About Nematology and Ghent University
Nematology at Ghent University has a longstanding tradition of teaching and research, initiated in the 1930s. The Nematology unit gained an international reputation and expertise for its research in morphology, taxonomy and ecology of plant-parasitic and freeliving marine and terrestrial nematodes.This has attracted students from all over the world to be trained in the wonderful world of nematodes.
In 1992, a first training course in nematology was created as the Postgraduate International Nematology Course, better known as PINC, and has trained about 300 students over the past 20 years. The programme is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach and its internationally renowned lecturers from Ghent University and guest professors from other universities and institutes.
The course has grown to be a full 2 year master programme in 2007, and a second master programme the Erasmus Mundus programme European Master of Science in Nematology (EUMAINE) saw the light in 2008, intensifying the international collaboration within nematology education.
From September 2015, those two master programmes will be merged into one master programme: the International Master of Science in Agro- and Environmental Nematology.
Our current associated partners are:
ILVO Merelbeke (BE), Bonn University (DE), E-Nema Kiel (DE), University of Evora (PT), National Plant protection Institute Wageningen (NE), Wageningen University (NE), James Hutton Institute (UK), North-West University (SA), Federal University of Pernambuco (BR).
The Course is funded by the VLIR-UOS and Belgian Development Cooperation.
Ghent University is one of the leading institutions of higher education and research in Europe and is currently ranked among the top 100 world rankings. It is composed of 11 faculties, spread over the city of Ghent and surroundings, making it an intrinsic part of the city. Ghent University offers a wide range of facilities and services such as student accommodation, a sports centre, a language centre, libraries, childcare, job and ICT services.
The mission statement of Ghent University goes hand in hand with the vision of our master programme.
The City of Ghent is located in the northern, Dutch speaking part of Belgium. It was founded in the 9th century and has developed into a modern city respecting its historic monuments and giving priotrit to pedestrians and bikers. Next to being a very lively student city, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities of Belgium, attracting many topurists for its lively cultural scene with music festivals, a film festival, varied performing arts scene and musea. Belgium is a multilingual country, hence most people can speak English, French and/or German.