In our current, rapidly changing society theoretical knowledge is becoming less important than the skills and attitudes necessary to acquire this knowledge quickly and efficiently. Independence, competencies, creativity, a critical eye and problem-solving skills are qualities that are growing in importance. Since formal lectures are no longer the most appropriate educational tools to pass on such skills, University College Ghent is evolving towards competence-based education peppered with interactive working methods.
University College Ghent guarantees an excellent level of education and provides all its students with optimal didactic support, quality study tools and adequate infrastructural facilities.
University College Ghent guides and coaches its students throughout their course of study in order to optimize their chances of graduating. Its student and learning path advisors guarantee flexible learning possibilities and individual support throughout the course of their study. The purposeful use of education technology facilitates the participation of new target groups such as working people and lateral-entry students.
University College Ghent focuses on the direct employability of its graduates. It explicitly provides for various practice-oriented learning experiences in its curricula and stimulates its students to be enterprising and creative. It pays ample attention to research abilities and research attitude.
University College Ghent offers strong and context-rich learning environments which support and optimize the learning process of its students. By gradually reducing the supportive aspect in the student’s learning process throughout his course of study, the university college imparts to its students the ability to learn independently, to self-reflect, to self-organise and to think critically.
University College Ghent integrates international experiences in all its courses, so that its graduates can function in a globalised society. It attracts foreign guest lecturers and integrates the use of foreign languages without jeopardising the Dutch character of its education. It develops non-Dutch further study possibilities in collaboration with European partners and organises international modules that are open to both foreign and Flemish students. The university college stimulates lecturer and student mobility to and from partners from privileged partnerships and networks.