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The lectures of the school will take place in Auditorium E of Ghent University’s Technicum building, with optional accomodation in one of Ghent University’s student houses close by. The Technicum is close to Ghent’s historic city centre, within walking distance of all major facilities and attractions.

Lecture room #

The lectures will take place in Auditorium E of the strikingly beautiful and iconic Technicum building. The Technicum building was built in the 1930s on the banks of the river Scheldt to house technical laboratories; it was renovated very recently, and now combines modern comfort with original 1930s New Objectivity design elements. The Technicum is located at the heart of the student area, and is only a ten-minute walk from the historical city centre and a fifteen-minute walk from the optional accommodation in the Kantienberg student housing.

Auditorium E – Technicum Block 2
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
9000 Ghent

Accommodation #

Before 15 April 2024, participants could choose to rent a private in one of the student houses on the Kantienberg site from Sunday 11 August 2024 till Saturday 17 August 2024, at the cost of € 330. These furnished rooms are only a fifteen-minute walk from the lecture room, and come with a wardrobe, a bed (mattress, pillow, sheets and blanket provided), a desk, two chairs, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom with a shower, a wash basin and a toilet (towels are not provided). There is a shared kitchen, but no cooking utensils are provided.

Site Kantienberg
Stalhof 43, 47, 49 & 51
9000 Ghent

Ghent #

The city of Ghent has been called “Belgium’s best kept secret” by the Lonely Planet travel guide and a “medieval masterpiece” by The Guardian. Ghent was one of the most important cities in medieval Europe, and this is still very obvious in the city centre; the Castle of the Counts, the Ghent Belfry and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral (home to the world-famous Mystic Lamb painting by the Van Eyck brothers) are only three of the many historical sights.

However, Ghent is not only a place for history, it is also a vibrant contemporary city. For starters, Ghent is home to 74,000 university students. Furthermore, Ghent is renowned for its art scene, and the vibrant music scene has earned Ghent the title of UNESCO City of Music. If you are more into contemporary art, you can visit the S.M.A.K. or spot street art all over the city. Foodies will also find something to their taste, in one of the many vegetarian restaurants, or in one of the fancy “Flemish Foodies” restaurants, for instance. For additional—and no-nonsense—tourist info, we recommend the free USE-IT Travel map.

© Stad Gent – Dienst Toerisme (CC NY-NC 2.0 DEED)

When in Ghent, walking is the most convenient way to get around in the city centre. By crossing the city on foot, you will be able to enjoy to the fullest all the beautiful sights along your route. For longer distances, you can rely on public transport, or you can channel your inner Ghentian and engage the city by bike. More information on how to get around in Ghent is available on the Visit Ghent website.