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In today’s knowledge-driven global economy, tertiary education is more important than ever to help countries achieve their economic and social goals. Education authorities from around the world will meet at an OECD conference Lisbon on 3-4 April 2008.
Portugal will need to invest more over the long term in its universities and other post-secondary institutions if it wants to raise attainment levels to standards similar to those of other European countries.
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This report was prepared by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education as an input to the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
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A estrutura etária da população portuguesa, segundo os resultados provisórios do censo 2001, caracteriza-se por um predomínio dos grupos etários correspondentes à população activa, embora se verifique um aumento do peso da população com mais de 65 anos (13,6% em 1991, face a 16,44% em 2001) e uma diminuição do peso dos jovens (20% em 1991 face a 16,03% em 2001 do grupo dos 0-14 anos).
Ao longo de toda a primeira metade do século XX, a
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This activity gathers information about qualification systems in participating countries; examines the impact of different qualification policies on lifelong learning; and helps countries to share know-how and policy experience gained from recent reforms and adjustments of qualification systems.
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The main purpose of the thematic review on adult learning is to understand adults’ access and participation in education and training and to enhance policies and approaches to increase incentives for adults to undertake learning activities in OECD countries.
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Twelve countries participated in this review, which provided a cross-national perspective on themes of common interest and growing importance regarding the first years of tertiary education. This report, prepared by the review team, regards the study of this Portugal.
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The OECD Thematic Review of the Transition from Initial Education to Working Life describes how young people's transition to work changed during the 1990s. This is a country report about Portugal.