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For questions about internationalisation in Howest or possibilities regarding international mobility, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team. Or mail to international.office@howest.be.

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Howest - International Office

Frederik D'hulster
Vice rector for Education, Research and International Affairs

Isabelle Pertry
Director of International Affairs

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Kurt Debaere
Policy adviser International Office & Howest for Impact 

 

Katelijne Demeyere
Howest Foundation
Global Engagement Officer (GEO) 
(Cooperation with the Global South, raising awareness on global engagement, training outgoing students, internships in the Global South)

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Ann Christiaens
Erasmus outgoing students & staff, interinstitutional agreements Erasmus

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Sophie Dewitte
Flemish funding programmes, Intercontinental destinations and incoming exchange students, Interinstitutional agreements intercontinental partners

 

Elena Smirnova
International Branding and Recruitment coordinator

Thobias Expeel
International Admissions Officer

Howest Bruges International Office

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An Goegebuer
International coordinator Howest Bruges

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Heidi Decru
Support internationalisation Howest Bruges

 

Each study department has its own international coordinator. You can find his/her name on the general info page of your study department on LEHO, under the section “internationalization”.

Howest Kortrijk International Office

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Sarah Markewich
International coordinator Howest Kortrijk

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Siska Wilfaert
Support internationalisation Howest Kortrijk

 

Each study department has its own international coordinator. You can find his/her name on the general info page of your study department on LEHO, under the section “internationalization”.

Confucius Institute

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Philip Vanhaelemeersch
Coordinator Confucius Institute

How do I reach Kortrijk and Bruges from abroad?

Nearest airports

Brussels Airport Zaventem

There are regular and easy train connections leaving directly from the airport station.

  • to Bruges:  daily between 05:30 and 23:30 on average 2 trains per hour, 1 change at Brussels North (average duration 1h25)
     
  • to Kortrijk: daily between 4:00 and 24:00 on average 2 trains per hour, 1 change at Brussels North (average duration 1h35)

Train schedules


 

Brussels South Charleroi Airport

Mainly low-cost carriers.

Public transport to Bruges and Kortrijk is more limited, especially in case of late evening arrivals, there are almost no train connections. The organization Flibco offers direct transport by shuttle between this airport and Bruges station for only €5 (not to Kortrijk).

Train schedules

Brussels South train station is an hour's drive from this airport. You can either take the Brussels City Shuttle (twice an hour) or take the TEC bus (bus line A) at the airport.

However, if you choose to travel via this airport, plan your trip to Kortrijk or Bruges carefully.

Lille airport (France)

Mainly low-cost carriers in France
You can take a shuttle from the airport to the train station of Lille Flandres.

The bus stop is located at Entrance A of the airport (= Drop off zone). About every hour there is a direct train from Lille Flandres to Kortrijk, which takes about 30 minutes.

There is a second train station in the city, namely Lille Europe, at a walking distance of 5 minutes from Lille Flandres, but the connection to Kortrijk is more difficult.

To travel to Bruges, you first have to go to Kortrijk and change trains there. The travel time between Kortrijk and Bruges can vary between 40 minutes and 1h10.

Train schedules

 

For exchange students there are often special deals or packages, which give you many advantages when flying (more luggage, cheaper tickets, also for friends and family visiting,...). So it's worth checking them out before you book your tickets.

How do I reach the Howest campuses?

Howest campuses

Campus Brugge Station – BST1

Click here for travel directions.

Campus Brugge Station – BST5

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Campus Brugge Centrum

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Sports innovation campus Brugge

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Campus Kortrijk Buda

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - Gebouw A

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - Industrial Design Center (IDC)

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Level

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Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta

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