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How to collaborate with students

Howest has a wide range of opportunities to collaborate with students.

Together with our students, we look for solutions to real cases presented by our partners. During the collaboration you will see students at work, help with assessment and, if it clicks, you can recruit them after graduation.

Groepsfoto studenten op campus The Penta

Project, internship or bachelor's thesis

Bachelor's thesis, brainstorm session, project week or a semester-long collaboration with students! Contact one of our study programmes to create a customised collaboration.

Would you like to submit an internship project proposal and get in touch with fresh Howest talent? Use the Howest internship platform to do so (*)

In our incubators, you can see students and alumni at work in their own start-ups.

(*) Attention:​

  • For internship framework contracts for courses in Bruges, please contact martine.dekien [at] (Martine Dekien).
  • For internships in Occupational Therapy, please contact Carmen.Verdruye [at] (Carmen Verduyne).
  • For internships in Physical Education and Movement Recreation, please visit the Howest internship platform. For other internships in the field of secondary education, please contact baso.stage [at] (baso[dot]stage[at]howest[dot]be). ​
  • For internships in nursery and primary education, please contact the internship coordinators carine.vanmassenhove [at] (carine[dot]vanmassenhove[at]howest[dot]be) and leen.van.der.stock [at] (leen[dot]van[dot]der[dot]stock[at]howest[dot]be). ​
  • For internships regarding the associate or short track education bachelor's programmes, please contact joke.debruyne [at] (joke[dot]debruyne[at]howest[dot]be).​


Fostering interaction is important for new ideas! That is why Howest invests in incubators on its campuses. Students, researchers and external start-ups work there under one roof to develop their projects.

Our incubators are organised thematically. This ensures plenty of specialist knowledge in one central location. Combined with the proximity of other start-ups, this guarantees a fresh dynamic, open minds and fruitful interactions. It is also possible for Howest students working on their own enterprise to get a free workspace in an incubator.

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