University of applied sciences

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from University of Applied Sciences)
Jump to: navigation, search

University of applied sciences is a common English-language name for the institutions of higher education in several European countries which are designed with a focus on vocational degrees, especially in engineering, business, and health professions. Similarly to the universities, they provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education as well as grant academic degrees, but do not award doctoral degrees.

  • Ammattikorkeakoulu (Swedish: yrkeshögskola), the term for a university of applied sciences in Finland
  • Fachhochschule, the term for a university of applied sciences in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • Hogeschool, the term for a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands and Flanders

See also[edit]