The Portuguese Association of Private Higher Education Institutions, is an association, of the officially recognized non state institutions of higher education, according to the Statute of Private and Co-operative Higher Education and of other applicable legislation.
This is about an association of Private law, that has as it primordial purpose, the representation and full integration of non state higher education in the Portuguese educational system, being its role, in this field, to assume the defence of the freedoms to learn and to teach and to represent its associated institutions.
In the development of its activities and to persecute its purposes, APESP carries out studies and collaborates in the development of initiatives that aim the improvement of the higher education system, livened up by the intention to contribute so that Portugal can have a modern, dynamic and efficient higher education, that will prepare the new generations to face, with ability, the challenges of the present and of the future and contributes to assure the dignity and the progress of the Country.
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