Resourcing Higher Education in Portugal

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The report on Resourcing Higher Education in Portugal is part of a series of publications produced by the OECD's Resourcing Higher Education Project. This project has sought to develop a shared knowledge base for OECD member and partner countries on effective policies for higher education resourcing through system-specific and comparative policy analysis. The review of resourcing in Portugal focuses on options for reform of the core public funding model for higher education institutions in Portugal, the strategic steering and funding of the future development of the public higher education system and the resourcing of policies to support widened access to higher education. Based on analysis and comparison of the current approach to higher education resourcing, the review provides recommendations to support future refinement of policies.


Patterns and trends in Portugal’s higher education system

This chapter provides a broad overview of the main features and trends that characterise Portugal’s higher education system, setting the context for the discussion in the subsequent chapters, which focuses on different aspects of higher education resourcing policy. The chapter starts with an overview of the higher education landscape in Portugal, before analysing current demand for higher education along socio-economic, demographic and territorial lines. The chapter then examines the effect of demographic and economic trends on projected future demand for higher education and advanced skills.



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