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Collection & research

Discover our collections
Ghent University has valuable and extensive scientific heritage collections (over 400,000 objects) from every scientific discipline imaginable. These collections were built up during the university's 200-year history and continue to grow as a result of its current scientific research. The GUM is responsible for managing these collections: it records them correctly, displays them to the public and preserves them for future generations of researchers, students and visitors in a sustainable manner.

The special collections of the GUM and Ghent University

A wide range of items, united by science
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The Botanical Garden: a colourful collection

10,000 plant species in 28 collections...
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Research into/using the collections of the GUM and Ghent University

Our collections as objects of science
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