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"Geography is the subject which holds
the key to our future"
— Michael Palin


Become a geographer, geomatic, surveyor or hydrographer

Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geomatics and the additional Master of Science in Geomatics and Land Surveying are broad and multidisciplinary courses that submerge you in several geo-domains, in combination with nature and social sciences.

The social and natural processes that occur in space, in the past and in the present, and the mutual spatial relations are always at the centerpoint.


Geography courses at Ghent University

Bachelor of Science
Geography and Geomatics

Specialization Geography
Specialization Land Surveying

Master of Science

Master of Science in Geography
Master of Science in Geomatics and Land Surveying


Postgraduate Hydrography B(asic)

Recently published in Web of Science

Gebregergs, Biadgilgn-Demissie (2015) — Managing fragile homestead trees to improve livelihoods of land-poor farmers in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia. [SINGAPORE JOURNAL OF TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY]

De Roo, Bourgeois, De Maeyer (2016) — Information flows as bases for archeology-specific geodata infrastructures: an exploratory study in Flanders. [JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY]

De Vos, Van Acker, Witlox (2016) — Urban sprawl: neighbourhood dissatisfaction and urban preferences: some evidence from Flanders. [URBAN GEOGRAPHY]

Recent doctorates

Vervust (2016) — Deconstructing the Ferraris maps (1770-1778): a study of the map production process and its implications for geometric accuracy.

Lanckriet (2016) — Exploring causality in interactions between climate shifts, land degradation and humans: evidence from the Horn of Africa.

Asfaha (2015) — Mountain stream dynamics as impacted by rainfall variability and land cover change in the western Rift Valley escarpment of Northern Ethiopia.



Geografica is the student association for Geography and Land Surveying students at Ghent University. It was founded in 1982.


VGG (Association of Ghent Geographers)

The VGG (Vereniging van Gentse Geografen) is part of Alumni UGent and offers permanent trainings in the form of excursions, lectures or other activities.


Contact us

Krijgslaan, 281 S8
9000 Gent, Belgium

+32 (0)9 264 46 95

+32 (0)9 264 49 85