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 (ăk′ə-dē′mē-ə, -dā′-)
The academic community; academe.

[New Latin acadēmīa, from Latin, the Academy; see academy.]


(Education) the academic world


(ˌæk əˈdi mi ə, -ˈdim yə, -ˈdɛm i ə, -ˈdɛm yə)

the academic world; academe.
[1945–50; < New Latin, Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.academia - the academic worldacademia - the academic world      
world, domain - people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest; "the Western world"
college - the body of faculty and students of a college
university - the body of faculty and students at a university
tenure - give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book"


noun academic life, learning, scholarship, academe (literary), university life, the groves of Academe (literary) strong links between industry and academia


[ˌækəˈdiːmɪə] nmonde m universitaire
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Among the topics are whether there is an academic drift in vocational education, tensions between academic and vocational demands, multiple bridges between theory and practice, research-based education in undergraduate professional programs, using dialogical pedagogies to cope with fragmentation in nursing education, and research-informed clinical teacher education in two counties.
The paper also includes a brief discussion of academic drift, which serves to highlight the importance of determining the causes of changes in the institutional diversity of higher education systems.
This tendency has often been criticized by higher education researchers, because of the assumption that one of the results of academic drift is less diverse higher education systems that are more expensive and less able to serve the demands of students and society.

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