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California Institute of Technology
The California Institute of Technology (branded as Caltech) is a private research university in Pasadena, California. The university is known for its strength in science and engineering, and is among a small group of institutes of technology in the United States which is primarily devoted to the instruction of pure and applied sciences. Caltech is ranked among the best academic institutions in the world and is among the most selective in the U.S. The institution was founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos G. Throop in 1891 and began attracting influential scientists such as George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes, and Robert Andrews Millikan in the early 20th century. The vocational and preparatory schools were disbanded and spun off in 1910 and the college assumed its present name in 1920. In 1934, Caltech was elected to the Association of American Universities, and the antecedents of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech continues to manage and operate, were established between 1936 and 1943 under Theodore von Kármán.
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Inception: 1891

Alternate Names: California institute of technology, Throop Politechnic Institute, Cal Tech., Throop University, Caltech Abkuerzung, C.A.L.T.E.C.H., Throop university (Pasadena, Calif), Caltech, Throop polytechnic institute (Pasadena, Calif), Throop college of technology (Pasadena, Calif), Throop College of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Institute of Technology, Cal Tech, CIT
Associated Place(s): Pasadena, United States of America, United States, California

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