We opt for a university that takes part in the societal debates in a transparent and proactive way and does not avoid its responsibility. ZAP/AAP/postdocs/WP and students have the possibility and will be encouraged to assume tasks in society (such as policy, industry, social organisations) this will strengthen the links with our stakeholders and bring research closer to society.

We see UGhent as the motor for entrepreneurship with strong regional roots and an equally strong international profile. The relationship between teaching, research and academic service is strengthened. This will happen via the elaboration of a structural model for earning from entrepreneurial ventures. UGhent continues its commitment to sustainability. It does not limit itself to models of consumption but also encompasses aspects such as working methods and parts of the infrastructure.