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On this page you will find an overview of the ICT services for
students. Are you a staff member? Then check out the ICT guide for employees.
Department for Information and Communication Technology (DICT) is responsible for ICT at Ghent University. The more than 100 employees of the department are responsible for a sustainable ICT infrastructure, applications and support.
UGent account & password
Are you a new student? If so, after registering you will receive an email with a link to activate your UGent account and set a password.
Athena (software platform)
Through the software platform Athena you have access to all applications licensed by UGent. With your UGent account you can start up these apps without having to install them on your own computer first.
For students, staff and researchers there are several possibilities for data storage at UGent.
You can find an overview on this page.
Students have access to two network disks:
In addition, you can also use
OneDrive for Business to access your files from anywhere and from any device.
Your Ghent University e-mail address is structured as follows:
ICT issues contact the . DICT Helpdesk
Do you need help with Oasis, Ufora or do you have another question about non-IT-related matters? Check the
overview of all the different helpdesks.
DICT does everything it can to guarantee an IT-secure work and study place and to keep the many cyber threats under control. But information security is the responsibility of all Ghent University staff, including every student. Therefore, be aware of the dangers online and follow at least the basic rules below. After all, working safely with IT resources saves a lot of time and effort.
How can you help?
In the buildings of Ghent University you can surf wirelessly via the WiFi network
Are you staying in a student home? Fast internet is available from
Student Internet via cable or WiFi. Homes Groningen, Uppsala, Göttingen, Canterbury and Heymans
Via UTP cable: log in to hotspot.studenteninternet.be with your UGent account, where your username ends with @ugent.be
WiFi: connect to eduroam and log in with your UGent account, where your username ends with @ugent.be Homes Astrid, Bertha, Boudewijn, Fabiola and Vermeylen
Via UTP cable: Use your voucher as a payment option on Studenteninternet.be to create an account
Connect your device to a student internet WiFi network
Surf to the hotspot's landing page
Use your voucher as a payment option on
studentinternet.be to create an account
More info on
Your own website
W:-network drive you can set up a personal website. This always has a default URL:
As a student at Ghent University you need a laptop. Are you considering buying a new laptop for your studies at UGent?
On this page you will find some guidelines and tips.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA)
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a way to make your UGent account extra secure. When logging in, you not only enter your username and password, but also a second factor.
Oasis (student administration platform)
Oasis is the student administration platform. With this web application, students can view and adjust all information about their enrollment and curriculum. Via Oasis you can also arrange your re-registration and request all kinds of certificates.
Office 365, you have access to your Office applications at all times and from any device. The Office 365 suite includes Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive.
PC-rooms have been installed in all faculties and
at some central locations. Most
PC rooms are suitable for both lectures and free practice. You can also
print,copy and scan.
Ufora (e-learning platform)
Ufora is the official digital learning environment of Ghent University. Students will find information and educational material there and it is also an important communication platform.
Multimedia (lecture recordings, livestreaming, ...)
Want to know more about lesson recording, live streaming and Zoom? Check this overview: