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Tertiary education (ISCED levels 5 to 8)

Definition
Tertiary education builds on secondary education, providing learning activities in specialised fields of education. It aims at learning at a high level of complexity and specialisation. Tertiary education includes what is commonly understood as academic education but also includes advanced vocational or professional education.
Source Definition
ISCED 2011

Enseignement supérieur (niveaux 5 à 8 de la CITE)

Définition
Enseignement supérieur complète l’enseignement secondaire et offre des activités d’apprentissage dans des domaines d’études spécialisés. Il vise un apprentissage à un niveau élevé de complexité et de spécialisation. L’enseignement supérieur comprend ce que l’on qualifie habituellement d’enseignement académique, mais il comprend également l’enseignement professionnel avancé.
Source de la définition
CITE 2011

Educación terciaria (niveles CINE 5 a 8)

Definición
Educación terciaria refuerza los conocimientos impartidos en la enseñanza secundaria proporcionando actividades de aprendizaje en campos especializados de la educación. Su objetivo es desarrollar el aprendizaje a un alto nivel de complejidad y especialización. La educación terciaria incluye lo que habitualmente se conoce como educación académica, si bien también considera la educación vocacional o profesional avanzada.
Fuente(s) de la definición
CINE 2011