A university is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in several academic disciplines.- University
An academic degree is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, usually at a college or university.- Academic degree
Postgraduate education (graduate education in North America) involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor's degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education.- Postgraduate education
Universities typically offer both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.- University
For historical reasons dating back to the French Revolution of 1789, France has a dual education system, with Grandes Écoles on one side, and universities on the other hand, with the Grandes Écoles.- Postgraduate education
Master's degrees such as Master of Arts or Master of Science are typically awarded to students who have undertaken at least a year of full-time postgraduate study, which may be taught or involve an element of research.- Academic degree
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Higher education is tertiary education leading to award of an academic degree.
In the US, higher education is provided by universities, academies, colleges, seminaries, conservatories, and institutes of technology, and certain college-level institutions, including vocational schools, universities of applied sciences, trade schools, and other career-based colleges that award degrees.
Within the realm of teaching, it includes both the undergraduate level, and beyond that, graduate-level (or postgraduate level).