Venue

The Transferskills 2019 international summer school will be hosted at Ghent University's Faculty of Bioscience Engineering.

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent - Belgium

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The Faculty is located in the beautiful historic city of Ghent. Participants should definitely seize the opportunity to discover the city during their stay. Ghent boasts a unique mixture of historical architecture and contemporary events, museums of international repute, impressive gastronomic choice, and spectacularly good nightlife. Moreover, Ghent is a UNESCO Creative City of Music. Every visitor will surely find something to suit their needs!

Directly after the summer school, from July 19 to 28, Ghent is home to the Ghent Festivities or “De Gentse Feesten”. After 175 years, the Ghent Festivities have developed into one of the largest cultural festivals in Europe. During ten days, six international festivals are being organized with cost-free music on 10 squares, animation for children on various locations in the city and hundreds of indoor and outdoor activities. The overall surface of the Festivities area amounts to 765.000 m2. It is not possible to formulate an unequivocal profile for the Ghent Festivities. This festival is both an urban festival, a cultural event and a large-scale popular feast. Since their origin in 1843, the Ghent Festivities have always been free of charge, which makes it approachable for a large audience, also owing to its diversity. In the past years, the number of visitors increased from 1.2 million to +/- 1.7 million, with a number of visitors of over 100.000 people every day. Click here for an impression of last year’s edition.

gentse feesten

Accommodation

Overnight accommodation costs are not included in the registration fee.

We may be able to book a limited number of rooms for the period July 3 - 23 in the student residence halls of the university at a cost of 550 euros / 3 weeks (excluding breakfast). Housing will be granted on a first come, first served basis and cannot be booked anymore after May 31.

Alternatively, you can stay in one of Ghent's many hotels, hostels, studio-appartments, student housingBed&Breakfasts or Ghent’s campsite.