"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

Vervust (2016) — Count de Ferraris's maps of the Austrian Netherlands (1770s): Cassini de Thury's geodetic contribution. [IMAGO MUNDI-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY]

Deeb, Ooms, Van Eetvelde, De Maeyer (2015) — Towards a deeper understanding of cartographic text visualization: assessment of user preferences and colour influence. [CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL]

Van Holle, Van Cauwenberg, Gheysen, Van Dyck, Deforche, Van de Weghe, De Bourdeaudhuij (2016) — The association between Belgian older adults' physical functioning and physical activity: what is the moderating role of the physical environment? [PLOS ONE]

Recent doctorates

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.

Jacob (2015) — Treeline dynamics and forest cover change in afro-alpine Ethiopia, as affected by climate change and anthropo-zoogenic impacts.



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