OECD Review of Higher Education, Research and Innovation: Portugal

Portugal aims to develop a more innovative, inclusive and productive economy, and to ensure that the ensuing benefits are widely distributed, regionally and socially. This report assesses the extent to which Portugal’s higher education, research and innovation system is well configured to help Portugal achieve its vision of inclusive innovation, and identify which policy options might help it achieve its goals. The assessment and the related recommendations focus on: 1) governance, strategy and funding in higher education, research and innovation; 2) the missions, profiles and use of resources of higher education institutions; 3) undergraduate and master’s level education activities; 4) doctoral training activities; 5) academic careers; 6) high-skill employment and business innovation.

Published on February 21, 2019


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Conditions for higher education, research and innovation in Portugal
Governance, Strategy and funding in the HERI System
Missions, profiles and resource use in HEIs
Higher education provision, access and support mechanisms
Doctoral training
Academic careers
High-skilled employment, co-operation with HEIs and innovation in the business sector
Assessment framework
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