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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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Many researchers from the global North engage research assistants in their geographical field of research. Photo by Axel Fassio/FLICKR

Power dynamics with researchers on the ground needs a reset

Research assistants and associates from the global South are sometimes kept invisible, despite their crucial role in the research cycle.
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¿Hemos llegado al límite del conocimiento?

Sabemos que los cerdos o los perros nunca entenderán los números primos. Algunos filósofos piensan que conceptos como la conciencia son igualmente inaccesibles para los humanos.
Antiretroviral treatment prevents the virus from multiplying and prolongs the lives of HIV positive people. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenya’s HIV progress report: good progress, but also big gaps

HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. However, there are emerging concerns on the lack of counselling, possible user error and accuracy of the kits.
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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