Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende
University description (as per official university website)
KHBO has four departments which offer 40 majors in four areas of study: Health, Commerce and Business Administration, and Teacher in Bruges, and Industrial Sciences & Technology in Ostend. To the steady growth in the right direction and geographical fragmentation, the bridge departments, together with the central services, starting from 2008-2009 concentrated in the new campus along the Expressway in Brugge Sint-Michiels. Our Ostend Department Industrial Sciences & Technology retains its familiar location on the seafront. In addition, the City unique aviation training since September 2007 under the brand into new Flemish Aerospace Centre at the international airport Ostend-Bruges.
KHBO offers college as vocational and academic-oriented courses. We have a wide range of courses at the Bachelor level and academic bachelor and master, some of which are unique in Flanders. Our training offer is aimed at young people after secondary education to a higher initial follow people in the profession who wish to further training or specialization, or those who want to completely refocus. Our courses are through the close cooperation with companies and institutions continuously adapted to the needs of the practice world. Hence, our courses not only vocational but also across borders drawn up by substantive cooperation with foreign institutions and exchange programs.
KHBO opts for a competency-based education where learning is central to the student to prepare them optimally for their future professional lives. Young workers should not only be taught the necessary basic knowledge but also be flexible and have a well developed and creative problem solving skills. And in addition, they can fall back on good social and communication skills. Our training is taking on extensive use is made of information and communication technology.
We want our college as not only the service of their best students to prepare for their future professional lives but also the region where we operate. This means that we make choices about the development of our training offer, the choices in terms of social services and in carrying out scientific research project, keep in touch with the socio-economic needs of our region. We also have an eye for the ethical dimension of the field. We present ourselves clearly as a Catholic "high value" education, respect for dissent.
Along with eleven other colleges and KULeuven we are part of the Association KULeuven. This association - with over 70,000 students spread over 23 Flemish cities - the largest in Flanders. Such cooperation with the Leuven University offers the opportunity to maximize the training alignment. Therefore, the minimum threshold for our graduates who want to perfect at the Leuven University. And for our students this means a guarantee of the scientific nature of our academic programs and a stimulus to quality professional programs.