Natural products have been developed which could become effective and biodegradable crop protection and pharmaceutical agents

prof. dr. ir. Mangelinckx Sven

prof. dr. ir. Patrick Van Damme

The Africa Platform coordinates and unites the rich experience from UGent’s Africa research and development activities, and is involved in numerous scientific and cultural activities

To unite the rich experience from African research and development, the Ghent Africa Platform was founded in January 2007. The platform organises a yearly symposium, edits a multidisciplinary, open-access scientific journal (Africa Focus, A2, listed in the Flemish Academic Bibliographic Database), and is involved in numerous scientific and socio-cultural activities.

The Africa platform coordinates society-wide involvement in debate and science.