Higher education institution
Generally, a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area awards degrees linked to the first (e.g. Bachelor's degree), second (e.g. Master's degree) and/or third (e.g. Doctorate degree) cycle of the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area.
- Council of Europe, (1997) Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region. Lisbon, p. 4.