Nominate your candidate for Ghent University Alumnus of the Year

It is the start of what is sure to become a beautiful tradition: this year we will be awarding the title of Ghent University Alumnus of the Year for the very first time. And the decision as to who will be the recipient of the first award is in the hands of the Ghent University students, staff and alumni, because every single one of you is invited to nominate a candidate.

Do you know of a former student who is a true inspiration to others? Someone who has made an outstanding contribution to society? An alumnus who has achieved something amazing, or one whose work has been undeniably groundbreaking? Then make sure that you take a look before 28th November 2021 at

"We are particularly proud of all our alumni. They are Ghent University’s most important ambassadors. In awarding the title ‘Ghent University Alumnus of the Year’ we wish to honour our top alumni, those graduates and postgraduates whose work has been outstanding, or who have proved themselves to be an inspiration to others."  - Rik Van de Walle, rector

A jury comprising different members of the Ghent University community will review and evaluate all the nominations that have been received at the end of November 2021, before finally deciding who will become the Ghent University’s first ever.Alumnus of the Year. The award ceremony will take place in March 2022.  


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