Welcome to Howest

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“Anticipating Your Future!”

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.

Our programmes

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.

Future-proof Skills

Howest continuously adapts its curricula to include new areas of knowledge and to put the latest research into practice.  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.  


Howest has built a solid reputation for its application-oriented scientific research, its unyielding commitment to services and education, and the strong partnerships forged with universities and work-field organisations in Belgium, across Europe, and all around the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to gain international experience and go global, thanks to international networks, scholarships and exchange programmes.

In short, Howest University of Applied Sciences is where you can build a future-proof career with guarantee you job security while thoroughly enjoying the “process” of your education and life in the heart of Europe.

15 Jul 2020