Karel de Grote University College

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Karel de Grote Hogeschool is a catholic university college that has over 11000 enrolled students and that employs about 1000 staff members. This makes us the largest university college in Antwerp and the second largest in Flanders.

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Mission, vision and values


Karel de Grote University College (KdG) supports sustainable development: for students, staff and society.

In mutual interaction, based upon an inviting learning, living and working environment. To always get the best out of everyone, and to strive for excellence together.

Driven by values, inspired by Christian principles, open to other ideologies.


Karel de Grote University College (KdG) creates challenging and motivating tailor-made learning contexts. For anyone who wants to develop into a professional with personality.

We educate and guide our students so they discover and develop their talents, and acquire the necessary competences to deliver a contribution to society. Self-conscious, with a sense of responsibility and valued by society.

We encourage our staff to continue to grow both on a personal and professional level.

KdG is a versatile organization. We think ahead and have a feel for the dynamics of a rapidly changing global context. We share knowledge and invest in strong collaborations with our partners: thanks to these interactions and made-to-measure solutions our university college excels and innovates in (art) education, practice-oriented research and services.


As a value-driven organisation we opt for:

  • student-oriented actions
  • achieving results
  • collaborating in confidence
  • committing ourselves to a better world
  • sustainable innovation.