Development of vision and policy at the institutional level


Authentic Education model

PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts 

For several years, PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts has been investing heavily in the expansion of its contacts with the professional field in which graduates will end up. The investments are prompted by a variety of reasons, such as staff development, expansion of practice-oriented research, gearing our programmes to the needs of the professional field, innovation of the programme, et cetera. Furthermore, our contacts with the professional field are substantiated in various ways, from study days, company visits, the provision of lecturers and guest speakers who are active in the field in a professional capacity, ties with alumni, professional field committees, networking in the purview of work placements or projects, projects on behalf of and/or with the professional field, work placements, to completing bachelor’s theses. Practical integration also plays a key part in the educational philosophy of the university.


Growth Path towards Co-creation 

Odisee University of Applied Sciences

Within Odisee University of Applied Sciences, co-creation and co-creation competencies form part of the solution to the complex issues of a VUCA world. This principle is anchored in its Vision 2027 and in the Institution-wide Framework for Curriculum Construction. In relation to the fourth design principle in this framework, “Actively learning in authentic and co-creative contexts”, the institution explicitly states that all its programmes must embed a growth path and a progressive pursuit of co-creation in their curricula.