Artevelde University College Ghent, member of the Ghent University Association (AU GENT), is one of Flanders' largest university colleges (13,000 students). We offer study programmes in business management, teacher training, communications, graphic education, health care and social work.
Artevelde University College Ghent is a knowledge center for education, research and services, where students, staff and strategic partners cooperate and develop their talents in a stimulating and internationally oriented environment.
As an institute based on a culture of internationalisation, Artevelde University College Ghent is an active partner in diverse international networks, attends various international conferences and collaborates intensively with international partners for educational and research purposes.
Moreover, Artevelde University College Ghent stimulates outgoing staff and student mobility and warmly welcomes international incoming staff and students. Finally, besides the regular study programmes, Artevelde University College Ghent offers a wide variety of international courses, often with a clear emphasis on interdisciplinarity. We also offer the possibility to follow Dutch language courses to guarantee a successful integration as a foreign student.
The university college educates professionals whose creativity, innovative way of thinking and sense of entrepreneurship cross borders. Artevelde University College Ghent aspires after excellence and durability and is stimulated by its collaborators to do so. Studying at Artevelde University College Ghent, known for its excellent student-oriented services, education and guidance, will most certainly live up to your expectations, as well as the attractive social, cultural and touristic activities the city of Ghent has to offer.
Artevelde University College Ghent enjoys an extensive network of international contacts spread over 6 continents. These partnerships (universities, university colleges, NGO’s...) were all consciously chosen for their added value in mobility but also in other domains such as professionalisation, social services and education.
Out of the network of institutions in countries that are not part of the European Union, the Artevelde University College Ghent opted for a strategic collaboration with five partner countries, i.e. the ‘strategic alliances’: Ecuador, Canada, China, South Africa and Vietnam (and by extension Suriname and Cambodia). The choice for these countries stemmed from previous collaborations. Ecuador, Suriname, South Africa and Vietnam also belong to the partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation and the Flemish Interuniversity Development Cooperation (VLIR UOS).
Artevelde University College Ghent can rely on an extensive and stable network of training organisations and higher education institutions for the organisation of mobility and the participation in projects. In some of the strategic alliances such as Ecuador, Suriname and Cambodia, a close working relationship exists with NGO’s working at government level to improve education. Through its training and services, Artevelde University College shares its expertise where necessary and requested, which with time contributes to a structural cooperation.
Accreditation and quality assurance
The quality of Artevelde University College Ghent and its departments is assured by accreditation. All our departments are accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders. For more information in English about NVAO and the accreditation of our University College we refer to 'Qrossroads'. Qrossroads is a project of the European Consortium for Accreditation supported by the European Commission and aims at providing information regarding quality assured and accredited higher education in Europe.
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