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List of institutions using the term "institute of technology" or "polytechnic"

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This is a list of institutions using the term institute of technology or polytechnic. "Institute of technology" is a designation employed for a wide range of learning institutions awarding different types of degrees and operating often at variable levels of the educational system. The English term "polytechnic" appeared in the early 19th century, from the French École Polytechnique, an engineering school founded in 1794 in Paris. The French term comes from the Greek πολύ (polú or polý) meaning "many" and τεχνικός (tekhnikós) meaning "arts". While the terms "institute of technology" and "polytechnic" are synonymous, the preferred term varies from country to country.


University level

There are many university level higher learning institutions granting the highest academic degrees (including doctorate), that use the terms "institute of technology" or "polytechnic" for historic reasons:

  • Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, UAE
  • Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, also known as Tehran Polytechnic
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Pathumthani), Thailand
  • Bahrain Polytechnic, Isa Town, Bahrain
  • Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, US
  • California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), San Luis Obispo, California, US
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), Pomona, California, US
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US
  • Czech Technical University, Prague
  • DeVry Institute of Technology, DeVry University, Phoenix, Arizona, US
  • Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
  • Eastern Polytechnic, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
  • École polytechnique de l'université de Nantes, France
  • Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université d'Orléans, France
  • École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)
  • Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Escola Politécnica de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
  • Faculté polytechnique de l'université de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo
  • Federico Santa María Technical University, Valparaíso, Chile
  • Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), Melbourne, Florida, US
  • Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, Florida, US
  • Gebze Institute of Technology (GIT), Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Georgia, US
  • Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași, Romania
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT or Illinois Tech), Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Indian Institutes of Technology (7 institutes across India)
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagapur
  • IIT Madras, Chennai
  • IIT Roorkee
  • Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech), Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
  • Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Instituto Politécnico de Macau (Macao Polytechnic Institute), Macau
  • İzmir Institute of Technology (İYTE), İzmir, Turkey
  • K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • Kalimantan Institute of Technology, Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, Salina, Kansas, US
  • Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences (KTUAS), Kemi-Tornio, Lapland, Finland
  • Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Metro Vancouver, Canada
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
  • National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
  • National Polytechnic School (Spanish: Escuela Politécnica Nacional, EPN), a public university in Quito, Ecuador
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, US
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), Socorro, New Mexico, US
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, New York, US
  • Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT or Oregon Tech), Klamath Falls, Oregon, US
  • ParisTech (Paris institute of Technology), Paris, France
  • Politechnika Krakowska, Kraków, Poland
  • Politechnika Poznańska, Poznań, Poland
  • Politechnika Śląska, Gliwice, Poland
  • Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, Poland
  • Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Polytechnic (United Kingdom), 30 original polytechnics
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University (Poly) (NYU-Poly), Brooklyn, New York, US, formerly Polytechnic University
  • Polytechnic School of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines System
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • Polytechnic University of Timișoara, Romania
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute, West Lafayette, Indiana, US
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, New York, US
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, New York, US
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT), Terre Haute, Indiana, US
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia, US
  • State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), Utica, New York, US
  • Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens Tech), Hoboken, New Jersey, US
  • Sumatera Institute of Technology, Bandar Lampung, Indonesia
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurcih), Zurich
  • Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
  • Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, US
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, US
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, US
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech or West Virginia Tech), Montgomery, West Virginia, US
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Massachusetts, US
  • Yaba College of Technology (Yaba Tech), Lagos, Nigeria
  • Other higher education

    There are many other types of higher education institutions (post-secondary education) which are not universities and use the terms "institute of technology" or "polytechnic":

  • British Columbia Institute of Technology, British Columbia, Canada
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, New Zealand
  • Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, New York, US
  • Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • ISLA - Instituto Politécnico de Gestão e Tecnologia, Porto, Portugal
  • Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (Ivy Tech), 23 campuses throughout Indiana, US
  • Melbourne Polytechnic, Melbourne, Australia
  • New York City College of Technology (City Tech), Brooklyn, New York
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College), Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Pusa Polytechnic, Delhi, India
  • Saifi Polytechnic, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Savonia Polytechnic, Finland
  • Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Tunisia Polytechnic School (EPT), Tunisia
  • Ungku Omar Polytechnic, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Unitec New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Waterford, Ireland
  • Secondary education

    There are also secondary education schools which use these words:

  • Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, US
  • Benson Polytechnic High School, Portland, Oregon, US
  • Duncan Polytechnic High School, Fresno, California, US
  • Francis Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles, California, US. This began as the business department of Los Angeles High School in the 1890s, and became a separate school in 1906.
  • Instituto Politécnico Superior "Gral. San Martín", Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, California, US
  • Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California, US
  • Polytechnics in Singapore provide industry oriented education equivalent to a junior college or sixth form college.

  • Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore
  • References

    List of institutions using the term "institute of technology" or "polytechnic" Wikipedia