The curriculum covers all aspects of modern plant biotechnology related to state of the art technologies, plant growth and development, abiotic stress and biotic interactions, intellectual property and safety regulation. Moreover, through elective courses and a substantial master's dissertation, students can specialise in their field of interest.
Ghent University in collaboration with the VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology has a long-standing tradition of converting basic science into successful industrial entities: Plant Genetic Systems (now BASF Agricultural Solutions Belgium NV, previously Bayer Crop Science), CropDesign (now a BASF Plant Science company), Devgen (now Syngenta) and Aphea.Bio. Today, these companies together with our plant research center form the largest European Plant Biotechnology campus. This experience is integrated in our education and will prepare you for various positions in research labs and agrobiotech companies.