Passion for your future

Howest University of Applied Sciences has a passion for every student's future

Serve – Empower – Care: these are the core values that inspire the mission and vision of Howest. They are the thread connecting our strategic plan and the touchstone for every process.

These core values of dictate the quality culture of our organization: how we think about Howest, how we act in relation to our stakeholders, and how we interact with each other in everyday life.

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    Howest mission

    Howest University of Applied Sciences is an atypical, creative, innovative and enterprising institution. 

    By exploring talents and passion, Howest coaches its students to become team-oriented, highly-skilled and directly employable professionals who are able to anticipate developments in our global society.

    Howest integrates socially relevant and competence-oriented education, valorisation-oriented research and services into its portfolio. Consequently, Howest is a strong "knowledge partner" working in close collaboration with and for the regional and international work field

    Howest University of Applied Sciences is open and pluralistic with respect for diversity. Howest inspires its staff members and students to integrate its core values, serve - empower - care, into their personal and professional lives.

    Howest vision

    Howest is a leading player in the field of higher education. 

    Howest's vision is therefore:



    Howest strives to be the preferred partner embedded in the social and economic fabric of the region. It is a conscious choice for profiles that respond to regional needs, turning the brain drain in West Flanders into brain gain.

    Anticipating the future is our theme and driving force. Through our interactions with the professional world,  government and society, Howest helps steer and shape well-being and prosperity.

    In synergy with all stakeholders
    In synergy with all stakeholders

    The organisational model of Howest promotes synergy with all stakeholders. The policy is characterised by decisive decision-making and establishing creative connections inside and outside the organisation. 

    Howest pursues a culture of quality in which students, staff members, alumni and professionals actively reflect and participate.


    As an inspirational knowledge hub, Howest University of Applied Sciences aims to be the reference for future-oriented and innovative study programmes alongside valorisation-oriented research and entrepreneurship.

    Our study programme portfolio offers all stakeholders the possibility to continuously refine their competencies and acquire new ones.