-vision technology.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Man and society
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: eyetracking, marketing
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Spectacular chemistry show

Extra

Everything’s explained during this explosive, foaming chemistry show.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - ground floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: chemistry, show
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Speed dating with philosophers

Science consultants

Everything you ever wanted to know from a philosopher but never dared to ask.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history, Man and society
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: party at the library, philosophy
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Sports as a hobby? Yes, but without injuries please!

Experiment market

Technology and gaming as screening instruments and rehabilitation tools.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand - Kloostergang
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: game, injuries, revalidation, sports
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Stories to treasure

Discovery market

Soft-spoken students and lecturers give a voice to the many gems in the book collection.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Faculty library Arts and Philosophy
  • Faculty: Arts and Philosophy
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: books, literature, party at the library
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Talking tree

Experiment market

How fast do trees grow? Do they grow faster in the city than outside of it? Come and see for yourself!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Student square
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: biology, citizen science, plants, tree
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Tastes are different

Experiment market

Do the test: Which chocolate is your favorite?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Foyer
  • Faculty: Economics and Business Administration, Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: nutrition, research, taste test, the smart(ass) consumer
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Technology for the future

Discovery market

Discover everything you need to know about research at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture in an interactive manner during our technology festival at De Krook.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: 3D, 3D printing, architecture, chemistry, concrete, hands on, hydraulic engineering, materials, robotica, virtual reality
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The animals’ colours: where do they come from and what can we do with them?

Lecture

Scientific chat with Dr Liliana Alba about animals’ colours and how they can inspire us.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Animals
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - ground floor, Auditorium 2
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 16:00 - 16:30
  • Tags: animals, biology
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The combustion engine: doomed?

Guided tour

Will the combustion engine be able to work with renewable energy in the future?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Technicum
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Tags: electric car, emissions, engineers, engines, innovation
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The future of 3D printing

Experiment market

3D printing is offering more and more possibilities, e.g. through the use of simple, yet versatile ‘ink’.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -2
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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The ideal education - does it exist?

Science consultants

All parents have their doubts about the way they handle certain situations. Rightly so? An expert will gladly provide all the answers!

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: children, nurture
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The impact of separations on families and children

Science consultants

A good separation - is that even possible? How does separation affect children? And how do you live as part of a newly composed family? Find an answer to all your questions here!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: blended family, children, divorce, divorce
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The Internet of Things in hospital

Discovery market

Discover how the Internet of Things can optimise the workflow in hospitals.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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The quality of big data

Discovery market

How can you get clean results from dirty measurement data?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
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The science behind cooking

Science consultants

Are you having some serious issues in the kitchen? Or maybe you have some odd questions about food? We try to solve and answer them!

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: chemistry, nutrition
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The student homes, then and now

Exhibition

How does it feel like living in a student home? Through an expo you will get an interesting look into life in student homes.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society, Ghent University history
  • Location: Home Canterbury
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: homes, housing, living, patrimony
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Together for a sustainable university

Extra

How can we become more sustainable as a university? We listen to your suggestions!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Sustainability
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: sustainability
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Toilet water needn’t be a waste stream

Discovery market

Bio engineers develop technology for the reuse of toilet water or nutrients.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: aerospace, recycling, wastewater, water, water treatment
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Toolbuilders

Exhibition

There is more in a university than you think. Take a look at the workshops where colleagues are busy with electricity, woodworking, metalworking, glass blowing ...

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 1st floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: glass blowing, instruments, physics
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Tracking down earthquakes

Experiment market

Come test your own talents as a geologist by studying real research material.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 1st floor, Kraaistraat wing
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: earthquakes, geology, research
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Tracking down liver diseases

Lecture

How do scientists detect liver diseases?

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand - Refter
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 16:30 - 17:00
  • Tags: biotechnology, liver
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Treatment for your teddy bear

Workshop

Medical students take care of sick or injured teddy bears and help relieve children’s fears of doctors and hospitals.

  • For whom: children
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand - Library
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: hospital, medicine
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Try out the supercomputer!

Experiment market

Experience for yourself how the supercomputer works and find out more about its use and hosting.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - Foyer MacLeod
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: ICT, supercomputer
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UGent @ work

Exhibition

Ghent University has about 9,000 employees. Curious about what they do? Take a look at our exhibition about the daily life at Ghent University.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Foyer
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: clothes, fashion, staff
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Under the sea

Experiment market

Find out all there is to know about the ecological effects of deep sea mining and wind turbines.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: Campus Ledeganck - 3rd floor, high-rise building, practicum room 3.1
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: ecology, fish, sea
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Unusual pets becoming increasingly popular

Discovery market

More and more people are keeping unusual animal species as pets. But how do you care for them?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: amphibians, animals, birds, ferrets, fish, pets, rabbits, reptiles, rodents
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View bugs and plants in close-up

Workshop

Have you ever looked at a beetle in close-up? Under the microscope you can discover all kinds of small organisms in amazing detail.

  • For whom: children, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Animals
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Faculty: Bioscience Engineering
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: animals, biology, microscope
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Visit Ghent University’s Armand Pien Public Observatory

Patrimonium

From the Public Observatory, you have not only a unique view over Ghent, but you will also learn lots of information from our enthusiastic staff.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: Observatory Armand Pien
  • Faculty: Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: astronomy, meteorology, sun, telescope
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Visit Ghent University’s entrepreneurs’ market

Discovery market

Pay a visit to the entrepreneurs’ market of Durf Ondernemen, the knowledge centre for student entrepreneurship. Here you can see student entrepreneurs at work.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society, Let's celebrate!
  • Location: Ufo - foyer
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: creativity, entrepreneurship, innovation, student entrepreneurs
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Visit the new Humanities and Philosophy faculty library

Guided tour

Inside the “Instituut der Wetenschappen” building, often better known as ‘De Plateau’ or ‘De Rozier’, a new library is being created that brings together the dozens of small departmental and research libraries of the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Culture and history
  • Location: Rozier 44 - Entrance Hall
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:15
  • Tags: construction site, guide, library, visit
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Visit the skills lab of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Discovery market

At the skills lab, we perform a number of basic veterinary techniques, such as skin suturing.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Animals
  • Location: Aula - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Veterinary Medicine
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: animals, cows, education@GhentUniversity, horses, movies, pets, skillslab
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Viva Fair Trade

Discovery market

Suggestions on how to make Fair Trade more important at Ghent university? Or do you just want a delicious piece of chocolate?

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: The Therminal
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: development cooperation, fairtrade
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Vortex reactor technology

Discovery market

The rising demand for consumer goods and relaxation products forces the market into more, smaller, and better.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology
  • Location: The Krook - Floor -1
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: industry, innovation
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We dispel the myths about autism and ADHD

Science consultants

Experts will be on hand to explain autism and ADHD, and will be delighted to dispel the 10 most common myths about these.

  • For whom: youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Man and society
  • Location: Campus Tweekerken - Peristilium
  • Faculty: Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: ADHD, autism, children, developmental disorders, developmental psychology, nurture
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wE-MOVE boosts children’s rehabilitation and condition

Discovery market

Discover an exergaming platform that combines video games with physical exercises via the Kinect sensor.

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sports and health
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: game, revalidation, sports
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What does it feel like to be a guinea pig?

Discovery market

Discover everything you’ve always wanted to know about participating in clinical studies. And enjoy a playful experiment too!

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand - Kapittelzaal
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: biobank, clinical trial, medicine, research
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What will urbanisation look like in the future?

Science consultants

The impact of compact living on our public spaces and on mobility.

  • For whom: adults
  • Theme: Science and technology, Sustainability
  • Location: The Krook - Ground floor
  • Faculty: Engineering and Architecture
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Tags: future, infrastructure, mobility
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Which sport suits me best?

Workshop

With a new app you can decide which sport fits you. You can also take some additional motorics tests.

  • For whom: children
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: children, sports, talent
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‘Get Fit 2 Sport’ focuses on the basic principles of the prevention of sports injuries

Experiment market

Demo on primary sports injury prevention among young Flemish sportspeople

  • For whom: children, youngsters, adults
  • Theme: Sports and health
  • Location: Het Pand
  • Faculty: Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Time: 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tags: biobank, clinical trial, medicine, research
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