From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is developing and not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.

Academia is a broad term, generally encompassing institutions of higher learning, their faculty, and their students. The term may include research institutions without a major educational role, such as think tanks, industrial and government laboratories, etc. Another optional component are secondary schools (North America), gymnasiums {Europe), etc.

The term comes from akadēmeia, the grove of Akadēmos, a legendary Greek figure.