Contact information

Street address: 
Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST)
Technologiepark - Zwijnaarde 126
(iGent building - 6th floor)
B-9052 Gent, Belgium
tel : + 32-9-264.53.50
fax : +32-9-264.35.94
e-mail: info@cmst.be

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How to reach us

On the campus

As of October 1st, 2021 a new access control and parking system has been introduced at the campus. Details: New Tech Lane parking system.

And as of October 20th, 2021 roadworks will start at the campus. Traffic signage will guide you to the right direction. Details: Updates redesign of the park.

After entering the campus through the main entrance and passing the access control barriers, go straight on until the roundabout. Take the 3rd exit from the roundabout. After 140m, turn right where you can park your car on parking C2 (located between buildings 125 and 131). Our building, the iGent tower, is opposite the parking; CMST is on the 6th floor.

Entrance of the Technology Park
Main entrance of the campus
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Entrance of the Technology Park
Barriers for access control at main entrance of the campus
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Entrance of the Technology Park
At the barriers take a ticket unless your license plate has been registered in advance
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Parking
Parking
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Technologiepark 126
iGent building - Technologiepark 126
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Public transport

There are frequent trains from Brussels airport to Ghent (mostly with a change of trains in Brussels). You can plan your journey on the web site of the Belgian Railway (NMBS).
Trains arrive at station 'Gent St Pieters'. There are taxis available at the main exit of the station. Alternatively, you can take a bus from the following list:
Bus Nr. Direction to take Platform
49 Herzele or Geraardsbergen Station 10 (front of station)
70 Zwijnaarde Vogelheide 24 (back of station)
71 Nazareth Dorp 24 (back of station)
72 Merelbeke Molenhoek 24 (back of station)

A plan of the station with the bus stops can be found on this page.
Get off after approximately 10 minutes, at the stop "Bollebergen" (next to the Don Bosco secondary school). From this stop, you still have a walk of 5 minutes ahead across the "Technologiepark". The site maps can also help you.

Shuttle Service

There is free shuttle service between the station 'Gent St Pieters' and the campus. The shuttle buses run every 5 minutes between 7u30 and 9u30 in the morning, and between 16u20 and 19u00 in the evening. There are 4 stops at the campus - the last stop (AA Tower) is the closest to the iGent tower (see map below). You need to show the driver a QR-code when you get on. Visitors can also get a QR code; they should follow the same procedure as daily users and create a QR code via this link: Shuttle Registration. In the registration process, the visitor should use his/her own email address and select "Company = Universiteit Gent".

Note: Starting October 20th, 2021 there will be roadworks at the campus. Check for related updates on the shuttle service on this page.

Bus Stops in Technologiepark
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Driving instructions


Instead of using a navigator, you can also get to our facilities using the following simple driving instructions.

If you are coming from:

Kortrijk (or Lille): On highway E17 (Antwerpen/Kortrijk), take exit 8 "De Pinte/Zevergem" and turn right in the direction of "Gent N60". Then skip to "On the N60".

Antwerp: On highway E17 (Antwerpen/Kortrijk), take exit 8 "De Pinte/Zevergem" and turn left in the direction of "Gent N60". Then skip to "On the N60".

Brussels: On highway E40 (Brussel/Oostende), when approaching Ghent, there is a crossing between E17 and E40. Take the direction of E17 (Kortrijk). On highway E17 (Antwerpen/Kortrijk), take exit 8 "De Pinte/Zevergem" and turn left in the direction of "Gent N60". Then skip to "On the N60".

Brugge or Oostende: On highway E40 (Brussel/Oostende), when approaching Ghent, there is a crossing between E17 and E40. Take the direction of E17 (Kortrijk). On highway E17 (Antwerpen/Kortrijk), take exit 8 "De Pinte/Zevergem" and turn left in the direction of "Gent N60". Then skip to "On the N60".

On the N60:

Coming from the exit of the E17, after about 4 km in the direction of "Gent N60" you will encounter a large roundabout with an oblong (oval) shape. The roundabout starts just after the 4th traffic lights. Follow the roundabout and after 180 meters take a right turn onto the "Technologiepark". You are now on the campus.

Maps

- Google map. The red pin indicates our exact location.
- Site map.

Airports

There is no airport in Ghent, but there are airports in four neighbouring cities:

airports

city Antwerp Brussels Lille (France) Ostend
website antwerpairport.be brusselsairport.be lille.aeroport.fr ost.aero
airline Cityjet (VLM) Brussels Airlines + many others
Air France TUI fly

  • By car from Brussels airport (Zaventem) to Ghent, it takes only 40 minutes under ideal circumstances, but due to the heavy traffic around Brussels, it is safer to plan a journey of 60 up to 90 minutes. By train from Brussels airport: see public transport.
  • Coming from France, it is often better to fly to Lille airport and rent a car there. From Lille airport to Ghent (Gand) by car takes about 60 minutes. There is a shuttle bus (20 minutes) from the airport to the Lille-Europe train station, where you can take a train to Ghent. See public transport.

  • The airport of Antwerp is conveniently small but has only a limited number of direct connections. From Antwerp airport to Ghent by car takes about 45 minutes.

  • The airport of Ostend is small and has only a limited number of connections. From Ostend airport to Ghent by car takes about 45 minutes.

Where to stay?

You'll find a list of hotels and other types of accommodation on the tourist information website of Ghent. There is also a list of excellent Bed&Breakfast facilities. There are no hotels at walking distance from our lab (although there is a luxury B&B at 2 km), so you will need to use a taxi, a rental car or the public transport. The hotel staff can probably help you with the correct bus lines.

Tourist information 

Maybe you wonder if it is worthwhile booking a few extra days to visit Ghent. It certainly is! Ghent is a cozy and interesting city with a long history and plenty of sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Ghent is also famous for excellent and good-value dining opportunities and cafés with hundreds of different types of beer. For more tourist information, please refer to the tourist information website of Ghent.


Photograph © Herbert De Smet, 2003