A UGent e-mail address has the form [FirstName.Surname@UGent.be].
Please note: staff and students use a different e-mail environment, with different settings/usage.
Staff members use the 'Exchange' environment. How to read mail and configure your e-mail application is explained here: http://helpdesk.ugent.be/email/en/.
Office 365 provides access to the online version of Office 2016 applications, OneDrive for Business (with secure online storage for work files), and a legal Office 2016 download for installation on your own devices.
Athena and software
Having an account allows you to use all software offered on Athena. The software you can use is delivered from central servers and is not installed on your device.
Via Apollo the university provides a wide range of administrative applications (payslips, leave, bicycle registration, ...) for staff members.
In a number of UGent buildings it is possible to connect to UGentNet via "wifi" (wireless).
On locations outside of UGent, provided that you have a working internet connection, you can establish a VPN connection to get access to UGentNet.
The VPN connection is required for safety reasons, for example to consult internal information on the helpdesk website and the library website, to mount network drives, etc.
Central disk space and OneDrive for Business
With your account comes central disk space on which you can save files. By default you get 2 network drives:
personal disk space: your "homedrive", H:-drive or G:\home
personal web space; on a webserver, meant for setting up a site: your W:-drive or G:\WWW
DICT stands for 'Department of Information and Communication Technology'. DICT takes care of the management and practical exploitation of the IT and telecom at the University.
The aim is clear: to get students and employees of Ghent University to communicate smoothly with one another and the rest of the (academic) world.
Furthermore, DICT offers software and IT applications and suitable IT infrastucture (PC's, printers, networks...).