Dare to Think


Ghent University Global Campus offers an intensive program comprised of theory (lecture) sessions and hands-on (practical) sessions just as it does in Belgium.
All the courses are provided in English (including classes of the Ghent Semester).


Lectures are used to various extents but mainly to convey theoretical concepts, which supports the intellectual competencies and the competencies in the scientific discipline.

Lectures comprise more than ex-cathedra lecturing: they are often designed to be interactive. Students are prompted to ask questions and to raise remarks, and in many courses, the link with society or research is already established. In certain classes, students are asked to participate in small groups discussions to come to conclusions on a certain topic/question. This interactivity is considered beneficial in maintaining student attention and for assessing the level of comprehension during lectures.

Lectures are supported by textbooks (either custom-made or commercially available), PowerPoint slides, and/or other course material (via the digital learning platform)

Hands-on (Practicum, coached exercises, and PC room classes)

More than 50% of the courses in Ba1 and Ba2 use practicum as a teaching tool to link theory with practice; to establish a critical mindset in the student; to achieve a problem-solving attitude and gain experience in solving (scientific) problems in a hands-on way.
In certain course units, online tools to evaluate the preparation/participation of practicals are installed.
Practicals (lab sessions) are also used in all three programmes in BA3 and BA4, albeit to various extents. This greatly adds to the scientific competencies and the competencies in the scientific domains, as well as the intellectual competencies. During practicals and coached (PC) exercises, very often group work is included (more than 20% of the course units use group work as a teaching and learning method), contributing to competencies in collaboration and communication.

Block Teaching by Flying Faculty

In BA3 and BA4, members of the Flying Faculty (FF), consisting of (renowned) professors and post-doctoral assistants from Ghent University in Belgium, come to GUGC to teach intensive and specialized courses in modules of 4 weeks.

Ghent Semester

In the 4th bachelor year, students complete the fall semester curriculum of BA4 in UGent, Belgium. This compulsory exchange semester contributes highly to the development of cross-cultural skills.