In the digital field, Ghent University (UGent) can boast one of the highest scale-up creation rates in Europe.
After Mons 2015, the European momentum is continuing at the Mundaneum. The archives centre and exhibition space Mundaneum in Mons is the first Belgian site to receive the European Heritage Label.
Compared to 2015, Belgium has gone up one place in the ranking and is now 18th in the World Happiness Report (WHR), compiled by the Earth Institute of the renowned University of Columbia.
Seven Belgian universities appear in the list of the 200 best universities in Europe, according to the British Times Higher Education (THE) ranking 2015-2016.
An agriculture project of the Belgian development cooperation has finished among the ten best projects in the international OECD contest 'Taking development innovation to scale'.
Belgium has achieved for the second year running 5th place in the European Commission's 'Digital Economy & Society Index' (DESI).