Belgium - Introduction

country: Belgium

Tertiary education encompasses university education, non-university higher education organised in the hautes écoles, and artistic higher education organised in the art colleges and architecture colleges. Tertiary education studies may be either short-type (three or four years) or long-type (four or five years). Both types are offered in the hautes écolesand art colleges, whereas the universities and architecture colleges offer only long-type studies. Long-type tertiary education closely resembles university education in both character and level.

The mission of tertiary education as a whole includes the provision of adult and continuing education and services to the community, in particular, by collaborating with the education sector (relations with secondary education) and with the social, economic, and cultural spheres.

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Date: 2009
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