DICT (Department of Information and Communication
Technology) is responsible for ICT at Ghent University.
More than 100 DICT employees contribute to the overall objective of Ghent University by offering
ICT for thinkers. This includes sustainable ICT infrastructure and applications, ICT support and
enablement of innovation by way of state-of-the-art technologies. Do you want to know more about this departement
or do you want
to contact DICT? Surf to the DICT homepage.
Apollo will allow you to follow up your administrative matters such as requesting your payslip,
submitting holiday applications, registering kilometres travelled by bicycle, following up on evaluations and
registering for training courses. Apollo is your e-HR.
DICT does everything to guarantee a safe workplace and combats many cyber attacks.
However, all Ghent University employees bear responibility for data security.
Being aware of information security and following some basic rules, should be part of your
This ultimately leads to a win-win situation: the avoidance of ICT security problems will save you,
your colleagues and Ghent University a great deal of time and resources.
How can you help?
Change your password at least once a year. Read here how you can do this.
Do not use any obvious passwords.
Do not use the same passwords that you use for your private accounts.
The advantage of storing files on a network drive is that all data is backed up every day.
This way, your documents will definitely not be lost. You will first need to connect the network
drives before you can use them.
Read how to do this here. Every PC also has a local drive
(usually known as C:- disk), but we recommend that you do not do use this.
You can also use OneDrive for Business to access and edit your
files from anywhere on any device. This means that you have access to your personal work-related files.
Look here how to access your e-mail and how to set up your e-mail application.
There is one point of contact for all ICT-problems: the DICT Helpdesk.
So if one of your Ghent University applications does not work, you do not yet have a Ghent University account
or you think you have
received an e-mail with computer virus, contact DICT!
Do you have any questions? Call the DICT helpdesk.
Ufora is the online learning environment that facilitates communication between lecturers and students.
It will provide you with information and educational material, the
Curios test environment,
a course management system, etc.
Surf to the Ufora site for manuals and additional information.
You can access Office 2016 applications via Office 365, from anywhere and
from any device. Programs available in the Office 365 suite are:
Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive.
PC-roomshave 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.
Do you want to buy a PC, a printer or other ICT equipment? This can be done through our suppliers with whom
Ghent University has a skeleton agreement.
Some ICT items are also available from our DICT Shop (free of charge). The DICT Shop also recycles
old computer equipment.
Do you want to buy, sell, enter expenses, etc.? All the financial administration of Ghent University
is done in SAP. You can log into SAP through Athena.
The HPC-Ghent University team at DICT provides central services, training and support in the field of
scientific computing for researchers at Ghent University, industry and other knowledge institutions.
More info at https://www.ugent.be/hpc
Ghent University encourages teleworking/flexible working to allow you to organize your working time
optimally and to enable you to create a better work-life balance.
Read more about the necessary ICT tools and how to make an Internet connection at different locations.
There are a number of ways to access Ghent University's network: by using a UTP cable
(fixed work station), wireless or via a VPN connection
for locations outside Ghent University
PLEASE NOTE: if you want to connect via a UTP cable, you will first need to request an IP number via your
local ICT manager.
Your Ghent University account
As a new staff member you will receive your account details (login name, password and e-mail address)
at your personal e-mail address.
Please choose a strong password when activating your account.
If you already had a Ghent University account as a student, you will keep this account when
you become an employe.
We will adjust your account and related functionalities to your new status.
Do you have any problems with your account? Contact the DICT Helpdesk.
Ghent University portal website (intranet)
Through the intranet you are one click away from information about all University Ghent departments -
and from DICT.
Surf to the DICT-page
and learn more about how we build, support and renew to meet the Ghent University objectives:
to ensure a sustainable ICT infrastructure and applications;