OnBoarding@FBE September 2022

The OnBoarding@FBE programme is designed to make your transition to Ghent University and university life as smooth as possible. Withthis programme you will find a wide variety of sessions, events, and social gatherings helping you getting around in the university and the city, finding answers to your questions, and getting to know fellow students.


  • 21, 22 or 23 September: Information sessions at the university organized by the International Support Team
  • 22 & 23 September: OnBoarding at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering


Faculty of Bioscience Engineering: Building A, Ground floor, Auditorium A1, Campus Coupure, Coupure Links 653 (Directions)


Thursday 22rd  September 2022

9:45-10:00: Welcome at Faculty - Prof. Dr. Ann Dumoulin (Academic secretary of FBE)

10:00-10:30: Practical information about the Faculty + Introduction ITC Team  - Michel Flement

10:30-10:40: BREAK

10:40-12:10: Culture shock, navigating Europe and Belgium - Hilde Vandecasteele & Leen De Wispelaere

12:10-12:40: Tour of the faculty

12:40-13:40: LUNCH

13:40-14:40: Wellbeing and Social services @UGent & @FBE

  • Ombudsperson: Who? What? Where? – Prof. Dr. Luc Tirry (ombudsperson)
  • Trustpunt – NN
  • Job Service @Ugent – Robert Mendonck, Responsible Job Service

14:40-16:20: Practical information (learning agreements, Timetables, Ufora, Oasis,...) - Michel Flement

Friday 23rd  September 2022

9:00-10:00: BREAKFAST

10:00-10:15: Photo session (Leen De Wispelaere)

10:15-11:15: ICT workshop + helpdesk on the road – Annelies Eeckhaut

11:15-11:25: BREAK

11:25-11:55: Teaser Dutch language – Hilde Vandecasteele

11:55-12:25: QUIZ - Hilde Vandecasteele & Leen De Wispelaere



Participation of the OnBoarding@FBE is free (including 1 lunch & 1 breakfast)


Faculty support for incoming exchange students:  in.fbw@ugent.be