Tertiary education, also referred to as third stage, third level, and post-secondary education, is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education, such as a high school, secondary school, or gymnasium. Higher education is normally taken to include undergraduate and postgraduate education, while vocational education and training beyond secondary education is known as further education in the United Kingdom, or continuing education in the United States.
Colleges, universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics are the main institutions that provide tertiary education for (sometimes known collectively as tertiary institutions). Tertiary education generally culminates in the receipt of certificates, diplomas,or academic degrees.
COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON ENSURING THE FUTURE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE ON TERTIARY EDUCATION
Oct 22, 2010; BRUSSELS, Oct. 19 -- The European Union's European Council issued the following press release: The Council of 14 May 2008 invited...