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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT HOGESCHOOL GENT

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brochure

COmmITTEd. CREaTIVE. COmpLETE.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT HOGESCHOOL GENT Information brochure COmmITTEd. CREaTIVE. COmpLETE.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT HOGESCHOOL GENT INfORmaTION bROCHURE

dear student, dear international colleague,

I am very pleased to welcome you to University College Ghent. We are particularly proud to offer our 17,000 students a wide range of subjects, going from the fine arts to engineering sciences, and from music to biotechnology. Our goal is to link and interconnect this impressive range of assets to create surplus value in the fields of education, research, service provision and practice of the arts.

The realisation of an ambitious and stimulating internationalisation policy is one of the priorities of University College Ghent for the coming years. Integrating an international dimension in the study path of each of our students is one of our focal challenges within our international policy plan. To reach our goal we work closely together with numerous European and non-European institutions, leading to increased incoming and outgoing student and teacher mobility, joint curriculum development and research. University College Ghent also wants to share its expertise and knowledge worldwide and is actively involved in initiatives and projects in developing countries. The offer of a broad set of complementary Internationalisation@Home initiatives contributes likewise to the international orientation of our institution. We are situated in flanders’ most popular student city Ghent, which was chosen twice as ‘the most enjoyable city of flanders’. Every year Ghent attracts over 65,000 students, which effectively makes it the higher education capital of flanders.

This brochure offers a fresh perspective on University College Ghent as it is today and its evolution since its establishment in 1995. I hope you are inspired by this brochure and especially by what our university college has to offer to foreign students and institutions. On behalf of all staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. We are looking forward to meeting you in Ghent!

best regards,

dr. Robert Hoogewijs Principal University College Ghent

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We are looking forward to meeting you in Ghent! best regards, dr. Robert Hoogewijs Principal University

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Contents

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preface

STUdYING IN fLaNdERS, bELGIUm

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flanders, the Centre of Europe

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The Education System of University Colleges or Hogescholen

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Fast Facts

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT

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History

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diverse in many Ways

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Outstanding Services and facilities

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flexible Learning paths

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Research & Services

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Sports

INTERNaTIONaL RELaTIONS

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International policy

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International Relations division at Central level

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International Relations Coordinators at faculty level

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admission Requirements

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Language Requirements

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Registration fees

REGULaR fOREIGN STUdENTS

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foreign Students Registrar

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admission Requirements

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Language Requirements

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Registration fees

STUdY pROGRammES

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Study programmes ordered by field of Study

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Study programmes ordered by faculty

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English Offer

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Exclusive Study programmes

pRaCTICaL INfORmaTION

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The academic Year

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Living Expenses

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University College Ghent Campuses

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GHENT UNIVERSITY aSSOCIaTION

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Studying in Flanders, Belgium

fLaNdERS, THE CENTRE Of EUROpE

BELGIUM has been an independent constitutional monarchy since 1830. The present King is albert II. belgium has an area of 30,528 km² and is located centrally and strategically in Europe. Its more than 10 million inhabitants live in 3 Communities: the dutch- speaking Community in the North, the french- speaking Community (Wallonia) in the South and a very small German-speaking Community at the eastern border.

FLANDERS, THE HUB OF EUROPE borders onto the North Sea, and is situated in the northern region of belgium. This dutch-speaking part of belgium boasts about 6 million inhabitants. dutch is a Germanic language related to English and German. Ever since the middle ages, flanders has been at the crossroads of the great European trade routes and is nowadays at the intersection of the major Western European industrial regions. The dense road, waterway and rail network, four seaports and three airports make flanders the ideal gateway to Europe, which is why many multinationals have chosen flanders as the base for their operations on the European market.

THE CITY OF GHENT is located in flanders. It used to be one of the mightiest cities of Europe, and combines today an impressive past with a vivid present. Today’s Ghent has about 240,000 inhabitants. It is, first and foremost, a warm and open city, inviting you for a stroll along its many attractions. Every day numerous tourists visit the historic heart of the city which offers many places of interest ranging from medieval buildings to the famous painting The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan Van Eyck. Nowhere in the world does one find so many historical monuments packed together in the heart of a city. Some of the campuses of our institution give testimony to this richness, e.g. the bijloke campus, the Conservatorium campus and the campus of the faculty of Teacher Training.

distance from Ghent to the nearest European cities amsterdam (NL)

165 km

brussels (bE)

49 km

Köln/düsseldorf (dE)

226 km

Lille (fR)

63 km

London (Gb)

266 km

Luxemburg (L)

234 km

paris (fR)

257 km

3 h. 58 min. London North Sea 3 h. 30 min. Amsterdam 2 h. 12
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London
North Sea
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Amsterdam
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3 h. 10 min.
Dover
Thalys via Brussels 3 h.
Eurotunnel
Calais
Bruges
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Antwerp
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Ghent
2 h. 40 min.
Brussels
Köln
2 h. 49 min.
Zaventem
35 min.
Brussels Central Station 30 min.
Brussels Airport 57 min.
Luxembourg
Frankfurt
2 h. 40 min.
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3 h. 39 min.
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Paris
2 h. 57 min.
Charles de Gaulle 2 h. 36 min.
Paris Nord 2 h. 57 min./2 h. 10 min.

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Today Ghent is the busy capital of the province of East flanders. It is a city with many faces:

not only does it boast over 65,000 students in higher education, it is also a city where many fairs and conferences are organised, an industrial city with a harbour, a “flower city” and a city in which many cultural events take place. It is conveniently situated between brussels and bruges, and cities such as paris, London and amsterdam are within easy reach. The climate is generally mild but often wet, so don’t forget to bring your raincoat! It can be both very hot (occasionally 30°C) and cool (10°C) in summer. In winter, temperatures vary between -5°C and 15°C. There is an extensive public transport network with buses and trams taking you to all areas of the city and its surroundings. pubs and restaurants abound in Ghent (as in the rest of flanders!) giving you a choice from

6 fast food to exquisite cuisine. In 2008 the National Geographic Traveller magazine nominated Ghent as one of the 3 most authentic historical cities worldwide and in 2006 Ghent was declared the most enjoyable city in flanders!

“It is a marvellous city, the meeting place of four rivers, the Scheldt, the Lys, the Lieve and the Moere. A network of streaming water dividing the town in 26 islands. With its barges, its bridges and the reflection of the old façades in the water, Ghent is a kind of Venice of the North.”

Victor Hugo, 1840

THE EdUCaTION SYSTEm Of UNIVERSITY COLLEGES OR HOGESCHOLEN

flanders boasts 27 institutions of higher education: 22 university colleges and 5 prominent universities.

Having regard to the provisions of the decree

of October 2004 concerning Higher Education

Structures, university colleges now offer one or more of the following degrees:

PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR’S DEGREES These practice-oriented study programmes, such as Office management, Nursing and Teacher Training, prepare the student directly

for specific professions in industry, education, commerce, health care, etc. a professional bachelor’s programme consists of 180 ECTS credits, which corresponds to a traditional three-year curriculum. professional bachelor’s degrees, moreover, do not exclude access to subsequent degrees.

a number of professional bachelors give

access to advanced bachelor’s programmes (min. 60 ECTS credits), and a limited number of professional bachelors may even grant access to a master programme on condition that a bridging programme is undertaken first.

ACADEMIC BACHELOR’S DEGREES These programmes prepare students directly for a master’s degree, but can also be validated on the labour market. an academic bachelor’s degree consists of 180 ECTS credits, which corresponds to a traditional three-year curriculum. an academic bachelor’s degree grants direct access to the corresponding master’s programme. In some cases, however, access is conditional and the student will have to undertake a preparatory programme first, i.e. when the student does not have the right bachelor’s degree to be admitted to a specific master’s programme. Students with an academic bachelor’s degree can also enrol for an advanced bachelor’s programme.

MASTER ’ S DEGREES These study programmes are the continuation of the corresponding academic bachelor’s programme, and are occasionally open to professional bachelors as well. Students with an academic bachelor’s degree have direct access to the corresponding

master’s programme and indirect access (via a preparatory programme) in other cases. for professional bachelors access to master’s programmes is restricted and conditional.

a master’s programme usually consists of 60

ECTS credits and corresponds to a traditional one-year curriculum (exceptions such as

“master of music” are 120 ECTS credits or two traditional years).

a master’s degree will give access to an

advanced master’s programme and/or ph.d.

more information about the higher education system in flanders can be found at www.ond.vlaanderen.be/English

only at only at university colleges at universities and at university colleges in the framework
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at universities and at university colleges
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min. 120 ects
ADVANCED MASTER
also at postgraduate training institutions
min. 60 ects credits
ADVANCED
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bridging programme
PROFESSIONAL
ACADEMIC BACHELOR
BACHELOR
min. 180 ects credits
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credits
Secondary school-leaving certificate giving access to higher education

professional bachelor’s programmes are offered at university colleges only. academic bachelor’s and master’s degrees are offered both at universities and at university colleges associated with universities.

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Fast Facts

Largest university college of belgium

Widest range of subjects on offer in flanders

17,000 students

2,000 staff members

13 faculties

49 auditoria with approx. 6,000 seats

Two concert halls

Recording studio

art gallery

11 ha research farm

20 ha site including a historic park for agriculture and horticulture

Individual learning paths for top sportsmen and women

Individual rehearsal rooms

General studies: a unique optional subject with general education for all

a 3,000 m² sports hall

free sports opportunities for all students

a dVd of award winning films

a monthly journal about University College Ghent on the regional TV channel

8 campuses across Ghent and aalst

36 bachelor and 24 master programmes

10 study programmes unique in flanders

free preparatory summer courses

Student restaurants on all campuses with healthy meals at student friendly prices

Home-brewed ‘bijloke beer’

300 European partnerships

30 non-European partnerships

International programmes for exchange students

Extended Erasmus University Charter 2007-2013

Open Learning & Resource Centre

University College Ghent

HISTORY

Established in 1995, University College Ghent is the outcome of two successful mergers in which fourteen institutions of higher education were involved. many of them had been leaders in higher education for decades or even longer (our faculty of fine arts celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2001) and every single one of them puts in first-class expertise. Our goal is to link, mix and interconnect this formidable range of assets to create surplus value in the fields of education, applied research, services and development of the arts.

dIVERSE IN maNY WaYS

With more than 17,000 students and 2,000 staff members, we are without any doubt a very important actor in the higher education field in flanders, in terms of budget, staff and student population. This wealth of expertise allows us to offer additional services and opportunities, such as professional units for communication, culture and internationalisation. We are particularly proud to have a very wide range of subjects on offer, in fact almost everything from the fine arts to engineering sciences and from music to biotechnology, divided over 22 professional bachelor’s programmes, 14 academic bachelor’s programmes and 24 master’s programmes. We are currently the largest belgian university college housed in belgium’s largest student city (roughly 65,000 students), Ghent, where one can also find the second largest university in belgium, Ghent University, with about 33,500 students. Together, Ghent University and University College Ghent make up for 75% of all students in Ghent.

OUTSTaNdING SERVICES aNd faCILITIES

University College Ghent has 13 faculties, an impressive open learning centre, an 11 ha research farm, a 20 ha site including a park for agriculture and horticulture, a comprehensive Social Services Unit, two student homes and a unique sports centre. University College Ghent was a pioneer in the bologna debate by releasing the first book on the topic in dutch, participates in research projects with universities, organises exhibitions, releases Cds and dVds, and so on. It goes without saying that we are fully equipped to meet present-day teaching standards: brand new computer rooms, internet facilities, laboratories, film and sound studios, a concert hall, greenhouses, auditoria, libraries, a number of specially equipped classrooms for the students from the faculties of fine arts and music, etc. Individual learning paths for top sportsmen and women, specialised resource centres, free preparatory summer courses, student counselling and study-related services at faculty level are all proof of our student-based policy.

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fLEXIbLE LEaRNING paTHS

THE 2003 HIGHER EDUCATION ACT Since the academic year 2005-2006, flemish institutions have been able to build their programmes along flexible learning paths, thus leaving the fixed structure of the academic year. The course units are independent building blocks for which students may enrol according to their own choice and time, taking into account the semestrial system. The renewed assessment procedures also made it much easier for foreign students to enrol for study programmes and course units. all this information is included in a learning agreement signed between student and institution.

CREDITS University College Ghent applies the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ECTS is based on the convention that 60 ECTS

12 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year, one ECTS credit representing 25 to 30 hours of full-time study. Each course unit represents at least 3 ECTS credits with a maximum of 12 course units per 60 credits. a bachelor’s programme has a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, a master’s programme a minimum of 60 ECTS credits. The student will obtain his or her degree after having accumulated all the credits necessary to acquire the competencies linked to the qualification.

INDI v IDUAL LEARNING PATHS Students get the opportunity to tailor their own learning path opting for the traditional route of 60 ECTS credits per academic year, or for a personal compilation of course units. Higher education institutions are, however, still able to divide the academic year into semesters with corresponding examinations. The individual learning path may be the result of accreditation of prior certificated learning and skills acquired through work experience. Such competencies are assessed by the institution after which they are officially accepted by the association (see also page 48, Ghent University association), which is also in charge of performing quality control on these assessments.

RESEaRCH & SERVICES

THE BOLOGNA DECLARATION AND THE ACADEMISATION PROCESS Ever since the bologna declaration (June 1999) and the start of the academisation process, the need for education embedded in a strong research environment, both qualitative and quantitative, has substantially increased. The main aim of the academisation process, which involves the cooperation between the university colleges and the universities within an association (see page 48), is to promote scientific research in the renewed master’s programmes at the university colleges and to make sure that research and education go hand in hand in the study programmes on offer. To that end, curricula and study programmes have been adapted to meet the generally accepted academic standards as set by international accreditation and quality assurance bodies. This process takes up a few years, during which time the dutch-flemish accreditation Organisation will assess the realisations and further plans of the university colleges. by 2013 the academic study programmes at the university colleges will have to comply with the same requirements as the study programmes at the universities.

NEw CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES although University College Ghent already had a strong research tradition in some areas and boasted a number of research groups of international excellence, the number of researchers at University College Ghent has been increasing ever since the bologna declaration and the start of the academisation process. also in the faculties offering professional bachelor’s programmes research is becoming more important. In these research projects the researchers cooperate closely with their socio-economic and cultural networks. an internal Research fund was established in order to ensure the quality of the research and the efficient allocation of the internal financial means for research. This fund guarantees a coherent research policy independent of the external funding granted to our researchers. a Research Council, consisting of both active researchers representing the different faculties of University College Ghent and representatives from the research council of Ghent University, advises the institution's management regarding the Research fund’s allocation, follows up the academisation

process, encourages research in the professional bachelor faculties, stimulates the coherence of ongoing research, etc.

RESEARCH S TAFF AND BUDGET at present, nearly 450 researchers are actively involved in more than 250 research projects, 100 of which are ph.d. projects, and undertake a considerable amount of contract research for third parties (often SmEs). In 2008, the total budget spent on research amounted to about 13,000,000 EUR, which corresponds to about 10% of the total operating budget. The revenue for services, on the other hand, amounted to approximately 1,700,000 EUR.

ACTIvE RESEARCH TEAMS University College Ghent has research groups that are active in many different domains:

- applied business, ICT, business and public administration:

Expertise in local government and management, social and economic government, performance management and HRm, consumer behaviour, strategic management, …

- biosciences and Landscape architecture:

Research units active in different fields of the agricultural and food industry: animal production, bakery and grain technology, dairy industry, plant biotechnology, plant breeding, plant tissue culture, …

- music, drama and fine arts:

Theoretical research and research within the artistic praxis are balanced in different strategic research clusters: the visual arts (e.g. photography and documentary animation), traditional and computer- based sculptures with their overlapping fields, the mixture of experimental settings in drama and mixed media, … moreover building musical instruments within the framework of an academic master-level, is unique in Europe.

- Social Work, Welfare Studies, Health Care and Teacher Training:

diverse research topics, including but not limited to the health and independence of the elderly, dietary habits and nutritional therapy, accessibility of leisure activities for the disabled, linguistic development and its disorders, assistance to specific population groups with a focus on the disabled, detainees, siblings of disabled children and ethnic minorities.

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- Technology and applied Engineering Sciences:

University College Ghent has a long- established research tradition in these fields. a few examples: the Textile unit actively participates in the development of new textile technologies, the Chemistry and biochemistry unit has specific expertise in heavy metals extraction and brewery techniques and the mechanics unit has a long list of publications in the field of rapid prototyping and manufacturing.

- Translation Studies:

University College Ghent has a number of language-specific research teams (french, Spanish, dutch, English, German, and Czech/Russian/Hungarian) whose members also cooperate inter-linguistically on a regular basis. In addition, there are two specialized research units for

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S UPPORT The department of Research affairs of University College Ghent supports the researchers in a structural way for example by organising various workshops and seminars which provide them guidelines to help them to continue and expand their research projects. The department also developed a dynamic grants guide and the former competence management platform has been migrated to a fully integrated research information system which has been implemented at the beginning of 2010. all relevant information on research is visible in a research portal which you can access through our website. The valorisation of research, especially by contract research and also partially by patenting, spin-offs, etc. becomes increasingly important and is certainly a challenge for the future.

fOR mORE INfORmaTION ON RESEaRCH, pLEaSE CONTaCT:

Els Stuyven Els.Stuyven@hogent.be director of the department of Research affairs University College Ghent Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent

SpORTS

University College Ghent has a unique sports centre equipped both for individual training and for competition which our students can use for free. Our sports facilities are located at the Schoonmeersen campus [see page 47] and consist of a 3,000 m² sports hall (equivalent to 6 volleyball or 4 basketball fields), dance facilities, a weight training room and a hall to practise athletics. Outdoor facilities include 3 football pitches, athletic fields and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. Our Sports Services manage the indoor and outdoor sports facilities and related services, and organise an extensive instructional programme including badminton, Zumba dance, tennis, hip-hop, athletics, … Our wide range of sports facilities are open to students, staff and the local community, thus trying to encourage participation in sporting activities at all levels of ability, from beginner to advanced.

International

Relations

INTERNaTIONaL pOLICY

University College Ghent strives to excel in education, research, service provision and practice of the arts. Through the expertise of its staff and graduates and the valorization of its research, University College Ghent is making a valuable contribution to a critical, creative and open society. The internationalisation policy of University College Ghent wants to contribute to the realisation of the above mission of our institution. Our policy is directed towards acquiring, transferring and valorising new knowledge, skills and competencies, both for our students and staff. Our central International Relations division (see page 20) operates as a coordinating unit and stimulates, informs, counsels and supports University College Ghent in its endeavours to shape this objective.

A NETwORk OF SOLID INTERNATIONAL

PARTNERSHIPS We opt for the further development of a structural cooperation and network with privileged European and worldwide higher education institutions and organisations in order to keep up with the

ongoing international evolutions and to answer the challenges of the present multicultural society.

In addition to our institution’s membership of

several institutional networks, each faculty of University College Ghent currently has cooperation agreements with a number of partner institutions, amounting to almost 300 bilateral agreements with institutions from 30 different European countries and about 30 bilateral agreements with institutions and organisations outside of Europe. all our exchange agreements can be consulted both internally and externally through the web- based application moveonline at http:// english.hogent.be/identity_kit/partner_ institutions/

It goes without saying that this extended

network of partners offers plenty of opportunities for student and staff mobility. On a yearly base more than 400 of our students participate in international exchange programmes and we welcome about 200

incoming exchange students at our institution. Every year our staff undertakes about 450 international trips to broaden its international expertise via participation in international conferences, projects, teaching assignments and so on. Strengthening the participation of University College Ghent in national (e.g. University Cooperation for development), European (e.g. Lifelong Learning programme, TEmpUS, Interreg) and international programmes in the coming years is essential to achieve dynamic, innovative and interactive international partnerships. The International Relations division developed, as an important support tool, a web-based and up-to-date grant guide, which helps our staff to explore relevant funding programmes.

INTERNATIONALLY ORIENTED STUDENTS by 2013 University College Ghent wants to integrate an international dimension in the study path of each of our students, which definitely is an asset of high value in their future personal and professional integration in

a diverse and globalising society. This ambition will be achieved through various actions:

- increased study opportunities at our European and non-European partner institutions

- a growing offer of international internships in European and non-European companies, in NGO’s and institutions in developing countries

- the internationalisation of curricula by developing English taught (semester) programmes in each faculty in order to facilitate interaction between flemish and foreign incoming students

- offering a diverse set of Internationalisation@Home experiences and project based activities.

This clear international orientation of University College Ghent is highlighted even more by our participation in Ghent University association, which creates opportunities for a stronger international profile by joint cooperation in fields such as international pR actions and international projects.

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INTERNaTIONaL RELaTIONS dIVISION aT CENTRaL LEVEL

The international relations at University College Ghent are organised at central and at faculty level. The central International Relations division closely cooperates with the International Relations Coordinators in each of the 13 faculties of University College Ghent.

The central International Relations division is run by full-time and specialised staff members who deal with:

Outlining the policy on international cooperation and exchange

follow-up & co-ordination of framework agreements and partnerships

prospecting new funding programmes and co-ordinate project applications

• prospecting new funding programmes and co-ordinate project applications

administrative support & co-ordination of student and teaching staff mobility

development cooperation

follow-up of policy developments and international trends

Support of curriculum development

active participation in international and flemish networks, platforms and organisations regarding the further internationalization of higher education.

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Staff Officer Development Cooperation and European Aid Programmes

Inez.adriaensen@hogent.be + 32 9 243 34 82

Aid Programmes Inez.adriaensen@hogent.be + 32 9 243 34 82 mS bRIGITTE HOYdONCKX E T Exchange Students

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Exchange Students Adviser (outgoing students)

brigitte.Hoydonckx@hogent.be +32 9 243 34 84

Exchange Students Adviser (incoming students)

9 243 34 84 Exchange Students Adviser (incoming students) mS SOfIE TRUWaNT E T Staff Officer

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Staff Officer International Relations outside Europe, Interreg Programme

Sofie.Truwant@hogent.be +32 9 243 34 83

Interreg Programme Sofie.Truwant@hogent.be +32 9 243 34 83 mS KaTHLEEN VaN HEULE E T Staff Officer

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Staff Officer Lifelong Learning Programme & Europe

Kathleen.VanHeule@hogent.be +32 9 243 34 81

INTERNaTIONaL RELaTIONS COORdINaTORS aT faCULTY LEVEL

The International Relations Coordinators at faculty level are responsible for:

Outlining the international policy of their faculty

Coordinating different exchange programmes (student and teacher mobility) within their faculty

developing cooperation initiatives with other partners, both inside and outside Europe.

The contact details of the International Relations Coordinators at faculty level can be found from page 29 to 41).

admISSION REQUIREmENTS

You can only study as an exchange student at University College Ghent if your home institution has a formal bilateral agreement with our institution. This exchange can be part of one of the European educational programmes, such as Erasmus, TEmpUS, EU/Canada and others. as an exchange student you are entitled to a specific statute: as opposed to regular students (see page 22), you remain enrolled at your home institution and you spend only a few months to a full academic year at University College Ghent, free of charge. as an exchange student, you need to apply for admission by completing the online application form. You will be asked to attach a number of additional documents such as the learning agreement, the ECTS transcript of record and an insurance document. Once again, you can only access this online tool if your home institution has a bilateral agreement with University College Ghent. for all detailed information on exchange agreements and procedures, please have a look at our website http://english.hogent.be or feel free to contact the International Relations division at exchange.students@hogent.be.

LaNGUaGE REQUIREmENTS

Exchange students are expected to have and be able to proof sufficient knowledge of English. The official language in flanders is dutch. If you plan to study at University College Ghent, you will need a certain knowledge of dutch in order to fully immerse yourself in student life. an active social life is as much part of the student experience as studying and a great way to meet other people and to explore the marvellous city of Ghent. Therefore University College Ghent offers an elementary course of dutch (80 hours) for exchange students, focusing on practical speaking and listening skills and offering an introduction to flemish culture and social life. The course can be followed either before the start of the semester or during the semester. Registration for this course goes together with the online registration process for exchange students at University College Ghent. Students who attend the course regularly and pass the test at the end are entitled to 5 ECTS credits and receive an official certificate dutch for foreigners-level 1.

REGISTRaTION fEES

as an incoming exchange student you do not have to pay any fees for registration or tuition at the host institution. You only pay the registration fees to your home institution. However, you should take into account that small fees may be charged for other costs, such as insurance, Student Union membership, the use of photocopiers, etc., which are charged to the local students as well. It is, therefore, of vital importance to make an estimate of your budget at a very early stage.

please do not hesitate to contact the central International Relations division with any questions you might have.

CENTRaL INTERNaTIONaL RELaTIONS dIVISION

University College Ghent Kortrijksesteenweg 14 bE-9000 Ghent

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Regular Foreign Students

fOREIGN STUdENTS REGISTRaR

The foreign Students Registrar allows international degree students to apply and enrol as regular student on the basis of their diploma(s) obtained abroad. Enrolling as a regular student entails that you pay the registration fee to the foreign institution and not to the home institution as exchange students do (see page 21). International degree students, moreover, attend an entire study programme abroad and receive their diploma in the country they visit. In other words, international degree students are enrolled at

22 the institution like national students. below you will find the admission requirements international degree students have to fulfil before being able to apply.

degree students have to fulfil before being able to apply. admISSION REQUIREmENTS B ACHELOR ’ S

admISSION REQUIREmENTS

B ACHELOR ’ S DEGREES In order to be

admitted to the first year of the bachelor’s programmes, the foreign candidate holding a foreign diploma must either possess:

an official proof of (level) equivalence with a flemish high school or university diploma/ certificate obtained via the flemish ministry of Education in brussels;

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certificate obtained via the ministry of

Education in the country of origin following

Convention 15 of the Council of Europe, i.e.

a

foreign certificate granting access to

university education in that country. Signatories of this Convention are: austria, belgium, bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, denmark, finland, france, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland,

Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, macedonia, malta, moldova, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, poland, portugal, Romania, Russia, San marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom;

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diploma of higher education, full-time

study;

a bachelor diploma or equivalent;

a master diploma or equivalent.

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Katrien.Vanacker@hogent.be

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Luxemburg: “diplôme de fin d’Etudes

+32 9 243 34 62 Foreign Students Registrar

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secondaires” ou “diplôme de fin d’Etudes secondaires techniques”;

The Netherlands: VWO or mbO 4 or propaedeuse;

france: “diplôme baccalauréat” (min. score of 10/20);

European “baccalauréat diploma” issued by the European Schools in belgium or

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abroad,

 

a

“diplôme du baccalauréat International”,

 

issued by the “Office du baccalauréat International” in Geneva;

 

Germany: “Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife/abitur”;

USa: “High School diploma” with a transcript of records of at least 4 aps;

China: a certificate of academic screening issued by the academic Evaluation Centre of the German Embassy in beijing (apS certificate) + an official proof of (level) equivalence with a flemish diploma of higher education obtained from the flemish ministry of Education in brussels.

a diploma issued by the SHapE school (NaTO.

Students who have a certificate granting access to university education in their country of origin may be granted admission, following the “Convention of the Council of Europe on the equivalence of diplomas leading to admission to universities” (1953).

M ASTER ’ S DEGREES In order to be admitted to a master’s degree, students must either have successfully completed an academic bachelor’s degree in flanders, or the certificate or diploma of their country of origin has to be declared equivalent to an academic bachelor’s degree at University College Ghent. please contact the registrar via registrar@ hogent.be, who will tell you how to apply.

A D vANCED PROGRAMMES Holders of a bachelor’s degree may enrol for an advanced bachelor’s degree, and holders of a master’s degree may enrol for an advanced master’s degree. In both cases, however, enrolment is subject to the study programme or course- related requirements.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REqUIREMENTS In order to be admitted to the music, drama, audio-Visual and fine arts programmes, students have to take an artistic entrance exam.

a C1-level certificate “Effectiveness in the Common European framework” for the study programmes Translation, Interpreting and multilingual Communication or a b2-level certificate “Vantage in the Common European framework” for other study programmes offered at University College Ghent;

Exception: in order to enrol in the bachelor’s and master’s programmes of the faculty of music and of the faculty of fine arts (except for the bachelor of Interior design), students have to pass the entrance exams where the language level will be evaluated.

as a non-native speaker of dutch, you are allowed to stay in belgium during 1 academic year to learn the language. This is considered a preparatory year before starting your actual studies. However, you first (!) have to go through the complete admission procedure and prove that you meet all the requirements mentioned above.

REGISTRaTION fEES

for regular students, the registration fees depend on the type of learning path and on the country of origin.

please do not hesitate to contact the foreign Students Registrar for more details on admission procedures and related documents.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT

foreign Students Registrar Kortrijksesteenweg 14 bE-9000 Ghent

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registrar@hogent.be

LaNGUaGE REQUIREmENTS

T

+32 9 243 34 59

all regular programmes offered at University

f

+32 9 243 34 62

College Ghent are in dutch (except for the

(visits only on Tuesdays and Thursdays

master of music, master of audiovisual arts

after appointment)

and master of Visual arts, see page 29 to 30). Consequently, regular students must have thorough knowledge of dutch before commencing their studies, which they have to prove by submitting:

proof that they have successfully studied for at least one academic year at a dutch speaking high school or university (60 credits);

Study programmes ordered by field of study

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In the following table you will find all the study programmes on offer at University College Ghent ordered by field of study:

1)

The symbol > indicates the

2)

main subjects in the study programme. The second column tells you

3)

whether the study programme of your interest is a professional bachelor’s (pba), an academic bachelor’s (aba), an advanced bachelor’s (adba), a master’s (ma) or an advanced master’s (adma) programme. In the third column you will find a number corresponding to the faculty at which this study programme is organised. The faculties can be found from page 29 to 41.

Important remark: please note that the overview of study programmes on offer might be subject to change. please consult the website http://English. hogent.be for up-to-date information on our study programmes.

appLIEd ENGINEERING aNd TECHNOLOGY applied Engineering: biochemistry applied Engineering: Chemistry applied Engineering: Computer Science applied Engineering: Construction

applied Engineering: Electromechanics applied Engineering: Electronics-ICT applied Engineering: Electronics-ICT

> Electronics Engineering

> ICT

applied Engineering: Electrotechnology

> automation

> Electrical Engineering

applied Engineering: Surveying

applied Engineering: Textile Technology Chemistry

> biochemistry

> Chemistry

> Environmental Technology Electromechanics

> automation

> Electromechanics

> Heating, Ventilation, airconditioning and Cooling fashion Technology Real Estate

> Land Surveying

> Real Estate management Textile Technology Wood Technology

appLIEd LaNGUaGE STUdIES applied Language Studies Interpreting multilingual Communication Translation

appLIEd SOCIaL STUdIES Social Work

> Social and Cultural Work

> Social Work and Human Resources

> Social Work and Legal aid

> Social Work and Social Care Social Work Socio-educational Care Work

aRCHITECTURE Interior design Landscape and Garden architecture Landscape development

bachelor

or

master

faculty

ma

9

aba, ma

9

aba, ma

9

aba, ma

9

aba, ma

9

aba

9

ma

9

ma

9

ma

9

ma

9

ma

9

aba, ma

9

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

pba

10

aba

7

ma

7

ma

7

ma

7

pba

12

pba

12

pba

12

pba

12

ma

12

pba

12

pba

2

pba

8

adba

8

25

26

aRT & dESIGN Visual arts

> fashion

aba, ma

2

> fine art

aba, ma

2

(several paths: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Installation Art, Media Art)

>

Graphic design

aba, ma

2

(several paths: Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Web & Interactive Design, Illustration)

> multimedia design

aba, ma

2

> photography

aba, ma

2

Textiles design audiovisual arts

>

aba, ma

2

> animation film

aba, ma

2

> film

aba, ma

2

bIOTECHNOLOGY

agro- and biotechnology

> animal Care

pba

8

> agriculture

pba

8

> food Technology

pba

8

> Greenery management

pba

8

applied bio-engineering

aba

8

applied bio-engineering: agriculture and Horticulture

> plant and animal production

ma

8

> Tropical plant production

ma

8

> Horticulture

ma

8

applied bio-engineering: food-industry

ma

8

bUSINESS maNaGEmENT

applied Computer Science

pba

3, 4

business administration business administration

aba

6

> accountancy and Taxation

ma

6

> finance and Risk management

ma

6

> management and IT

ma

6

> marketing management

ma

6

Strategic management business management

>

ma

6

> accountancy and Taxation

pba

3, 5

> Environmental management

pba

5

> finance and Insurance

pba

3, 5

> Law

pba

5

> Logistics management

pba

5

> marketing

pba

3, 5

>

SmE-management and Entrepreneurial Studies

pba

3, 5

International business management Office management

adba

5

> business Translation and Interpreting

pba

4

> management assistant

pba

3, 4

>

medical management assistant

pba

4

public administration

aba, ma

6

Taxation

adba

5

EdUCaTION bachelor of Education: preschool Education bachelor of Education: primary Education bachelor of Education: Secondary Education advanced bachelor of Education: Special Education

HEaLTH CaRE

bio-medical Laboratory Technology

> medical Laboratory Technology

> pharmaceutical and biological Laboratory Technology Care management Intensive and Emergency Care Nursing

> Geriatric Nursing

> Hospital Nursing

> paediatric Nursing

> psychiatric Nursing

> Social Nursing

Nutrition and dietetics Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy and audiology

> Speech Therapy

> audiology

mUSIC aNd pERfORmING aRTS drama music

> Composing music

(two paths: Composition and Music Production)

> performing music

(two paths: Classical Music and Jazz/Popular Music)

> music Theory

> musical Instrument Construction

> music Education Soloist Contemporary music

pba

11

pba

11

pba

11

adba

11

pba

13

pba

13

adba

13

adba

13

pba

13

pba

13

pba

13

pba

13

pba

13

pba

13

pba

13

 

27

pba

13

pba

13

aba, ma

2

aba, ma

1

aba, ma

1

aba, ma

1

aba, ma

1

aba, ma

1

adma

1

Study programmes ordered by faculty

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1

faCULTY Of mUSIC

1 faCULTY Of mUSIC The Faculty of Music excels in diversity and is situated in the

The Faculty of Music excels in diversity and is situated in the historical heart of Ghent, nominated in 2009 by the UNESCO as Creative City of Music.

Hoogpoort 64 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://cons.hogent.be Campus Hoogpoort [see page 47] Campus bijloke [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms Els moens international.cons@hogent.be

ACADEMIC BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

mUSIC

> Composing music (two paths: Composition and music production)

> performing music (two paths: Classical music and Jazz/popular music)

> music Theory

> musical Instrument Construction *

> music Education (five paths: Classical music, Jazz/popular music, Composition, music production and music Theory)

MASTERS — 120 ECTS CrEdiTS

mUSIC

> Composing music (two paths: Composition and music production *)

> performing music (two paths: Classical music and Jazz/popular music)

> music Theory

> musical Instrument Construction *

> music Education (five paths: Classical music, Jazz/popular music, Composition, music production and music Theory)

ADvANCED MASTER — 120 ECTS CrEdiTS

SOLOIST CONTEmpORaRY mUSIC

MUSIC TEACHER TRAINING — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

* unique in flanders

The master of music, Composing music (two paths: Composition and music production) and the master of music, performing music (two paths: Classical music and Jazz/popular music) are lectured both in English and in dutch. all other courses are in dutch.

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2

faCULTY Of fINE aRTS

2 faCULTY Of fINE aRTS In addition to 30 being imbedded in this artistically rich environment,

In addition to

30 being imbedded in this artistically rich environment, the Faculty of Fine Arts is itself a cultural actor, organizing exhibitions, festivals, weekly lectures and film presentations, and co-producing the international art magazine, A Prior.

Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2 bE-9000 Ghent belgium www.kask.be/index.php?/english Campus bijloke [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator mr Jan de Jonckheere international.kask@hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

INTERIOR dESIGN

ACADEMIC BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

VISUaL aRTS

> fashion

> fine art (several paths: painting, Sculpture, drawing, Installation art, media art)

> Graphic design (several paths: Graphic arts, Graphic design, Web & Interactive design, Illustration)

> multimedia design

> photography

> Textiles design

aUdIOVISUaL aRTS

> animation film

> film

dRama

MASTERS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

VISUaL aRTS

> fashion

> fine art (several paths: painting, Sculpture, drawing, Installation art and media art)

> Graphic design (several paths: Graphic arts, Graphic design, Web & Interactive design and Illustration)

> multimedia design

> photography

> Textiles design

aUdIOVISUaL aRTS

> animation film

> film

dRama

TEACHER TRAINING IN AUDIOvISUAL ARTS AND vISUAL ARTS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

TEACHER TRAINING IN DRAMA — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

The master of Visual arts and the master of audiovisual arts are lectured both in English and in dutch. all other courses are in dutch.

3

faCULTY Of appLIEd bUSINESS aNd ICT (CampUS aaLST)

3 faCULTY Of appLIEd bUSINESS aNd ICT (CampUS aaLST) Our small-scale and student- loving faculty has

Our small-scale and student- loving faculty has plenty of modern facilities. The brand new campus is centrally located in a cosy college city.

arbeidstraat 14 bE-9300 aalst belgium http://best.hogent.be International Relations Coordinator ms Grietje de Graeve international.best@hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd COmpUTER SCIENCE bUSINESS maNaGEmENT

> accountancy and Taxation

> finance and Insurance

> marketing

> SmE-management and Entrepreneurial Studies

OffICE maNaGEmENT

> management assistant

all courses are in dutch.

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4

faCULTY Of bUSINESS INfORmaTION aNd ICT

4 faCULTY Of bUSINESS INfORmaTION aNd ICT 32 The Faculty of Business Information and ICT offers

32

The Faculty

of Business

Information

and ICT

offers a

unique

combination

of language

studies

and ICT.

Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://binf.hogent.be Campus Schoonmeersen, b building [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator mr Geert baekelandt international.binf@hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd COmpUTER SCIENCE OffICE maNaGEmENT

> business Translation and Interpreting

> management assistant

> medical management assistant

all courses are in dutch, except for the international business, Languages and IT Services programme, which is entirely in English (see page 42).

5

faCULTY Of appLIEd bUSINESS

5 faCULTY Of appLIEd bUSINESS Our faculty offers a range of English-taught courses which are open

Our faculty offers a range of English-taught courses which are open to all students (international and regular students).

Henleykaai 84 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://bmer.hogent.be Campus mercator [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms fabienne mornie international.appliedbusiness@ hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

bUSINESS maNaGEmENT

> accountancy and Taxation

> Environmental management

> finance and Insurance

> Law

> Logistics management

> marketing

> SmE-management and Entrepreneurial Studies

ADvANCED BACHELORS, 60 ECTS CREDITS

INTERNaTIONaL bUSINESS maNaGEmENT

TaXaTION

all courses are in dutch, except for the International programme for business Studies, which is entirely in English (see page 42).

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6

faCULTY Of bUSINESS admINISTRaTION aNd pUbLIC admINISTRaTION

faCULTY Of bUSINESS admINISTRaTION aNd pUbLIC admINISTRaTION 34 The faculty founded the centre for entrepreneurship,

34 The faculty founded the centre for entrepreneurship, where students can come into contact with young entrepreneurs and acquire practical insight into entrepreneurship.

Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://habe.hogent.be Campus Schoonmeersen, C building [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms Véronique L’Ecluse mr Nick provoost international.businessandpublicadmin @hogent.be

ACADEMIC BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

bUSINESS admINISTRaTION pUbLIC admINISTRaTION *

MASTERS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

bUSINESS admINISTRaTION

> accountancy and Taxation

> finance and Risk management

> management and IT

> marketing management

> Strategic management

pUbLIC admINISTRaTION *

TEACHER TRAINING IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

TEACHER TRAINING IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

* Unique in flanders

all courses are in dutch, except for the International management programme, which is entirely in English (see page 42).

7

faCULTY Of TRaNSLaTION STUdIES

7 faCULTY Of TRaNSLaTION STUdIES The Faculty of Translation Studies can pride itself on being the

The Faculty of Translation Studies can pride itself on being the only Flemish university college that is a member of the European Master’s in Translation network.

Groot-brittanniëlaan 45 bE-9000 Ghent belgium www.hogent.be/vertaalkunde Campus mercator [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms an desmet international.translationstudies@ hogent.be

ACADEMIC BACHELOR — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd LaNGUaGE STUdIES

MASTERS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

INTERpRETING mULTILINGUaL COmmUNICaTION TRaNSLaTION

Languages on offer Czech * Italian English Russian french Spanish German Turkish *

* Unique in flanders

all language courses are taught in the foreign language. The faculty of Translation Studies also offers an International postgraduate programme dutch & Translation (see page 43).

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8

faCULTY Of bIOSCIENCES aNd LaNdSCapE aRCHITECTURE

8 faCULTY Of bIOSCIENCES aNd LaNdSCapE aRCHITECTURE 36 Students of the Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape

36

Students of the Faculty of Biosciences and Landscape Architecture think “green”:

soil, air, water, plants, animals and foods are their subjects of interest.

Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://biot.hogent.be Campus Schoonmeersen, C building [see page 47] Campus melle [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms Lieve Vermeiren international.biot@hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

aGRO- aNd bIOTECHNOLOGY

> animal Care

> agriculture

> food Technology

> Greenery management

LaNdSCapE aNd GaRdEN aRCHITECTURE

ACADEMIC BACHELOR — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd bIO-ENGINEERING

ADvANCED BACHELOR — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

LaNdSCapE dEVELOpmENT

MASTERS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd bIO-ENGINEERING:

aGRICULTURE aNd HORTICULTURE

> plant and animal production

> Tropical plant production

> Horticulture

appLIEd bIO-ENGINEERING:

fOOd-INdUSTRY

all courses are in dutch.

9

faCULTY Of appLIEd ENGINEERING SCIENCES

9 faCULTY Of appLIEd ENGINEERING SCIENCES The academic study programmes of the Faculty of Applied Engineering

The academic study programmes of the Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences can rely on extensive scientific research. The majority of the research projects are situated within the research council set up jointly with Ghent University.

Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://inwe.hogent.be Campus Schoonmeersen, b building [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator mr Ludwig Cardon international.engineering@hogent.be

ACADEMIC BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

CHEmISTRY

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

COmpUTER SCIENCE *

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

CONSTRUCTION

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

ELECTROmECHaNICS

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

ELECTRONICS-ICT

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY *

MASTERS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

bIOCHEmISTRY

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

CHEmISTRY

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

COmpUTER SCIENCE *

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

CONSTRUCTION

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

ELECTROmECHaNICS

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

ELECTRONICS-ICT

> Electronics Engineering

> ICT

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

ELECTROTECHNOLOGY

> automation

> Electrical Engineering

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

SURVEYING

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY *

* Unique in flanders

all courses are in dutch.

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10

faCULTY Of TECHNOLOGY

10 faCULTY Of TECHNOLOGY The Faculty of 38 Technology participates in the worldwide CdIO- initiative, an

The Faculty of

38 Technology participates in the worldwide CdIO- initiative, an innovative educa- tional framework for producing the next generation of technical engineers. Project-based learning plays an important part in each study programme.

Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://tech.hogent.be Campus Schoonmeersen, C building [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms Isabel pieters international.technology@hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

CHEmISTRY

> biochemistry

> Chemistry

> Environmental Technology

ELECTROmECHaNICS - TERmINOLOGIE

> automation

> Electromechanics

> Heating, Ventilation, airconditioning and Cooling

faSHION

TECHNOLOGY *

REaL ESTaTE

> Land Surveying

> Real Estate management

TEXTILE

TECHNOLOGY *

WOOd

TECHNOLOGY *

* Unique in flanders

all courses are in dutch.

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faCULTY Of TEaCHER TRaINING

11 faCULTY Of TEaCHER TRaINING The learning centre of the Faculty of Teacher Training is an

The learning centre of the Faculty of Teacher Training is an impressive resource centre for our students and offers them more than 30.000 publications to consult.

K.L. Ledeganckstraat 8 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://lera.hogent.be Campus Ledeganck [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms Isabelle Joos international.teachertraining@ hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

baCHELOR Of EdUCaTION:

pRESCHOOL EdUCaTION

baCHELOR Of EdUCaTION:

pRImaRY EdUCaTION

baCHELOR Of EdUCaTION:

SECONdaRY EdUCaTION

ADvANCED BACHELOR — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

adVaNCEd baCHELOR Of EdUCaTION:

SpECIaL EdUCaTION

all courses are in dutch, except for the International programme Education- Welfare-Health Care, which is entirely in English (see page 43).

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12

40

faCULTY Of SOCIaL WORK aNd WELfaRE STUdIES

12 40 faCULTY Of SOCIaL WORK aNd WELfaRE STUdIES Students from Socio- Educational Care Work and

Students from Socio- Educational Care Work and Social Work organise a circus event with and for disabled persons.

Schoonmeersstraat 52 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://soag.hogent.be Campus Schoonmeersen, a building [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator ms ann bens international.social.education@ hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

SOCIaL WORK

> Social and Cultural Work

> Social Work and Human Resources

> Social Work and Legal aid

> Social Work and Social Care

SOCIO-EdUCaTIONaL CaRE WORK

MASTER — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

SOCIaL WORK *

* Jointly offered and organised within

Ghent University association.

all courses are in dutch, except for the International programme Education- Welfare-Health Care, which is entirely in English (see page 43).

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faCULTY Of HEaLTH CaRE

13 faCULTY Of HEaLTH CaRE The Faculty of Health Care developed an evaluation system to objectively

The Faculty of Health Care developed an evaluation system to objectively convert the assessment of a trainee into a local or ECTS grade. This system was well received at several European congresses and might be imple- mented in all higher education programmes.

Keramiekstraat 80 bE-9000 Ghent belgium http://vesa.hogent.be Campus Vesalius [see page 47] International Relations Coordinator mr Luc Simoens international.healthcare@hogent.be

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS — 180 ECTS CrEdiTS

bIO-mEdICaL LabORaTORY TECHNOLOGY

> medical Laboratory Technology

> pharmaceutical and biological Laboratory Technology

NURSING

> Geriatric Nursing

> Hospital Nursing

> paediatric Nursing

> psychiatric Nursing

> Social Nursing

NUTRITION

aNd dIETETICS

OCCUpaTIONaL

THERapY

SpEECH THERapY aNd aUdIOLOGY

> audiology

> Speech Therapy

ADvANCED BACHELORS — 60 ECTS CrEdiTS

CaRE maNaGEmENT

INTENSIVE aNd EmERGENCY CaRE

all courses are in dutch, except for the International programme Education- Welfare-Health Care, which is entirely in English (see page 43).

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English offer

SEmESTER pROGRammES

The language of instruction in the following international programmes is English. a high level of competency in English is expected to successfully participate in the programmes. The programmes are particularly organised for foreign exchange students, but regular students can enrol as well, when they fulfil all admission requirements. all course units have been allocated a minimum of 3 ECTS credits. Students can undertake these programmes to obtain ECTS credits. please note that the programmes below do NOT lead to a diploma.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR BUSINESS S TUDIES This international study

42 programme is organised at the faculty of applied business [see page 33]. Every year this international study programme is offered in two semester modules, with a total of 60 ECTS credits. besides 2 compulsory courses (i.e. belgian Culture Studies and Cross Cultural Communication), there is a wide range of optional courses related to management, law, IT and languages. Courses are English taught, with the exception of the (foreign) language classes.

more information can be found at http://bmer. hogent.be/international or you can contact the faculty of applied business.

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME The International management programme (Imp) is organised by the faculty of business administration and public administration [see page 34]. Imp is a set of management courses in English, established to meet the increasing trends of globalisation on management items. It therefore provides students with a comprehensive education in the fields of business administration, Economics, political Science, public administration, management, marketing, finance, ICT and Law. The programme is meant for advanced undergraduate/bachelor and master students and offers courses at bachelor and master level. The Imp is offered in both semesters. Students can choose to come for one semester or they can stay for a whole academic year. They need to take at least 21 ECTS. Students having completed a full semester programme of 30 ECTS will receive a Certificate of the International management programme.

more information can be found at

http://habe.hogent.be or you can contact the faculty

of business administration and public

administration.

BUSINESS, LANGUAGES AND IT SERvICES PROGRAMME (BLITS) The faculty of business Information and ICT [see page 32] offers the International bLITS Study programme yearly in two semester modules. It covers subjects such as languages (English, french, German and Spanish), ICT management, Knowledge Systems, XmL and programming in a network environment. Courses are English taught, with the exception of the foreign language classes.

a brochure containing all information can be

downloaded at: http://binf.hogent.be/pdf/bLITS.pdf

or you can contact the faculty of business Information and ICT.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME EDUCATION – wELFARE – HEALTH C ARE The faculty of Teacher Training, the faculty of Social Work and Welfare Studies and the faculty of Health Care jointly organise the International programme Education-Welfare-Health Care (see page 39 to 41). This programme is offered in two semester modules and aims at offering higher education from an international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and innovative point of view. participation in this curriculum will turn out to be an exciting learning experience and a challenge for further professional and personal development. The programme covers subjects such as special education, issues on social welfare, contemporary education systems, ICT, working in an intercultural context, prevention, social philosophy and ethics, psychology and first aid. Each of the individual course units has 3 ECTS credits.

more information can be found at:

faculty of Teacher training: http://lera.hogent.be/ student/buitenland/erasmus.cfm faculty of Social Work and Welfare studies: http://

soag.hogent.be/soag/faculty-of-social-work-and-

welfare-studies.asp faculty of Health Care: http://english.hogent.be/ education/faculties/vesa.cfm

fULL-TImE STUdY pROGRammES

The following programmes are full-time study programmes of either 60 ECTS credits (1 year) or 120 ECTS credits (2 years). They are organised particularly for regular foreign students. foreign exchange students can, however, also select individual course units from these programmes. The following programmes either lead to a certificate, as is the case with the international postgraduate programmes dutch & Translation and Computer Systems Validation, or to a master’s degree, as is the case with the master of music, the master of fine arts and the master of audiovisual arts.

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INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME DUTCH & TRANSLATION The faculty of Translation Studies [see page 35] offers the International postgraduate programme dutch & Translation, which is a one-year academic programme (60 ECTS credits) offering foreign students the

possibility to study dutch as a foreign language in a very intensive way and at a high level. No previous knowledge of dutch is required. at the same time, the programme gives students a solid introduction to translation and the use of translation tools. On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded the International postgraduate Certificate in dutch & Translation. The study programme consists of three main parts:

dutch courses: 27 ECTS credits, compulsory, taught in dutch

Core courses: 18 ECTS credits, compulsory, taught in English

Electives: 15 ECTS credits, language of instruction depends on the subjects chosen The International postgraduate programme dutch & Translation aims at students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree in languages. The programme is unique in the dutch- speaking area.

all information can be found at http://translationstudies.hogent.be or you can contact the faculty of Translation Studies at vertaalkunde@hogent.be

M ASTER OF M USIC The faculty of music (see page 29) offers the master of music entirely in English. It aims at students holding a bachelor’s degree of music or an equivalent diploma. The master of music is a two-year programme that consists of 120 ECTS credits. Students can choose between two main subjects: performing music (two paths:

Classical music and Jazz/popular music) or Composing music ( two paths: Composition and music production).

all information can be found at http://cons.hogent. be/nl/opleidingen/english-master or you can contact the faculty of music.

MASTER OF FINE ARTS AND MASTER OF AUDIO v ISUAL A RTS The faculty of fine arts

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> master of fine arts

> master of audiovisual arts

both master’s programmes offer bachelor students in fine arts and audiovisual arts a chance to grow as artists or designers. both programmes consist of 60 ECTS credits and are divided into four segments: the master’s project, a thesis, theoretical seminars and elective courses. Giving your artistic process further direction and substance is central. Students who have completed the three-year bachelor's programme are invited to complete their own master’s project. The substance of this artistic master's project is embedded in a framework of extensive possibilities for reflection, research and consultation. In the master’s programme, the opportunity to make artistic choices within a solid supporting framework is strongly emphasized.

all information can be found at http://www.kask.be/

index.php?/english/english_master_program

can contact the faculty of fine arts [see page XX].

or you

POSTGRADUATE COMPUTER SYSTEMS vALIDATION Computer Systems Validation (CSV) is a postgraduate course organised by the faculty of business Information [see page 32], in cooperation with the Escola Universitaria politécnica de mataró (Spain) and Segalstad Consulting (Norway). This unique study programme is designed for graduated students and active professionals, interested in becoming a successful IT-validation specialist. In the course of two semesters the programme offers 10 different packages (50 ECTS credits in total), such as Information Systems, basic Quality management Systems, project management, IT-framework and Communication. The modules are available in the form of e-learning guidance and distance learning assistance, allowing you to study at your own pace. It is possible to enrol for individual modules. Each completed module will lead to a certificate. If you complete the full course, you will be granted a postgraduate certificate.

a brochure containing all information can be downloaded at: http://binf.hogent.be/pdf/CSVflyer. pdf or you can contact the faculty of business Information and ICT.

Exclusive study programmes

The following 10 study programmes are unique in flanders and only taught at University College Ghent:

in flanders and only taught at University College Ghent: PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS faSHION TECHNOLOGY WOOd TECHNOLOGY

PROFESSIONAL BACHELORS

faSHION TECHNOLOGY

WOOd TECHNOLOGY

TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

ACADEMIC BACHELORS AND MASTERS

appLIEd ENGINEERING: TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY

appLIEd ENGINEERING:

COmpUTER SCIENCE

mUSIC:

> musical Instrument Construction

> music production

pUbLIC admINISTRaTION

TRaNSLaTION STUdIES:

> Czech

> Turkish

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Practical

Information

THE aCadEmIC YEaR

The academic year normally starts on the last monday of September and consists of two semesters of 12 weeks each. In week 13, postponed classes and supervising activities are organised. The autumn semester ends in January, the spring semester ends in may. all courses, course-related activities, work placements, and so on end in may. Each block of 12 weeks is followed by a first examination period (January and June). Students who fail to pass in the first examination period or who obtained bad marks for particular courses, may enrol for the second examination period in September. Some courses are organised on an annual

46 basis with a single examination period in June. for these courses too, a second examination period is held in September. please check with your faculty for possible exceptions.

Our main HOLIdaY pERIOdS are:

Christmas holidays: 2 weeks at the end of december - beginning of January

One week between the first and the second semester

Easter holidays: 2 weeks in april

Summer holidays: 10 weeks, starting in July till the end of September (the second examination period is included here)

an electronic version of the academic calendar can be downloaded here: http://english.hogent.be/ identity_kit/aboutuniversitycollegeghent/ academicyear.cfm

LIVING EXpENSES

according to former visiting students, living expenses in Ghent range from 600 to 800 EUR per month on average, accommodation in a furnished student room included (about 300 EUR/month). Other information relevant for students, such as housing, health care, culture, etc. can be found in Study abroad? Destination Ghent!, a practical guide for students published by the city of Ghent and updated yearly. The electronic version of the brochure can be downloaded at:

http://english.hogent.be/identity_kit/

practicalguideghent/practicalguideghent.cfm

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT CampUSES

CampUS bIJLOKE

Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2 bE-9000 Ghent

> faculty of fine arts

CampUS HOOGpOORT Hoogpoort 64, bE-9000 Ghent

Geraard de duivelstraat 5, bE-9000 Ghent

> faculty of music

CampUS LEdEGaNCK K.L. Ledeganckstraat 8 bE-9000 Ghent

> faculty of Teacher Training

CampUS mELLE brusselsesteenweg 161 bE-9090 melle

> faculty of biosciences and Landscape architecture

CampUS mERCaTOR Henleykaai 84 bE-9000 Ghent

> faculty of applied business

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> faculty of Translation Studies

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CampUS VESaLIUS Keramiekstraat 80 bE-9000 Ghent

> faculty of Health Care

CampUS aaLST (NOT ON THE map) arbeidstraat 14 bE-9300 aalst

> faculty of applied business and ICT

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT IS a mEmbER Of

Ghent University Association

WHaT aRE “aSSOCIaTIONS”?

associations are the result of several changes in higher education in flanders. The decrees concerning universities (1991) and university colleges or hogescholen (1994) shifted more autonomy and responsibility to the institutions, introduced new concepts such as quality assessment and assigned new missions to the university colleges. after signing the bologna declaration in 1999, the flemish minister for Education started a process to reform the flemish higher education system. On 4 april 2003, the flemish parliament adopted the decree concerning the restructuring of higher education in flanders

48 (the bachelor/master structure). One result of this transformation process is the official cooperation between a university and one or more university colleges in what is called an “association”. Ghent University association is one of the five flemish associations and encloses four institutions (see below).

GHENT UNIVERSITY aSSOCIaTION

Established 29 april 2003

four partners:

Ghent University (Universiteit Gent )

University College Ghent (Hogeschool Gent)

aImS aNd mISSION

The main aim of an association is to improve the cooperation between its members. Education and research are the key points of interest, but a fair amount of attention and effort goes to fields such as quality assurance, accreditation of prior learning, student facilities, internationalisation and infrastructure as well.

The partners of “Ghent University association” combine forces with respect to education, research (including the development of the arts), services, infrastructure and student- related facilities. The main areas of mutual interest and close collaboration are:

Streamlining opportunities in education

facilitating learning paths between its members

Student and teacher mobility

Joining staff, expertise and funds in common fields of research and services

Quality assessment

Common student-related facilities (housing, catering, student counselling, etc.)

Infrastructure, incl. information technology

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CONTaCT INfORmaTION:

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65,000 students (28% of the total student population)

9,000 staff members

200 study programmes (bachelor’s and master’s programmes), 160 postgraduate programmes

services, applied and fundamental research in all relevant fields

campuses in Ghent, aalst, bruges, Kortrijk and Ostend (provinces of East and West flanders)

in all relevant fields • campuses in Ghent, aalst, bruges, Kortrijk and Ostend (provinces of East

COLOpHON

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT

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International Relations Division

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exchange.students@hogent.be

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