Thomas Kempen University, Belgium
Thomas More Kempen University (formerly Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen) is a University with eleven departments and more than 6,400 students. Thomas More Kempen University has always been an impulse for regional development in the Kempen, a dynamic region in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.
The university college in its present form was founded in 1995, when six institutes of higher education in the Kempen region merged. Each of those predecessors, however, boast a reputation going back more than half a century.
In 2002 Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen formed an association with the Catholic University of Leuven, 11 other Hogescholen and the Catholic University of Brussels. Together, its partners have more than 70,000 students in 23 cities across Flanders.
Katholieke Hogeschool Kempen participates in ERASMUS , as well as in Leonardo and Tempus projects involving both student and teacher mobility, pilot projects and curriculum development. There is also an active participation in development projects (via the KULeuven association) and in ERASMUS BELGICA, the exchange programme for the different language communities in Belgium. KHKempen University College co-finances all these projects.
Thomas More Kempen University maintains excellent connections with business and industry of the Kempen region and beyond, especially small and medium-sized enterprises.
The eleven KHKempen departments are spread over the Kempen, the region in the North of Belgium, east of Antwerp.
Six of those departments, with roughly 4,000 students, form campus Geel in the city of Geel. Three more KHKempen departments are located at campus Turnhout. The two other campuses are situated in Lier and Vorselaar. All four locations are small cities in a rural setting but with always something going on. Moreover, if you want to, you can easily go to Antwerp, Brussels, Leuven or any other place by public transport to get a taste of our historic places, recreational facilities and other places of interest.