At the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences we believe that people are capable of self-development. We start from this idea to define the professional identity of both our students and our staff members and stimulate them to think critically, to act professionally and to become the person they can and want to be.
The Artevelde University of Applied Sciences challenges students and lecturers to look beyond their immediate environment. Within the framework of the degree programme it is our education that connects them with the rest of the world. Our lecturers fulfil an exemplary roll in a world with daily challenges of diversity, globalisation, digitalisation and ecology. They are honest, care about the environment and about the social, economic and organisational wellbeing and they treat other cultures in a respectful manner. We encourage our students to react with empathy and to engage themselves in local or international cooperation.