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Howest University of Applied Sciences

Howest University of Applied Sciences

Howest University of Applied Sciences


Howest University of Applied Sciences is an entrepreneurial institution known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education and research and its close collaboration with industry, business and the social profit sector. Howest is renowned for its tech, design and art programs like Digital Arts and Entertainment, Cyber Security, Digital Design and Development, and Industrial Product Design programmes in Belgium and beyond.

Howest and its DAE program took first place in The Rookies Award as Best Game Design and Development School in the world in 2017 and 2018, 2021. Also, according to The Princeton Review®, Howest University of Applied Sciences is one of the top undergraduate schools for studying game design. Besides that, Bachelor of Industrial Product Design programme was voted as the second Best Design School in the world according to The Rookie Award 2023.

Field-driven assignments, on-the-job training and internships are key components of each program. That is how we meet the changing needs of today’s society and arm our students with future-proof skills. Over the years, Howest has built a solid reputation as a leader in application-oriented scientific research, services and education.

We pride ourselves on our partnerships with universities and sector leaders in Belgium, across Europe and all over the world. Our students and staff are given plenty of opportunities to go global and gain international experience thanks to our extensive international networks, scholarships and exchange programs. In short, Howest is a school where students receive future-proof training with guaranteed job security all while enjoying the process of education and life in the heart of Europe.


EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited


  • Bruges

    Rijselstraat 5, 8000, Bruges

  • Kortrijk

    Kortrijk, Belgium