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Eric Wood Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from Ghent University

The department is happy to announce that Eric Wood will receive an honorary doctorate from Ghent University, Belgium. The degree will recognize Eric’s hydrological contributions in climate studies. This award will be presented during a University ceremony on March 18, 2011.

Ghent University was founded in 1817 through a royal decree and today has 130 departments spread over 11 faculties, and 32,000 students. It is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Western Europe, in student numbers as well as in research intensity. Over 3,000 academic staff members play a significant role in the university's mission of pushing the boundaries of fundamental research and valorizing their research findings through publications, product development, conferences, etc. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective.

Congratulations to Eric on this prestigious honor.