Howest, Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen, is an atypical, creative, innovative and enterprising university of applied sciences and arts. Exploring the talents and passion of each student, Howest coaches its students to become competent, highly employable, team oriented professionals, able to anticipate the developments in our global society. Howest works in a close partnership with and for the regional and international work field. Consequently, Howest integrates leading, socially relevant and competence-oriented education, valorization-oriented research and services in all its study programmes. Howest is an open and pluralistic university of applied sciences and arts, with respect for diversity. Howest inspires its staff members and students to integrate its core values in their personal and professional lives.