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 Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) has a long standing tradition of converting basic plant science into successful industrial entities: Plant Genetics Systems (now Bayer Cropsciences), CropDesign (now BASF Plant Sciences), Devgen and more recently Solucel. Today, these companies together with our plant research center form the largest European Plant Biotechnology campus. Both our companies and research labs are continuously recruiting talented people for research positions.