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The Academy of Athens, Athens

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The Academy of Athens is Greece's national academy, and the highest research establishment in the country. It was established in 1926, and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. The Academy's main building is one of the major landmarks of Athens.
The organization of the Academy of Athens, whose title hearkens back to the ancient Academy of Plato, was first established on 18 March 1926, and its charter was ratified by the law 4398/1929. This charter, with subsequent amendments, is still valid and governs the Academy's affairs. According to it, the Academy is divided into three Orders: Natural Sciences, Letters and Arts, Moral and Political Sciences.
Research centresThe Academy today, maintains 12 research centres, 10 research offices and the "Ioannis Sykoutris" central library. In 2002, the Foundation for Biomedical Research of the Academy of Athens was established. The Hellenic Institute for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Studies in Venice also functions under the supervision of the Academy.
Membership in international organizationsFrom its foundation, the Academy of Athens has been a member of the International Association of Academies (AIA), and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). It also participates in the following body: All European Academies (ALLEA), European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), Inter Academy Council (IAC), Inter Academy Medical Panel (IAMP).
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  • Tricky thief gang attacked us before the academy. Few were at the stairs. Well-dressed alien man has called off our back with paint. Then he spoke of being dirty with our backs. Even handkerchiefs are wiped. We removed the jacket, put the bags on the floor, and we only came to him, and he wanted to put our bags in. We quickly gathered everything and wanted to go. There were two other gang members and they recommended that they help to wash off. They couldn't rob, but it was dangerous. We escaped and we couldn't see the other buildings.
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  • Academy founded by Plato, Socrates studied there for twenty years. There is statue of Socrates, Plato and other Greek Gods.  more »
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  • Perfect location !!! Throw back to the goddess ancient century! Athens is gorgeous and this place the most ! Can’t wait to go back !
  • Gigantic academy with great architecture.
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