The Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen or the University College West Flanders (in English) commonly known as HOWEST, is located in the West-Flanders province, in Belgium. In the year 1995, University College West-Flanders came into existence as a single autonomous Higher Education Institution because of a merger of six prominent institutions of higher education in Flanders. Since, then the university has gained a lot of appreciation for its quality education as is now one of the leading higher education institutions of the province HOWEST has a growing international reputation. Howest links to industry and other outside bodies are also expanding. Howest continues to attract the best available academic staff and to modify and develop its curriculum to include new areas of knowledge and to meet the changing needs of modern day education system. Howest is famous for its modern day education system. Most of the courses which are running in Howest are professional courses. Howest offers Bachelor degrees in Company management, Communication management, Journalism, Network economy, office management, Tourism and recreation management, Biomedical laboratory technology, Digital Arts and Entertainment, Energy management, Multimedia and communication, Industrial product design, Applied informatics, occupational therapy, applied psychology, applied health sciences etc. Howest is open to international students and is developing its course offer in English language. Howest has collaborated with different University of European, American and Asian countries like Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Korea, Spain, Sweden etc. Univeristy College West Flanders or the Howest is now running successfully with over 6000 students with more than 23 Bachelor degrees covering a wide range of disciplines. Howest consists of about five campuses situated in Bruges and Kortrijk regions. Howest is known for its quality of education and the natural scenic beauty of its campuses. Howest University College has partnered with a large number of industries and institutes round the globe. Some of the major companies with which Howest is working now are Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Intel, Sun microsystems, Digipen, Stanford University, Patrimonio Nacional, Louvre, Riga Technical University etc. 99% of the research projects in Howest is done in collaboration wth industries. Since, 1998 Howest has raised over 100 million Euro for its research projects from European, Federal and Flemish funding’s.