Higher Education System - overview

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Turkey - higher education system

The flag of Turkey is a red flag with a white crescent moon and a star in its centre
Country: Turkey
Population (mln): 74,72
Official language/s: Turkish
Internet TLD: .tr
Calling code: +90
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): N/A
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 17,6
Country codes in education system: TR
Expected duration of education (years): 14,4

Tertiary education system in Turkey covers all institutions implementing at least two year programs after secondary education. Higher education system consists of universities, high technology institutes, higher vocational schools and other off-university higher education institutions (higher police and military schools and academies) (ISCED 5A, 5B ve 6 levels). Most of the higher education institutions are public institutions and rest of them are private (foundation) institutions.

Universities consist of full time four-five-six-year faculties that lead to bachelor's degree and vocational education based four year higher schools, two-year higher vocational schools with completely vocationally oriented education leading to associate degrees and institutes (graduate schools) that execute graduate programs. Also higher vocational schools can be founded independently. Besides Anadolu University in Eskişehir has associate degree programs and bachelor’s degree programs that conduct education via distant education. Currently there are 168 universities 103 of which are public and 65 of which are private (run by non-profit foundations) and 7 private independent higher vocational school (run by non-profit foundations), 7 military higher education institutions within Turkish higher education system.

Universities as corporate bodies are entitled to award any vocational and academic degrees at every level. Not any school types or stages exist between secondary education and higher education.


source:
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/education/eurydice/eurypedia_en.php


Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta, wikipedia.org, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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