"Academic" redirects here. For the style of painting, see Academic art
Academia is a word for higher education and research. The word comes from the akademeia just outside ancient Athens, where the gymnasium was made famous by Plato.
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Nalanda, ancient center of higher learning in Bihar, India from 427 to 1197
The modern Academy of Athens, next to the University of Athens and the National Library forming 'the Trilogy', designed by Schinkel's Danish pupil Theofil Hansen, 1885, in Greek Ionic, academically correct even to the polychrome sculpture.
Professors and newly conferred doctors of philosophy posing at a Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduation.