"Portuguese higher education has been in transition for some time, following an OECD report in 2006 and a coordinated evaluation by EUA. A number of Bologna reforms were passed into law, but their implementation has been compromised by the financial crisis and the ensuing austerity measures. By 2012, it was clear that a fundamental re-think of the HE system was necessary. CRUP invited EUA expert team, drawn from Spain, Switzerland and UK, to offer a “view from the outside”. The EUA team’s recommendations provided a powerful stimulus to the domestic debate on the future of the Portuguese higher education system, to which the government is now responding."
Portuguese Rectors’ Conference