University College Ghent (HOGENT) consists of three faculties – Education, Health and Social Work; Science and Technology; Business and Information Management –, a School of Arts and a supporting Service Centre. Its 24 departments are responsible for 41 study programmes based on eight campuses in Ghent, Aalst and Melle. HoGent counts 14,000 students and 1,800 members of staff, including over 200 researchers in national and international research projects.
HOGENT aims for excellence in education, research, services to society and artistic practice. Through the competence of its staff and graduates and the valorization of its research, HOGENT seeks to advance a critical, creative and open society.
With its up-to-date, relevant and diverse range of courses, HOGENT is a broad gateway to higher education. In addition to professionally focused bachelor’s programmes and bachelor’s and master’s programmes in the arts, it offers graduate courses in higher vocational education.
HOGENT’s programmes are designed in close interaction with the world of work and are characterized by a practical and professional orientation. Teaching has a strong focus on interdisciplinarity, teamwork, and societal relevance.