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.

Institution of higher education

"Institution of higher education" is the general term used for different academic institutions, including those with a practical and artistic focus, that are engaged in training and the promotion of the sciences and arts through research and teaching. Institutions of higher education include universities, colleges of art and music, universities of applied sciences and colleges of public administration.