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I know about the different terminology, but "higher education" includes of course the fachhoschulen like ETH and for that you need Matura.
Germany has a similar university/higher education system and admits 30-40% of pupils to higher education directly plus indirectly as you say.
Possibly this has been already commented elsewhere, but ETH is definately a "Fachhochschule", but one of the most respecties Universities (in the good old sense of the word) of the world.
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Possibly this has been already commented elsewhere, but ETH is definately a "Fachhochschule", but one of the most respecties Universities (in the good old sense of the word) of the world.
in Germany, the ETH would simply be a Tü = a Technische Universität
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in Germany, the ETH would simply be a Tü = a Technische Universität
Actually Technische Hochschule is a term which is (was) used all over the German speaking area to denote universities with a focus on science engeneering and mathematics. It is true, that in the second half of the 20th century most of the German Technischen Hochschulen were renamed Technische Universität. Today the only universities remaining using this term are RWTH Aachen, ETH Zürich and ETH Lausanne.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technische_Hochschule

You should not forget that any university is a 'Hochschule' in German, for example it is entirely correct to call the university of Zurich a 'Hochschule'. I think it is no coincidence that the German article about the term 'Hochschule' is linked to this article in the English wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_college.

In my oppinion the term 'Hochschule' means the same concept English speakers mean if they use the term university. People who's native language is English should keep in mind, that the term 'university' has a more limited meaning in German, than it has in English.

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