Title: Higher Education in Portugal: From expansion to quality assessment
Authors: Reis, Carlos Francisco de Sousa 
Formosinho, Maria das Dores 
Lobo, Cristina Costa 
Keywords: Higher education;Portuguese;quality assurance system
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: After presenting a brief description of the Portuguese higher education evolution, since 1974 to the present day, and providing the indispensable legal framework, we discuss its structure, highlighting the actual binary nature that includes universities and polytechnics, public and private. Crucial statistics about the subsystems and the actual study programmes are also given. Finally we present the Portuguese Agency (a.k.a. A3ES) responsible for the assessment and accreditation of the study programmes imparted by Portuguese HEIS. An overview of the work carried out so far by the Agency and its assessment model is also presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/45669
ISSN: 2146-7374
Rights: openAccess
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