KDG Community

Case: Karel de Grote Hogeschool

The Karel de Grote Hogeschool is a Catholic university of applied sciences in Antwerp with more than 13,000 students, both international and Belgian students. KDG asked us to think along about improving the pre- and onboarding of international students. Read more below.


KdG faced the challenge of onboarding its new international students in an easy way and putting them in touch with a suitable buddy. 


KdG has launched its own community for its students where: 

Why Joinby?

The reasons why KdG chose Joinby:


Concrete results of KdG:

In the media

Read the article about the launch of the KdG student community to stimulate encounters between students

KDG launches news

Solutions for

Student services

Improve student well-being at your school by offering your own place for students to connect with like-minded people

International office

Connect international students with existing students immediately after registration, for a warm welcome on campus. 

Student recruitment

A sollution for 'summer melt'. Connect enrolled students to existing students and to their new classmates.



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