An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education or 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.

The original Academy

Before Akademia was a school, and even before Cimon enclosed its precincts with a wall, it contained a sacred grove of olive trees dedicated to Athena, the goddess of wisdom, outside the city walls of ancient Athens. The archaic name for the site was Hekademia, which by classical times evolved into Akademia and was explained, at least as early as the beginning of the 6th century BC, by linking it to an Athenian hero, a legendary "Akademos". The site of Akademia was sacred to Athena and other immortals.

Plato's immediate successors as "scholarch" of Akademia were Speusippus (347–339 BC), Xenocrates (339–314 BC), Polemon (314–269 BC), Crates (ca. 269–266 BC), and Arcesilaus (ca. 266–240 BC). Later scholarchs include Lacydes of Cyrene, Carneades, Clitomachus, and Philo of Larissa ("the last undisputed head of the Academy"). Other notable members of Akademia include Aristotle, Heraclides Ponticus, Eudoxus of Cnidus, Philip of Opus, Crantor, and Antiochus of Ascalon.

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Second cohort of re-skilled youth living with disabilities graduate |01 April 2023

Nation 01 Apr 2023
Yesterday’s graduation which took place at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) at La Misère was attended by the Minister for Youth, Sports & the Family, Marie-Celine Zialor, principal secretary for Family Clive Roucou, member of National Assembly (MNA) Naddy Zialor, director ......

Marathon events gather pace after three-year hiatus

People Daily 30 Mar 2023
The strong recovery in the number of marathons demonstrates the revival of social and regional development, said Luo Zibo, a professor with the China Tourism Academy's Yangtze River Tourism Research Base ... "This demonstrates that sporting events such as marathons can give a boost to the local tourism industry," Bao said....

China advances rural revitalization through industrial development

People Daily 30 Mar 2023
... culture, tourism and healthcare ... Hu Bingchuan, a researcher with the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, suggested promoting the high-quality development of rural tourism by preserving a sound ecological environment and unique rural culture....


Atlantic City 30 Mar 2023
While working as a runway model she earned degrees in Performing Arts and Elementary to 12th grade Education with 36 credits toward a Graduate Degree in Hospitality, Restaurant & Tourism Management. She landed her dream job as the Academy Hospitality Director & Educator at ......

UST tops THE-ICE i-graduate Student Satisfaction Global Index 2022

The Manila Times 29 Mar 2023
THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM) was recognized as the top-ranking institution on The International Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) i-graduate Student Satisfaction Global Index ... Among the top Tourism ......

‘All returning graduates from Shannon College will be mentored’ – Minister Radegonde |24 March 2023

Nation 24 Mar 2023
Tourism industry is a community affair ... Tourism ... Also present at the press conference were Amy Michel from Mason’s Travel; André Butler-Payette from 7 degrees South; Terrence Max, director of the Seychelles Tourism Academy and Amanda Payadayachy and Hervé Pool from the Foreign Affairs department....

Educational travel on the rise

China Daily 22 Mar 2023
The China Tourism Academy released a report on Monday saying that education tourism has become popular among people of all ages ... Dai Bin, president of the Chinese Tourism Academy, said at the forum that the development of education tourism has promoted the social education of ......

Tourism and Hospitality Management |18 March 2023

Nation 18 Mar 2023
The graduation ceremony was attended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, and the director of the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA), Terence Max ... Our prime emphasis is to increase the retention rate of our local talents within our tourism and hospitality industry....

Insights | Swaran Singh: Chinese modernization unique and has global significance

ECNS 18 Mar 2023
Ctrip is one of the leading tourism service platforms in China ... Singh also added that his confidence comes more from China's internal dynamics, citing a report from China Tourism Academy that 4.5 billion trips are likely to take place in China's domestic tourism....

Did ECB breach the Act on postal ballot registration?

Kuensel 18 Mar 2023
It was learnt that the ECB has extended postal ballot services to private school teachers, private training institutes, tour operators and hoteliers in the tourism sector ... It was learnt that private school teachers were registered for postal ballot services except for Yonten Kuenjung Academy in Phuentsholing....

Vanessa Albest appointed Resort Manager of Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts |18 March 2023

Nation 18 Mar 2023
Ms Albest is also part of the mentorship programme set up by the Ministry of Tourism to guide young people ... She had three- and half-year study at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and was in placement in Mauritius and Hilton Northholme ... Seychelles depends a lot on tourism and we ......

Officials break ground for industrial park in Catoosa County, expected to bring 700 jobs

Walker & Catoosa County News 18 Mar 2023
“The search is worldwide ... "That includes not only information about space, building options, utilities, interstates, waterways, railroads, airports and communications that we put together, but information about local living standards and options, schools (including the new Catoosa College and Career Academy), regional statistics, tourism and more....

Constance Ephelia rewards outstanding employees for 2022 |16 March 2023

Nation 17 Mar 2023
As for the front of house awardee Ms Marie, she started her journey with the hotel while still studying at the Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) and has since fallen in love with the work environment, and nature of her job....

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