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Howest University of Applied Sciences is an entrepreneurial institution known for an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research. We are widely recognised for our close collaborations with a wide variety of partners in industry, business, and the social profit sector.

Howest offers 29 bachelor’s and 14 associate degrees as well as a number of postgraduate certificate programmes, all with a strong practical focus. Areas of study include Business & Management, Design & Technology, Architecture, Health & Wellbeing, Education, and Social Sciences.

We are a member of Ghent University Association, which provides quality higher education to nearly one-third of Flanders’ student population. All of our programmes are fully accredited by NVAO, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation. Howest is also a member of RUN-EU, the Regional University Network - European University, providing even more opportunities to go global.