Ghent University Alumnusof the year?
Ghent University would not be Ghent University without its alumni. Our alumni have always played an important role within the university. For this reason, every year, we honour our Alumnus of the Year, an alumnus whose personal contribution and/or personal achievements have been truly exceptional. You can help us decide who that alumnus will be.
Who is your Ghent University Alumnus of the Year for 2024?
The Ghent University Alumnus of the Year is someone who:
- Is an inspiration to others
- Has made an outstanding contribution either in his/her area of expertise, or to society in general
- Has achieved something memorable, or has carried out groundbreaking work
- Has a remarkable career or position
- Is not working at or with Ghent University
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
Nominate your candidate
Which exceptional talent has made a lasting impression on you over this past year? Who really caught your attention? Be sure to send in your nomination before 6th December 2023. Does no one spring immediately to mind? Don’t worry, you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration amongst the stories about Ghent University alumni featured on Infinitum and durfdenken.be. Doubting whether your candidate is a Ghent University alumnus? Register on Infinitum and search for your fellow alumni.
Remember that you cannot nominate yourself. You can consult all rules and regulations relating to the competition here.
Judging and Award Ceremony
A jury comprised of different members of the Ghent University community will review and evaluate all the nominations that have been received in December 2023. Then rector Rik Van de Walle and vice-rector Mieke Van Herreweghe will make the final choice to confirm which alumnus will be awarded the title Ghent University Alumnus of the Year. The award will be granted in springtime of 2024. Communication on date and time will follow.
Need some inspiration? Take a look at these nominations
“He decided to go back to Africa to start an organization that inspires the youth – to stand up for their talents. His radio station is the only community radio that unites all local communities. He is a changemaker, who always invests in the community and in people.”
“She is responsible for several national and international projects that improve economic and social circumstances. For example, her project of using vetiver grass to clean the harmful chemical dioxin in Vietnam helped decontaminate soil for agriculture.”
“Growing up in refugee camps gave him inspiration to study in Belgium. Soon after his studies; he joined a global movement that advocates peace around the world. Later, he started a project for widows and he put his own live on the line to provide drinking water and sanitation facilities to women, children and men affected by wars and living in refugee camps in Iraq, Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and other places.”
For more information, please contact Ghent University Alumni at: email@example.com.
This is an initiative by Ghent University’s alumni relations office. Are you an alumnus and would you like to receive more information? You can stay in touch with Ghent University and/or contact your fellow alumni via Infinitum.ugent.be.