Who will be crowned

Ghent University Alumnus

of 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
Rik Van De Walle, rector, ugent, universiteit, gent, the fat lady

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 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.

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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.


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