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DISCED-15, Main area, current educations v.1.0:2017


DISCED-15, Main area, current educations v.1.0:2017


DISCED-15 is an overall classification that organizes programs and education programs in four independent dimensions: Main Area, Type of Education, Level of education and Field og education.

DISCED-15 has been developed to support comparability of education statistics - both at national and international level.Thus, DISCED-15 must be able to serve as a useful classification system across statistics-producing authorities in the education sector in Denmark, while ensuring a clear connection to the international classification system ISCED.

In order to ensure flexibility, the DISCED-15 classification is based on a "building block approach" where the main area, education type, level and field of education are independent variables.

Main area – in DISCED-15 reflects the distribution of education in the regulated areas of higher education and in vocational education. Consequently, the main areas follow the structure of the Danish education system

Valid to:

January 31, 2017


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