Artevelde University College Ghent
Artevelde University College Ghent is a Catholic institute for higher education, established on 31 December 2000.
Address central office: Hoogpoort 15, BE-9000 Gent
Tel. +32/9 235 20 00
Fax +32/9 235 20 01
Chairman of the board: prof. dr Erik De Lembre
General Manager: prof. dr Johan Veeckman
Bachelors and masters:
COMPahs is the centre of Artevelde University College Ghent for applied research, services to society and professional development through continuous education.
SOVOARTE provides social services support to our students.
Arteveldehogeschool is a knowledge centre for education, research and services, where students, collaborators and strategic partners cooperate in a stimulating environment.
Students and collaborators develop their talents in an internationally oriented college focused on the future.
The college educates professionals whose creativity, innovative way of thinking and sense of entrepreneurship are able to cross borders.
Arteveldehogeschool aspires after excellence and durability and is stimulated by its collaborators to do so.
Arteveldehogeschool takes on its social commitment, inspired by a framework of Christian values.
Following the Bologna Declaration (1999) the government of Flanders (the Northern region of Belgium) introduced a Higher Education Act in 2003, which brought many structural changes such as a new, accredited, Bachelor-Master structure, and more flexibility to our study programmes. These changes were brought about by not-for-profit collaborations between a university and one or more university colleges known as 'associations.'
Five associations were founded in Flanders, including Ghent University Association which includes Artevelde University College Ghent, which was established on 29 April 2003.
The organisational structure of the Artevelde University College Ghent is unique in Flanders. The study programmes work in close co-operation with a range of administrative services, such as office for educational development and internationalisation, the office for enrolment and administration, the office for student affairs. The lines of communication are short, and the dialogue is valuable.
Every study programme is run by a head of department. When the number of students is rather small, several study programmes are run by the same manager.
One manager is in charge of COMPahs, which has its own organisational structure.
The offices outline a policy and work for the benefit of the study programmes.
Six key principles underpin the educational philosophy of Artevelde University College Ghent. Although each has its own individual character, all our 22 study programmes are firmly rooted in this core educational concept, or 'credo,' as is the educational support, offered by the various offices.
The six key principles of the educational concept of Artevelde University College Ghent are:
Study programmes are student centred and address individual learning needs.
Teaching methods stimulate students to learn in an active, independent and cooperative way.
Study programmes are targeted on societal developments and the needs of the practice.
The programmes are transparent and well-balanced, and the teaching strives to be of the highest standards.
The programmes are based on scientific and innovative principles.
The study programmes are characterised by flexibility, international cooperation and exchangeability.