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Education in Portugal

Map of Portugal Schools,Colleges and Universities

Portugal Education has always been a major concern of the Portuguese society. Education had been introduced in the country even before its independence in the 12th century.
Initially the several cathedral, monastic and parish schools were the only source of education in Portugal. Later on after the establishment of primary and secondary schools the area of education expanded.

University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the world, was established in 1290. Since 1911 Portugal Education has been made compulsory.

Structure of Education System in Portugal
The structure of the education system in Portugal can be classified into the following categories:

School Education
School education can be classified as:

Basic Education
Basic education provided in schools continues for 8 years and are divided into certain stages. After completion of 3 years course a Certificate or Diploma is awarded.

Secondary Education
The secondary education is given over 3 years. It is provided at all private, public and cooperative schools. The courses are available in two types: general and technical or vocational education.

Higher Education – the higher education can be classified as:
  • University Education
  • Polytechnic Education

Subjects of Portugal Education
The subjects that are provided in school education and higher education include subjects like English, History, Geography, Philosophy, Sciences, Art and Mathematics. There are several universities and institutes that specialize in Psychology, Management, Anthropology, Economics and all.

Universities of Coimbra, Lisbon, Porto, Evora, Algarve and Aveiro are some of the top universities in the country.


List of Schools, Colleges and Universities in Portugal

Universidade do Porto Universidade da Beira Interior
 Universidade de Coimbra Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa Universidade da Madeira
Universidade do Minho Universidade dos Açores
Universidade de Aveiro Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa  Universidade Fernando Pessoa
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
FUNDAÇÃO POLITÉCNICO DO PORTO   Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Universidade do Algarve  Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
Universidade de Évora  Instituto Politécnico de Viseu

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