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Going back in time: inspiring ancient centres of learning...


The THIERRY ecological or environmental campus, the eco-campus, came into being in the year 2010. It replaced the initial plan of having an urban type of campus in Brussels, the country's capital city. It was six years earlier, in the summer of 2004, that the idea-concept of an outdoors' type of campus emerged, and also since the original Latin term 'campus' means field or meadow. Hills and forests, gardens and plains, of very ancient centres of learning, for example Plato's academy in Ancient Greece, or early type of universities that existed in the mountainous areas of the Far East, were sources of inspiration for the creation of the contemporary THIERRY campus situated in the north-eastern part of the Belgian Ardennes. 


The eco-campus is an ongoing venture; the gradual enhancements to the site are part of the school's Year 2025 Vision implementation. Also known as the Outdoor Academy Ardennes and THIERRY House, the garden and its bicentennial mansion have been put at the school's disposal by special courtesy of its owners. Furthermore, and in line with the school's investment policies and principle of affordability of leadership studies, the campus' operating costs and expenditures are not financed by the apportioning of tuition fees from students.   next:  natural space           


  more photos, click here                              since mid-2014 the eco-campus is also for i2LN students


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