A UGent e-mail address has the form [FirstName.Surname@UGent.be].
UGent has two e-mail environments. Unsure which mail environment to use? Go to mail.UGent.be and log on. Please read http://helpdesk.ugent.be/email/en to learn how to configure an e-mail program.
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.
Helpdesk Apollo (e-HR)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel.: (09 264) 9898
UGent uses SAP for its financial operations. You have access to SAP via Athena.
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 necessary for safety reasons, for example to consult internal information on the helpdesk website and the library website, to mount a network drive, to change passwords, to use Athena, etc.
Central disk space
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 'Direction of Information- and Communication Technology'. DICT takes care of the management and practical exploitation of the informatics 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...).
Direction Information- and Communication Technology
Krijgslaan 281 - Building S9 - 9000 Gent