PXL University of Applied Sciences is a dynamic and vibrant organisation where we create a centre of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. With approximately 10,000 students and 1,000 staff members, PXL is a mid-size Flemish higher education provider. PXL offers both graduate programmes and professional bachelor programmes within the departments of Business, Education, Healthcare, Digital, Media & Tourism, Music, Social Work and Green & Tech. Master programmes are also offered within the PXL-MAD school of arts.
The vision of PXL is summarized as the X-factor. The X-factor integrates entrepreneurship & innovation, empathy & passion, (inter)national networking and (multi)disciplinary expertise. We want all students and employees to develop their X-factor in the best way possible.
PXL University College has 7 Centres of Expertise for research & development. The centres involved in this project are PXL Smart ICT and PXL Educational Innovation. Our Centres of Expertise carry out practice-oriented research, organise training and courses, disseminate results in practice and provide advice to companies and institutions. We deliver result-oriented, qualitative work within an agreed framework.
PXL Centre of expertise: Educational Innovation
The Centre of Educational Innovation sets out beacons for tomorrow’s education and is committed to practice-oriented scientific research and services, that lead to real innovation in educational practices. The team is led by our head of Educational Innovation, Wouter Hustinx, and consists of … researchers. The research within this centre, focuses mainly on three fields: (1) sports and coaching, (2) language in learning and (3) learning in a digital world.
PXL Centre of Expertise: Smart ICT
The Centre of Expertise Smart ICT combines knowhow in soft- and hardware. The team is led by Steven Palmaers and consists of 24 researchers. Smart ICT is mainly active in 3 fields: (1) Virtual and Augmented Reality, (2) Artificial Intelligence and (3) Internet of Things. Expertise in the development of apps and web apps is also available, as well as User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design.