UGent – Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Ghent University is a public research university located in the city of Ghent, Belgium. Ghent University, which was established in 1817, is one of the biggest Belgian universities with 44,000 students and 9,000 staff members, and it consists of eleven faculties with over 130 individual departments. Ghent University consistently rates among the top 100 universities in the world and is the highest ranked Belgian university on lists like the Academic Ranking of World Universities. More information here.

The Centre for Cinema and Media Studies (CIMS) is one of the oldest research centres of Ghent University’s Faculty of Social Sciences (established in 2000), and it is linked to the Department of Communication Sciences. CIMS has a long-standing expertise in critical research on media’s engagement with key social issues like gender, racial, ethnic and other social inequalities, as well as on issues like media censorship, distant suffering, or the phenomenon of celebrification. CIMS is the leading Belgian research center in the field of critical and cultural media studies, and it fosters both contemporary and historical work at the cross-roads of the humanities and the social sciences. More information here.