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education is mainly provided by both public and private universities. Universities
are divided into facultades universitarias, escuelas técnicas superiores,
escuelas universitarias, institutos universitarios, and other centres, notably
the colegios universitarios. The Consejo de Universidades (where the Ministry,
the Comunidades Autónomas and the Universidades are represented) coordinates
the activities of state and private institutions and propose the main lines
of educational policy. It also sets up guidelines for the creation of universities,
centres and institutes. It can also propose measures concerning advanced
postgraduate studies, the defining of qualifications to be officially recognized
throughout the country and standards governing the creation of university
departments. The legislation on university autonomy provides for administrative,
academic and financial autonomy.
A new law on Universities (Ley Orgánica
de Universidades n° 121/000045)) was voted on 20 December, 2001 and is being
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