The disk space allocated to a student mailbox amounts to 5 GB.
Oasis (education and student administration system)
Oasis is the IT-system that supports the processes and activities
concerning the education and student administration. By means
of the Oasis web application students can consult information on their enrolment(s), change address and print certificates. It is also the main tool for the management of the curriculum (courses per academic year).
If you have an account, you can access the UGentNet and the Belgian research network BELNET.
Students staying in one of the University Halls of Residence, have direct access to
password.UGent.be, the helpdesk website, Minerva, Athena en webmail. For all other applications they need to set up a VPN connection to obtain access.
On locations, 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.
In a number of UGent buildings it is possible to connect to UGentNet via "wifi" (wireless).
Office 365 provides access to the online version of Office 2016 applications, OneDrive for Business (with secure online storage for your 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.
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...).