Contact information

Street address: 
Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMST)
Technologiepark - Zwijnaarde 15
(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

After entering the campus through the main entrance, go straight on at the roundabout. After 200m, you will pass the VIB-building on the left, immediately turn left after passing this building. Follow the 2-way road to the end and then turn left, you can park your car on the 2nd parking (C2) at your left (parking located between buildings 913 and 914). Our building is opposite the parking, CMST is on the 6th floor.

Entrance of the Technology Park
Main entrance of the Campus
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VIB building
VIB building
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Entrance of the Technology Park
2-way road next to VIB building
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Parking
Parking
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Technologiepark 15
Technologiepark 15
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Public transport

There are frequent trains from Brussels airport to Gent (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 St-Pieters station in Gent. 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
70 Zwijnaarde Vogelheide 6
71 Nazareth Dorp 6
72 Merelbeke Molenhoek 6

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 St-Pieters station in Gent and the Technology Park. The shuttle busses run every 15 minutes between 7u30 and 9u30 in the morning, and between 16u30 and 18u30 in the evening. When boarding the bus, tell the driver you're a visitor for the university. There are 4 stops in the Technologypark - the last stop (AA Tower) is the closest to our offices. (see map below)
Bus Stops in Technology Park
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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 Gent, 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 Gent, 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 G(h)ent, but there are airports in 4 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 Jetairfly

  • By car from Brussels airport (Zaventem) to Gent, 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 Gent (Gand) by car takes about 60 minutes. There is a shuttle bus (20 min., € 8) 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 (at the time of writing this is London and Manchester).  From Antwerp airport to Gent by car takes about 45 minutes.

  • The airport of Ostend is small and has only a limited number of connections.  From Ostend airport to Gent 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 Gent. 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 Gent. It certainly is! Gent is a cozy and interesting city with a long history and plenty of sightseeing and shopping opportunities. Gent 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 Gent.


Photograph © Herbert De Smet, 2003