Howest is an entrepreneurial University of Applied Sciences known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research, and its close collaboration with industry, business and the social profit sector. Howest is a member of Ghent University Association and is fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. Our campuses are located in the historical cities of Bruges and Kortrijk in Belgium, in the very heart of Europe.
We offer 24 Bachelors, 12 Associate Degrees and many Postgraduate Certificate programmes, all with a strong practical focus, in the areas of Business & Management, Industrial Sciences & Technology, Digital Design, Architecture, Healthcare, Education and Social Sciences. We constantly develop our course offer in English in order to position Howest as an attractive academic choice for students from abroad.
Renowned Tech and Design Programmes
Howest is renowned for its Tech-programmes, such as Cybersecurity, Digital Design and Development and Digital Arts and Entertainment. According to The Princeton Review® Howest University of Applied Sciences is one of the top undergraduate schools at which you can study game design. With its Bachelor programme in Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE), Howest ranked #21 on the undergraduate programmes list for 2020. Howest and DAE programme also got the first place in The Rookies Award as Best Game Design and Development School in the world in 2017 and 2018, and the fifth place in 2019.
Creativity and entrepreneurship are part of the Howest DNA. Field-driven assignments, on-the-job training and internships are key components of each programme. That is how we meet the changing needs of today’s society and arm our students with future-proof skills. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience, thanks to international networks, scholarships and exchange programmes. In short, Howest is a university of applied sciences where you can get a future-proof profession that will guarantee you job security, and that while enjoying the process of education and life in the heart of Europe.
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