Katholieke Hogeschool Vives Noord
The Katholieke Hogeschool Vives Noord (Catholic College Vives North) is a college for higher education in Belgium which was founded in the 1990s. It is the result of a merger between two colleges from Ostend and three colleges from Bruges. Until September 2013, the college was called 'Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende'. As from 2013, the college was renamed 'Vives Noord' (North), while the other Catholic college in West-Flanders, Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen which is located in the southern part of the province, was renamed 'Vives Zuid' (South).
In Ostend, there are curricula for bachelors and masters in engineering. The professional bachelors are on avionics, chemistry, electronics, ICT and mechanics. The master programmes are on civil engineering, mechanics, electronics and ICT.
At the department of healthcare, there are programmes in midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology. At the department of education, there are programmes for a degree in early childhood education, primary school teacher and secondary school teacher. At the department of economics, there are programmes in management, hotel management and tourism.