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What does the academic term Campus mean in higher education?


Campus definition

Short Definition

Campus is the physical location of an institution of higher education, including buildings, grounds and facilities.

In-depth Overview


Long definition: A campus is the physical site and environment where a higher education institution conducts its educational, administrative and social activities. It encompasses a wide range of facilities, including academic buildings, classrooms, laboratories, libraries, residence halls, recreational areas, administrative offices and more. Campuses vary in size and layout, with some institutions having a single central campus, while others may have multiple satellite campuses or specialized facilities.

Etymology: The term "campus" has Latin origins and originally referred to an open field or area. In the context of higher education, it came to signify the location where academic and communal activities took place, such as universities and colleges.

Synonyms or related academic terms:
  • University Grounds
  • College Campus
  • Educational Site
Examples of Use:
  1. The university's campus features state-of-the-art research facilities for its science programs.
  2. Students often gather on the campus quad for outdoor events and recreational activities.
  • Spanish: Campus
  • French: Campus
  • German: Campus
  • Italian: Campus
  • Portuguese: Campus
  • Japanese: キャンパス (Kyanpasu)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 校园 (Xiàoyuán)
  • Hindi: कैम्पस (Kaimpas)

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Miscellaneous higher education terms > University facilities

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