About the department of Geography (WE12)


Prof. dr. Frank Witlox

Department Chair

Prof. dr. Nico Van de Weghe

Chair of Examination Board

Prof. dr. Veerle Van Eetvelde

Chair of Study Programme Committee



  • First geographers graduate at Ghent University
  • Several laboratories and seminaries geography are attached to different faculties spread over the city
  • Laboratories and seminaries geography brought together in a new building (S8) on campus Sterre
  • Department of Geography (WE12) originates from de various lab's and seminaries
  • Organization of a university education Surveying


Laboratories and equipment

The department of Geography maintains a wide range of facilities to support both teaching and research. Furthermore, a variety of specific laboratories and equipment is available.