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University Auditorium

University Auditorium

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-Baafsabdij Gent
You are on historic ground here. In the 7th century, Amandus van Gent founded St Bavo’s Abbey here in an attempt to convert the inhabitants of this city of Ganda.
Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent
A trove of art treasures: 22 altars, a Rococo pulpit in marble and oak and of course the exquisite highlight: "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" by the Van Eyck brothers.
Het Pand Gent
This former Dominican friary was beautifully restored and now belongs to the University of Ghent.