VIVES University College



VIVES University College is the result of the cooperation between KATHO, with campuses in Kortrijk, Roeselare, Tielt, Torhout and KHBO, with campuses in Brugge and Oostende. At this moment, mergers in the field of higher education are a common trend in Flanders. With approximately 13,000 students, VIVES is the biggest university college in Flanders.

You will notice the change of names on the internet and in our email addresses. As to the Erasmus ID-codes from the academic year 2013/14 onwards, this change will not have any effect. The campuses Kortrijk, Roeselare, Tielt and Torhout are keeping the Erasmus ID-code B  KORTRIJ01, whereas the campuses of Brugge and Oostende are keeping the Erasmus ID-code B BRUGGE11.

VIVES University College, with its modern and competence-based higher education, its innovative practical research, and its services provided to society, offers an adequate response to today’s and tomorrow’s social challenges. VIVES is an appreciative, friendly, and people-oriented university college which concentrates on professionally oriented Bachelor Degrees and Associate Degrees. In doing so the university college ensures that its students contribute to the globalised world both as human beings and as professionals.

VIVES is fully and actively committed to the development of competences. Students are given every opportunity to work on their future. Design Your Future as the university college’s baseline underlines this. VIVES believes it is important for its staff members to do their jobs with enthusiasm. That’s why the university college offers them extensive opportunities to develop and spread their expertise.

VIVES opts to give centre stage to responsibility and ownership, and appreciation and respect for each individual. Sustainability is another important commitment for VIVES. VIVES aims to be a trendsetter in higher professional education through innovation.