International research

Knowledge is universal. Challenges in the work field and in practice are often similar in various countries. That is why we believe in the importance of internationalising research. This means that we strive for international contacts between lecturers, researchers and students, and focus on the mobility of knowledge and data.

Many of our studies are part of international collaborations, via the Erasmus+ programme, VLIR-UOS, ESF, Horizon 2020 and Interreg, such as:

  • CoCOS, financed by Erasmus+, coordinated by Artevelde University College

The goal of the CoCOS project is to develop, test and evaluate open source methods and tools for co-creating course content, and to disseminate our intellectual outputs on the European level. To reach this goal, we work together with experienced consortium partners: Ljudska Univerza Velenje (Slovenia), The National Training Centre (Bulgaria), Jaitek Technology and Training (Spain), Foundation Knowledge Centre Pro Work (The Netherlands) and Ghent University (Belgium).

  • DWELL. Diabetes and WELLbeing, financed by Interreg 2 Seas

In the DWELL project (Diabetes and WELLbeing), eight partners from the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and France are working together to develop an approach to deal with type 2
diabetes
. The programme will enable 1,000 patients with type 2 diabetes to gain access to tailored support so that they can manage their own condition and thus improve their well-being.

  • ProuD!, co-financing and collaboration with Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki (Finland)

In this study, our goal consisted of gaining insights and developing concrete methods to use pedagogical documentation in the process of collegial learning. Information was gathered both in Belgium and in Finland. Building on the results from three research phases, a ProuD! toolbox was developed, which can be used within an organisation and across organisations, and which can be accessed in Dutch, English and Finnish.

  • Berchem Creatives, financed by the ESF, in collaboration with Creative Cities and EOI Business School, Madrid (Spain)

The European Social Fund invests in innovative projects that address social challenges in the labour market, and that is exactly what Berchem Creatives is. The initiative helps creative starters with diverse backgrounds to set up a business in the Antwerp suburb of Berchem, following the example of similar initiatives in Europe. Within this project, Artevelde University College is developing a ‘social suburban start-up guide’ to stimulate creative entrepreneurship and social integration.