Howest wants to be a leading actor in the higher education landscape. Anticipating the future is the leitmotiv and the drive. As knowledge centre, Howest wants to strategically anticipate and respond to the needs of society in general and the broad work field. To that end, Howest creates future-oriented study programmes and consciously opts for new profiles. In this way, Howest contributes to turning the brain drain in West-Flanders into a brain gain.