Terms A-Z

This glossary contains definitions of the terms from the topic areas Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and is regularly updated. The glossary terms are alphabetically ordered.


An apprentice is someone who is undergoing training under the dual system in a recognized training occupation based on a training contract in accordance with the Vocational Training Act. Apprentices learn on the job or in company/intercompany training centres and simultaneously attend part-time vocational school (dual system).