APESP

  • > Nom de l’organisation / Name of the organization:
  • APESP – Portuguese Association of Private Higher Education
  • > Date de création/ Date of creation:
  • 1994
  • > Statut / Status:
  • > Règles de renouvellement / Renewal rules
  • > Budget / Budget:
  • 270.000€
  • > Nombre de membres / Number of members:
  • 46
  • > Dont nombre de membres bénéficiant d’au moins une accréditation internationale (EQUIS, EPAS, AACSB, EUR-ACE)/ Including members with at least one international accreditation (EQUIS, EPAS, AACSB, EUR-ACE):
  • > Typologie (ingénieurs, management, design, architecture…) / Typology (engineers, business, design, architecture, …):
  • > Nombre d’étudiants (en chiffres et en % des effectifs des étudiants inscrits dans le privé) / Number of students (in figures and in % of students enrolled in the private Higher education system):
  • 50.000 students in APESP universities & polytechnics
    60.000 students in private higher education
  • > Nombre d’apprentis / Number of trainees :
  • > Nombre de diplômés (2016-2017) / Number of graduates (2016-2017):
  • Graduates in 2015-2016:
    • Private universities – 8.986
    • Private polithecnic – 3.224
    • 16.7% private higher education vs 83.3% public
  • > Diplômes délivrés par les membres (bachelors, masters…) / Diplomas delivered by the members (Bachelors, Masters…):
  • dados DGEEC Diplomados das nossas Associadas em 2015-2016 – 9135
  • > Nombre de partenaires académiques internationaux / Number of international academic partners:
  • > Moyenne des frais de scolarité des membres / Average tuition fees of members:
  • Between 1.025€ e 12.562€
  • > Liens avec l’Etat : l’organisation que vous présidez et ses membres bénéficient-ils de soutiens directs ou indirects ? / Connections with the State: does your organization and its members benefit from direct or indirect support?
    • – The students: scholarships for needy students
    • – Research centers can apply for funding in “equality” of circumstances with public educational institutions
  • > Coopérations avec des agences de certification et d’évaluation / Cooperation with certification and evaluation agencies:
  • Apesp has a representative on the advisory board of the Portuguese Evaluation and Accreditation Agency
  • > Objectifs recherchés dans la création d’un réseau européen (mobilités, diplômes conjoints, recherche, apprentissage, entrepreneuriat…) / Objectives in the creation of a European Network (mobility, joint international degrees, research, apprenticeship, entrepreneurship…)
  • all that, and sharing of good practice, information on the development of private higher education in other European countries, data on private higher education, promoting exchanges between higher educational institutions and, especially:
    Developing the necessary and appropriate actions to defend the freedom of learning and teaching and the freedom to create private higher institutions.
  • > Moyens proposés (stratégie de communication, création d’une structure, présence d’un bureau à Bruxelles, financement…) /
    Means proposed (communication strategy, creation of a structure, presence of an office in Brussels, financing …)
    • 1. Creation of a legal structure for representing the various European entities (definition of the model to be created);
    • 2. Communication strategy (example): creation of a European advertisement to spread in the various European countries that favors the idea of studying in private education;
    • 3. Financing (example ideas): Information services:
      • (a) matching services for institutions: institutions wishing to list potential European partners, in specific areas, research, joint degrees, etc., pay a fee to obtain such data
      • (b) information service on European funds for projects of interest to educational institutions and specific information for entities holding private institutions