Germany - Introduction

country: Germany

The tertiary sector includes, first and foremost, the various different types of institution of higher education and, to a limited extent, establishments outside the higher education system. Thus, in addition to institutions of higher education, some Länder also have Berufsakademien, which offer an alternative to higher education in the form of courses qualifying to practise a profession for those who have completed the upper level of secondary education and gained a higher education entrance qualification. According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), the Fachschulen, the Fachakademienin Bayern and the two- and three-year schools in the health sector are also part of the tertiary sector.

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Date: 2009
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