Howest, de Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
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|Official Name||Howest, de Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen
|English Name||Howest, University College West Flanders
|Tel||+ 32 (0)56 24 12 90
||Fax||+ 32 (0)56 24 12 92
|List faculties||HOWEST-department professional Bachelors Bruges
HOWEST-department professional Bachelors Kortrijk
HOWEST-department academic Bachelors and Masters Kortrijk
|Number academic staff||470 FTE
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|Number students foreign fulldegree programmes||100
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In december 1999 the Board of the University College West Flanders approved the mission statement.
The University College West Flanders wishes to deliver high quality and practically oriented education that is closely related to the professional and social needs.
In its educational task, Howest, University College West Flanders is committed to teaching and developing people. Howest believes that its international character is a major benefit in this respect.
The University College West Flanders wishes to address accurately the demand for permanent lifelong education.
Howest wishes to fulfil its social task as a permanent interaction between education on the one hand, and applied scientific research on the other. Howest wishes to expand into a centre for knowledge and learning in co-operation with regional partners.
Howest will be a student oriented and flexible organisation that strives for continuous improvement. By these means, Howest places the student centrally in the educational process, and he or she shall be involved in the organisation as a partner.
Howest intends to execute a staff policy whereby members of staff are given responsibility and participation. Howest is committed to caring for the welfare and providing the chance for personal development within a learning organisation.
The University College West Flanders actively stands for pluralism, democracy and innovation, where values such as accessibility, tolerance, and respect for other opinions, co-operation, solidarity and creativity are central.