Ghent University

Ghent University

- Biology and Biochemistry Ranking

Belgium Established: 1817 Scholars: 66
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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Biology and Biochemistry discipline and affiliated with Ghent University. There are a total of 66 researchers included with 3 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Ghent University is 3,850 with a mean value for the h-index of 58.33. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Ghent University is 11,833 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 179.29.

Overview

Ghent University (UGent), or Universiteit Gent in Dutch, is an esteemed public research university located in Belgium. With a student body of more than 40,000 and a staff of nearly 10,000, UGent is considered as one of largest universities in the Flemish Region today. UGent prides itself on attracting and welcoming students from all around the globe, with 10% of its population coming from different countries. The primary language of instruction utilized at the university is Dutch, but there are also select postgraduate programs taught in English.

UGent is considered a pluralist university. As such, it is not associated with a specific ideology or religion. This allows the school to remain open to students of all backgrounds, cultures, religions, nationalities, gender, and race. The university also maintains a global perspective as it welcomes international students and employees. It also regularly participates in the Erasmus exchange program of the European Union.

The university in Ghent was founded on October 9, 1817 by King William I of Orange, with JC van Rotterdam serving as its first rector. It started with four faculties: Humanities, Science, Medicine, and Law, which collectively enrolled a total of 190 students. The university originally used Latin for instruction but later adopted the French language for all programs. In 1903, Flemish politician Lodewijk De Raet campaigned for the use of Dutch as the language of instruction. The first Dutch courses were offered in 1906. Today, UGent maintains its identity by providing about 230 programs in Dutch.

The university is considered one of Belgium’s major research institutions. It is also among the biggest beneficiaries of the Research Foundation - Flanders. The university’s annual research investment is estimated to be around £180 million.

While the university’s main campus is located at the heart of the city, its campus in Ostend serves as home to the GreenBridge Incubation Centre, which provides support and resources for startup technology companies. The center also performs its own sustainability research, focusing on seas and oceans.

UGent also has an arm in the Songdo Global University Campus (SGUC) in Incheon, South Korea. As the first European university to be accepted in SGUC, UGent provides bachelor’s programs in Molecular Biotechnology, Food Technology, and Environmental Technology.

Ghent University is affiliated with several Nobel Prize winners, including Joseph Guislain, Peter Piot, Walter Fiers, and Marc Van Montagu. Its notable alumni include Robert Cailliau, who is known for developing the internet with Tim Berners-Lee.
World
National
Scholar
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
90 World 1 National
Peter Vandenabeele

Peter Vandenabeele

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 145 Citations 97,541 477
151 World 2 National
Willy Verstraete

Willy Verstraete

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 133 Citations 60,973 535
745 World 10 National
Nico Boon

Nico Boon

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 98 Citations 31,940 400
1039 World 14 National
Wout Boerjan

Wout Boerjan

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 91 Citations 33,518 237
1104 World 17 National
Patrick Sorgeloos

Patrick Sorgeloos

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 90 Citations 30,719 522
1240 World 19 National
Tom Beeckman

Tom Beeckman

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 88 Citations 29,917 202
1647 World 23 National
Rudi Beyaert

Rudi Beyaert

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 81 Citations 35,170 250
1894 World 27 National
Guy Smagghe

Guy Smagghe

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 79 Citations 31,276 691
1915 World 29 National
Willy J. Peumans

Willy J. Peumans

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 79 Citations 20,707 280
2209 World 35 National
Frank Van Breusegem

Frank Van Breusegem

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 76 Citations 30,695 169
2488 World 41 National
Colin R. Janssen

Colin R. Janssen

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 73 Citations 19,600 267
2757 World 46 National
Monique Gillis

Monique Gillis

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 72 Citations 20,289 124
2896 World 48 National
Monica Höfte

Monica Höfte

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 71 Citations 18,099 279
3148 World 51 National
Stefaan C. De Smedt

Stefaan C. De Smedt

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 69 Citations 13,856 184
3323 World 55 National
Anne Willems

Anne Willems

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 69 Citations 17,576 204
3446 World 60 National
Dominique Van Der Straeten

Dominique Van Der Straeten

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 68 Citations 15,690 208
3458 World 58 National
Alain Goossens

Alain Goossens

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 68 Citations 16,425 184
3706 World 65 National
Jozef Van Beeumen

Jozef Van Beeumen

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 67 Citations 12,498 217
3729 World 66 National
Mohamed Lamkanfi

Mohamed Lamkanfi

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 66 Citations 27,340 149
3855 World 69 National
Riet De Rycke

Riet De Rycke

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 66 Citations 12,570 133
3878 World 71 National
Bart Devreese

Bart Devreese

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 66 Citations 13,864 265
4045 World 75 National
Wim Declercq

Wim Declercq

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 65 Citations 19,167 126
4747 World 86 National
Frank Devlieghere

Frank Devlieghere

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 62 Citations 13,315 231
5385 World 99 National
Pascal Boeckx

Pascal Boeckx

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 60 Citations 12,376 292
5444 World 101 National
Guy Haegeman

Guy Haegeman

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 60 Citations 13,408 118
5976 World 108 National
Ive De Smet

Ive De Smet

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 59 Citations 14,483 122
6067 World 113 National
Luc Leybaert

Luc Leybaert

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 58 Citations 9,645 143
6716 World 125 National
Daniël Demeyer

Daniël Demeyer

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 11,061 118
6765 World 128 National
Luc Tirry

Luc Tirry

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 57 Citations 8,584 141
7235 World 135 National
Jacques R. Vanfleteren

Jacques R. Vanfleteren

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 56 Citations 11,654 120
7825 World 145 National
Thomas Van Leeuwen

Thomas Van Leeuwen

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 55 Citations 10,130 152
8148 World 149 National
Christian Burvenich

Christian Burvenich

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 54 Citations 8,263 164
8170 World 151 National
Wim Soetaert

Wim Soetaert

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 54 Citations 8,339 160
8375 World 156 National
Geert Berx

Geert Berx

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 53 Citations 18,763 118
8461 World 157 National
Koen Sabbe

Koen Sabbe

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 53 Citations 8,060 163
8630 World 162 National
Tom Van de Wiele

Tom Van de Wiele

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 53 Citations 8,136 177
8692 World 163 National
Danny Geelen

Danny Geelen

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 53 Citations 7,681 131
8857 World 165 National
Marc Bracke

Marc Bracke

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 52 Citations 8,645 144
8949 World 167 National
John Van Camp

John Van Camp

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 52 Citations 8,001 158
9262 World 172 National
Maurice Moens

Maurice Moens

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 52 Citations 8,358 198
9841 World 179 National
Els J. M. Van Damme

Els J. M. Van Damme

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 51 Citations 6,712 186
10142 World 182 National
Nico Callewaert

Nico Callewaert

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 50 Citations 9,878 135
11099 World 194 National
Wim Van Criekinge

Wim Van Criekinge

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 48 Citations 7,448 99
11188 World 197 National
Johan Grooten

Johan Grooten

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 48 Citations 8,403 111
12071 World 204 National
Erick Vandamme

Erick Vandamme

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 47 Citations 8,868 138
12190 World 206 National
Pieter Mestdagh

Pieter Mestdagh

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 12,362 123
12662 World 218 National
P. De Vos

P. De Vos

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 10,357 86
12688 World 217 National
J. De Ley

J. De Ley

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 46 Citations 12,721 111
12704 World 220 National
Geert van Loo

Geert van Loo

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 18,397 122
12828 World 222 National
Frans van Roy

Frans van Roy

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 11,185 87
13025 World 226 National
Veerle Fievez

Veerle Fievez

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 6,363 173
13341 World 228 National
Bert De Rybel

Bert De Rybel

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 45 Citations 9,299 89
13418 World 231 National
Maryvonne Rosseneu

Maryvonne Rosseneu

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 6,485 93
13891 World 238 National
Steffen Vanneste

Steffen Vanneste

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 13,291 77
13895 World 242 National
Tom Defoirdt

Tom Defoirdt

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 9,584 93
13898 World 241 National
Isabel Roldán-Ruiz

Isabel Roldán-Ruiz

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 7,424 170
13899 World 239 National
Petra Van Damme

Petra Van Damme

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 44 Citations 7,466 101
14041 World 244 National
Yvan Saeys

Yvan Saeys

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 15,452 108
14054 World 245 National
Olivier De Wever

Olivier De Wever

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 12,122 130
14211 World 248 National
Karolien De Bosscher

Karolien De Bosscher

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 17,295 94
14221 World 247 National
Bruno De Meulenaer

Bruno De Meulenaer

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 5,535 149
14435 World 251 National
Katleen Raes

Katleen Raes

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 7,199 121
14738 World 252 National
Marnik Vuylsteke

Marnik Vuylsteke

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 7,608 80
14739 World 253 National
Eugenia Russinova

Eugenia Russinova

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 43 Citations 7,400 87
15463 World 262 National
Ilse Cleenwerck

Ilse Cleenwerck

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 42 Citations 6,970 104
15778 World 267 National
Dmitri V. Krysko

Dmitri V. Krysko

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 41 Citations 12,771 91
15901 World 272 National
Patrick Van Damme

Patrick Van Damme

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 41 Citations 6,127 244
16554 World 279 National
Niek N. Sanders

Niek N. Sanders

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 6,753 108
16692 World 282 National
Tom Vanden Berghe

Tom Vanden Berghe

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 15,188 86
17230 World 288 National
Christophe Ampe

Christophe Ampe

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 6,282 86
17442 World 291 National
Lieven De Zutter

Lieven De Zutter

Ghent University, Belgium
D-index 40 Citations 5,203 126

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 40 within the area of Biology and Biochemistry. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.