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Research projects


The Stroke2gether project focuses on the development and scaling of a digital transmural recovery pathway for individuals after a stroke. It is a stroke care pathway that combines healthcare, lifestyle, and mental support in one remote program.                                    

CICO hub

Southwest Flanders is renowned as Belgium's production hub, hosting one out of every three manufacturing companies in the country. Many of these organizations are under pressure to transform into industries that handle available materials and resources in a more sustainable manne


Within this ESF project, we are exploring how dual learning in higher education can be a success story. The degree program in Transport and Logistics and the bachelor's program in Supply Chain Management serve as pilot projects for this initiative.                                


How has the Flemish coastal landscape evolved over the past 5000 years, both at sea and on land? Which areas were flooded and eroded during storm surges? What archaeological traces of past habitation and exploitation are preserved on land and in the sea?                          



"All the SDGs come down to education." - Malala YousafzaiFlemish teacher educators collaborate to explore ways to integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) within their own teaching practices.                                                                            

Voorsprongfonds WST6

In this project, we are developing an engaging and high-quality training program tailored to support and empower mentors in the industry in their role as guides and co-evaluators of students during workplace learning.


Blockchain, as a technology or rather as a concept, is still relatively young but has generated significant interest and enthusiasm worldwide among citizens, civic organizations, businesses, service providers, and governments.                                                      


LoREco, as an ESF transition project, aims to explore ways to achieve this goal. The objective is to strengthen the local economy and social fabric within cities by using a complementary currency and a guaranteed income linked to it.                                               


More and more people are convinced of the importance of living in an environment that offers ample opportunities for physical activity. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to this, as many people rediscovered their own neighborhoods during lockdowns.                            


Howest and Sport Flanders have developed expertise in the niche field of 'exergames' or 'interactive movement games' through the Sports Innovation Campus. Through this collaboration, we are establishing a space for research, education, and services on this theme. From Howest, our