HOGENT educates and trains future-proof students. In order to guarantee the long-term employability of students in a changing society, future-proof skills are central to every study programme.
“2020 has really been the strangest but also the most incredible year of my life, it began in september 2019 when I arrived in Ghent, I fell in love with this city and met amazing people. The students at HOGENT welcomed us so kindly. From the moment I arrived, I knew I would not leave Belgium at the end of my Erasmus. So I continued my studies in Belgium (VUB, master of international business). Brussels is very different from Ghent but only 35 minutes away by train so I come back really often. Thanks again, HOGENT, for the support you gave us during this pandemic.
Once Erasmus, always Erasmus.”
Pauline Brabant (France)
“As far as I am concerned, I can tell you that the most awesome and important moments of my life happened in my 2019 exchange in Ghent, I did not expect it, since I knew nothing about the place but I just fell in love with the city, all the beautiful landscapes, the castle downtown, and all the amazing people I met. So I would choose Ghent a million times again.”
Lizeth Merino (Mexico)
HOGENT is internationally geared while maintaining a strong regional connection within the urban context of Ghent. We systematically seek collaboration and cocreation with partners from business, industry and government on a regional, national and international level.
HOGENT is a major player in the field of applied research and research in the arts. We aim to conduct research that is closely connected to our teaching, addresses contemporary societal challenges, favours interdisciplinary collaboration and strives for maximal impact.
Our researchers systematically seek collaboration and cocreation with citizens and with professional partners from business, industry and government on a regional, national and international level. Thus, our research develops our students’ critical thinking, information and research skills, contributes to the ongoing professionalization of our lecturers and makes HOGENT an invaluable innovation partner for the professional field.