Profile of the university

We go all out for Drive, Connection and Innovation!

VIVES is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Flanders and Belgium with a varied educational offer on five different locations. We offer the following assets:

VIVES excels in person-oriented education and student guidance.
VIVES is a warm university of applied sciences where it is nice to take classes. There is little distance between teachers and students. This allows you to fully develop your talents in a casual atmosphere. We also have a well-developed student guidance and a dynamic Student Affairs service.
VIVES is a league leader in distance education.
VIVES has strongly developed the distance education. An ideal formula for those who wish to combine work or family and studies or for those who live further away from campus.
VIVES offers some unique study programmes.
VIVES offers some study programmes that you can take nowhere else in Flanders. For example, we are the only institution that offers a bachelor’s degree in aviation with courses such as aspiring airline pilot, aviation technology and specialisations like drones. Also our study programme of wellbeing and vitality management and our English bachelor’s programme
VIVES excels in innovation.
Education does not stand still. Every day we try to shape the education of tomorrow. Education, practical experiences and research are all interconnected.
Did you know that VIVES…
  • has an actual ‘Makerspace’ where you can use a 3D-printer or wield a lasercutter?
  • runs a Care Lab, where all the nursing subject programmes cooperate interprofessionally within the walls of the school but together with the professional external partners and institutions?
  • has several simulation laboratories with high-tech robots?
  • possesses the biggest ‘board game’ archive in the world?


Xaverianenstraat 10
8200 Bruges


+32 (0)56 27 05 76

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Jonas Christiaen
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