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University of Ghent

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Ghent, Belgium

Founding Date:
1817

Enrollment:
26,000

Official Website:
http://www.ugent.be/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
Paul Bulcke
Business
1954   CEO of Nestle
Ulf von Euler
Scientist
7-Feb-1905 9-Mar-1983 Neurotransmitters, norepinephrine and prostaglandins
Corneille Heymans
Scientist
28-Mar-1892 18-Jul-1968 Aortic and carotid chemoreceptors
Yves Leterme
Head of State
6-Oct-1960   Belgian Foreign Minister
Maurice Maeterlinck
Playwright
29-Aug-1862 6-May-1949 Pelléas et Mélisande
Marcel Minnaert
Astronomer
12-Feb-1893 26-Oct-1970 Solar spectrophotometry
Jacques Rogge
Sports Figure
2-May-1942   President of the Int'l Olympic Committee
George Sarton
Historian
31-Aug-1884 22-Mar-1956 Introduction to the History of Science
Leo Tindemans
Head of State
16-Apr-1922   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1974-78
Karel Van Miert
Politician
17-Jan-1942 22-Jun-2009 EU Commissioner for Competition, 1993-99
Guy Verhofstadt
Head of State
11-Apr-1953   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1999-2008

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Baekeland
Scientist
14-Nov-1863 23-Feb-1944 Father of plastics
George de Hevesy
Chemist
1-Aug-1885 5-Jul-1966 Radioisotope researcher
Corneille Heymans
Scientist
28-Mar-1892 18-Jul-1968 Aortic and carotid chemoreceptors
Friedrich August Kekulé
Chemist
7-Sep-1829 13-Jul-1896 Theory of chemical structure
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Henri Van De Velde
Architect
3-Apr-1863 15-Oct-1957 Art Nouveau architect


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