Ghent University

Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective.

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Denis Diderot (5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was not a practicing scientist, but was as close to one as he could be. Louis-Michel van Loo/Wikimedia Commons

Denis Diderot and science: Enlightenment to modernity

Today (October 5) is 300 years since the birth of Denis Diderot, a prominent Enlightenment philosopher, art critic, and writer, who died on July 31, 1784, aged 70. A key Enlightenment figure, many of Diderot’s…

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