The 1st NanoBioMaterials and Raman characterization Workshop will take place at the auditorium "Oehoe" of BLOCK E (the glass façade building in the middle of the Campus)
Campus Coupure of the University of Ghent,
Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Within walking distance of the historic city centre with its abundance of hotels and restaurants, easy to reach by car and public transport.
The auditorium can seat an audience of 400 and is has exceptional acoustics, ideal for the Nano-Bio Materials and Raman Characterization workshop.

You can find detailed plans of the campus here (PDF) and here (PPT).

About Ghent University

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major Belgian universities counting over 41,000 students and 9,000 employees.
Located in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium and the cultural and economic heart of Europe, Ghent University is an active partner in national and international educational, scientific and industrial cooperation.
With a view to cooperation in research and scientific service, numerous research groups, centres and institutes have been founded over the years. Several of them are renowned worldwide, in various scientific disciplines such as biotechnology, aquaculture, microelectronics, history,...
We distinguish ourselves as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective.


Founded in 1817as a Latin-speaking State University by William I, King of the Netherlands, Ghent University is a relatively young university.
After its independence in 1830, the Belgian State was in charge of the administration of Ghent University; French was the new official academic language.
In 1930 Ghent University became the first Dutch-speaking University in Belgium.
The Decree of 1991 assigned great autonomy to the university.

The past 200 years, Ghent University employed many eminent scientists such as Nobel Prize winners Corneille Heymans and Maurice Maeterlinck, Leo Baekeland, Joseph Guislain, Walter Fiers, Marc Van Montagu, Peter Piot,... You'll also find many prominent persons among our alumni such as Robert Cailliau (Internet pioneer), Dirk Frimout (astronaut), Peter Piot (United Nations) and Jacques Rogge (former Chairman IOC).
Today, after decades of uninterrupted growth, Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in the Low Countries. We have many campuses in the Ghent region, but also in Courtrai, ostend, Bruges and South Korea. Our 11 faculties offer more than 230 high-quality courses in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research.


41,000 students
11 faculties - 117 faculty departments
8 administrative departments
9,000 staff members
Ghent University's international image is reflected in the basic facts and figures.


annual revenue: 410 million euro
58% of the revenue is used for the personnel costs, 35% for operations and equipment, the remaining 7% goes to the depreciation of the university investments

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Contact us

Professor Andre Skirtach Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
Phone +32-9-2645969
Researchgroup Nano & Biophotonics Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent
Office Block B, room 120.017

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