Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg
University description (as per official university website)
As a Catholic College we consider the types of training and young people and adults within the free higher education as our first assignment. To live up to that task, we offer a wide range of courses: basic training, further education and postgraduate education. We engage in project-based scientific research, development and practice of the arts and social services. In all these activities we aim to achieve a people-centered orientation and a high level of quality.
Our Catholic School is the curriculum of each course is characterized by a strong scientific base, a social and professional orientation, a Christian values perspective and space for philosophical and theological meaning. We want to vocational training and are looking to bid it up and taking us focus on the development of relationship skills, critical resistance, and broad societal interest.
As a Catholic College we achieve our mission in communion with the Church community. We want our college life constantly against the biblical core values and the person of Jesus Christ. In a free and open environment we want our identity to the fullest as a service to the world and the people. We also want to develop a contemporary language and belief to new forms of His Church.
We want our Catholic College opportunities for religious experience to raise, opportunities exist to provide clarification and a spirit of solidarity grow. That spirit of commitment will be felt in all relationships at all levels, with ample attention for students and counseling with emphasis on a pro personnel man. There is therefore in our college and voice appreciation for all and special concern for anyone in any way weaker or difficult moments through.
Our building project is supported by all concerned, each in his own way, because working together and together of many people is crucial to our Christian identity. Such cooperation is achieved among all our employees, officers, college administration, graduates, above and between the students. The College pastoral take in building such an eminent place in school culture.
As a Catholic College we emphasize our open to many forms of cooperation with colleges and universities, social agencies, organizations and businesses. In our external profile and the partnerships that we assume we expressly acknowledge our Christian identity and our educational freedom.
We want a Catholic College are also our own responsibility within the dynamics of the Flemish Community. Socially, economically, technically, socially and culturally, we are agents of the regions in which we are located.
From a climate of openness, responsibility and solidarity in our commitment to a multicultural Catholic College, European and global perspective with maximum attention to promoting the humanity of all people and all people. Aware of our social responsibility, we also take a clear stand against social trends and developments that threaten human and Christian values to erode. The realization that every human being basically equivalent and the particular attention to disadvantaged social groups are essential.
Students and employees: the heart of KHLim
KHLim: beating heart in the region
KHLim is pacesetter in the region through teaching, research, services and practice of the arts.
She does this from a service-minded attitude to both students, staff and community.
KHLim speaking students in their learning process as individuals and encourages them to grow and self. The vocational and life-oriented education geared to learning together and living together.
KHLim makes the work of professional development opportunities and wellbeing of all staff. Human orientation manifests itself in concern for the staff.
KHLim seeks a permanent concern for quality thanks to a continuous improvement of its operations and better align the needs of society.
KHLim occurs from a diverse Christian thought in dialogue with, employed by a society characterized by openness, pluralism and diversity.
The Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg association was founded on November 22, 1994. This creation was a direct result of the restructuring of higher education outside the university in the Flemish Community. On June 30, 1994, the Flemish Council is the Decree on good colleges in the Flemish Community and the decision was ratified by the Flemish government on July 13, 1994. The Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (KHLim say climb) was formed by the merger of the following nine schools:
° Normal Episcopal School JB de la Salle - Genk
· Higher Business and Language Institute - Genk
· Higher Institute of Nursing Maria Theresia - Genk
° Catholic Institute of Design and Visual Kommunikatie - Genk
° Catholic Industrial School of Limburg - Diepenbeek
° Catholic Higher Education Institute Limburg - Diepenbeek
· Higher Institute of Nursing Mater Salvatoris - Hasselt
° Catholic Institute for Social and Pedagogical Higher Education - Hasselt
· Normal Childhood of Jesus School - Hasselt
All these colleges together should be proud of an experience of over four hundred years indeed higher education. The academic year 1995-1996 was the first year of the new KHLim.