Professional Higher Education in Europe: state of the art and emerging trends

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Author(s)Marek Frankowicz

We observe two trends in professional higher education (PHE). On one hand, some institutions are trying to become more academic, while other insist on what differentiates them from traditional universities. PHE is at the crossroads of academic HE and higher vocational education and training (VET), it can offer bridges between them for a more consistent European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Reckoning the importance of PHE and its changing features, the HAPHE project tries to harmonise approaches to professional higher education in Europe, strengthen PHE, enhance its quality and raise awareness on its importance. The project already produced the most extensive PHE survey to date, the profile of PHE in 15 countries, a collection of good practices, a definition and a mapping of PHE:


CategoriesMission of PHE » Representation, HAPHE