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University Auditorium

University Auditorium

The University's palace

Eight Corinthian pillars crowned with a triangular pediment. The auditorium hosts proclamations during which degrees and honorary doctorates are presented.

In 2000, they inspired the artist Jan Fabre to create an installation catching the attention of CNN but receiving a lot of criticism in Belgium: he wrapped the columns in smoked ham. Unfortunately, the ham did not stay fresh and had to be removed earlier than planned.


Aula van de universiteit Gent

Voldersstraat 9
9000 Gent
Stadsplan: C4


Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Visitor’s city guide Ghent

Please feel free to browse through this guide and get to know our city a little better.

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In the neighbourhood


Sint-Jacobskerk Gent
The two towers still date from the Romanesque period but since then the church has undergone much devastation, expansion and renovation.
Klooster Paters Augustijnen Gent
The home of the Augustines was founded in 1296 when the Bishop of Tournai gave these preachers...
Sint-Pietersabdij Gent
The refectory wing of St Peter’s Abbey is authentically medieval.