What is academy?

  • (noun): A learned establishment for the advancement of knowledge.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Academy

An academy (Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. The name traces back to Plato's school of philosophy, founded approximately 385 BC at Akademia, a sanctuary of Athena, the goddess of wisdom and skill, north of Athens, Greece.

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Carl Woese - Honors and Reputation
... Woese was a MacArthur Fellow in 1984, was made a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1988, received the Leeuwenhoek Medal (microbiology's highest honor) in 1992, the Selman A ... in Microbiology in 1995 from the National Academy of Sciences, and was a National Medal of Science recipient in 2000 ... the Crafoord Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences ...
Karlheinz Zöller - Teaching
... In 1968, Zöller was appointed professor at the Hamburg Music Academy, and later he taught at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and at the Hamburg Music Academy ... professors themselves Roswitha Staege became professor of flute at the Berlin Arts Academy Wolfgang Ritter became solo flautist with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Maren Distel ...
Kerala Sahitya Akademi
... Kerala Sahitya Akademi or Academy for Malayalam literature is an autonomous body established to promote Malayalam language and literature ... The academy was inaugurated on October 15, 1956, by Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the former king of Travancore, in Thiruvananthapuram ... the Kerala state government provides the funding and support for the academy, the administration of the academy is autonomous according to its constitution ...
Academy Award For Best Costume Design - History
... The Academy Award for Best Costume Design was first given out at the 21st Academy Awards, held on March 24, 1949 ... At the 30th Academy Awards, held on March 26, 1958, these two subcategories were merged into one, which was the result of the Academy reducing the ... The 32nd Academy Awards saw the category again be split into two for recognition of both Black and white and color film ...
Jean-Baptiste Colbert - Cultural Matters
... Colbert founded the Academy of Sciences (now part of the Institut de France), the Paris Observatory, which he employed Claude Perrault to build and brought Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625 ... He reorganised the Academy of Painting and Sculpture which Mazarin had established ...

More definitions of "academy":

  • (noun): A secondary school (usually private).
  • (noun): An institution for the advancement of art or science or literature.
    Synonyms: honorary society
  • (noun): A school for special training.

Famous quotes containing the word academy:

    ...I have come to make distinctions between what I call the academy and literature, the moral equivalents of church and God. The academy may lie, but literature tries to tell the truth.
    Dorothy Allison (b. 1949)

    I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike—and I don’t think there really is a distinction between the two—are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
    Harold Bloom (b. 1930)

    The academy is not paradise. But learning is a place where paradise can be created.
    bell hooks (b. c. 1955)