What is Global Minds?

Currently there are 13 Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts (UASA) in Flanders, responsible for organizing practice-oriented bachelor’s programmes and programmes in the Arts. These UASAs joined forces from 2017-2021 in the Global Minds programme of VLIRUOS.

This project stimulates the Development Cooperation and Capacity Building among UASAs. UASAs already have a clear focus on practice-oriented research and education and entrepreneurship, all of which is often very relevant for (development in) the Global South. Institutions in the South with a similar role and mission as Belgian UCs are essential to provide the basic bachelor’s education in order to foster the growth of a middle class.

The UASAs aim to establish networks and cooperation with HEIs in the Partner Countries which offers profession-oriented education.