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The California Institute of Technology (abbreviated Caltech) is a private doctorate-granting university located in Pasadena, California, United States.

Although founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos G. Throop in 1891, the college attracted 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 1921. 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. The university is one among a small group of institutes of technology in the United States which is primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.

Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphasis on science and engineering, managing $332 million in 2011 in sponsored research. Its 124-acre (50 ha) primary campus is located approximately 11 mi (18 km) northeast of downtown Los Angeles. First-year students are required to live on campus and 95% of undergraduates remain in the on-campus House System at Caltech. Although Caltech has a strong tradition of practical jokes and pranks, student life is governed by an honor code which allows faculty to assign take-home examinations. The Caltech Beavers compete in 13 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division III's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Caltech is frequently cited as one of the world's best universities. Caltech alumni and faculty include 37 Nobel Laureates (Linus Pauling being the only individual in history to win two unshared prizes), 1 Fields Medalist, 6 Turing Award winners, 4 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force and 71 have won the United States National Medal of Science or Technology. There are 112 faculty members who have been elected to the United States National Academies. In addition, numerous faculty members are associated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as well as NASA. According to a 2015 Pomona College study, Caltech ranked number one in the U.S. for the percentage of its graduates who go on to earn a PhD.


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Afrikaans Kalifornië Instituut vir Tegnologie
Albanian Instituti i Teknologjisë në Kaliforni
Amharic የካሊፎርኒያ የቴክኖሎጂ ተቋም።
Arabic معهد كاليفورنيا للتقنية
Bengali ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া ইন্সটিটিউট অব টেকনোলজি
Bulgarian Калифорнийски технологичен институт
Burmese ကယ်လီဖိုးနီးယား တက်နိုလော်ဂျီ အင်စတီကျု
Chinese 加 州 理 工 学 院
Czech Kalifornský technologický institut
Danish California Institute of Technology
Dutch California Institute of Technology
English California Institute of Technology
Finnish Kalifornian teknillinen instituutti
French Institut de technologie de Californie
German Kalifornisches Institut der Technologie
Greek Τεχνολογικό Ινστιτούτο της Καλιφόρνια
Hebrew המכון הטכנולוגי של קליפורניה
Hindi कैलिफोर्निया इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ टेक्नोलॉजी
Hungarian Kaliforniai Technológiai Intézet
Indonesian Institut Teknologi California
Irish California Institiúid Teicneolaíochta
Italian California Institute of Technology
Japanese カ リ フ ォ ル ニ ア 工 科 大 学
Kazakh Калифорния Технология Институты
Khmer វិទ្យាស្ថានបច្ចេកវិទ្យាកាលីហ្វ័រញ៉ា។
Korean 캘리포니아 공과대학교
Latvian Kalifornijas Tehnoloģiju institūts
Malay കാലിഫോർണിയ ഇൻസ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട് ഓഫ് ടെക്നോളജി
Mongolian Калифорнийн Технологийн Институт
Nepali क्यालिफोर्निया टेक्नोलोजी को संस्थान
Pashto د کالیفورنیا د ټیکنالوژۍ انسټیټیوټ
Persian مؤسسه فناوری کالیفرنیا
Polish Instytut Technologiczny w Kalifornii
Portuguese Instituto de Tecnologia da Califórnia
Romanian Institutul de Tehnologie din California
Russian Калифорнийский технологический институт
Slovak Kalifornský technologický inštitút
Somali Machadka Farsamada ee California
Spanish Instituto de Tecnología de California
Swedish California Institute of Technology
Tagalog California institute of Technology
Thai สถาบันเทคโนโลยีแคลิฟอร์เนีย
Turkish Kaliforniya Teknoloji Enstitüsü
Ukrainian Каліфорнійський технологічний інститут
Urdu کیلیفورنیا انسٹیٹیوٹ آف ٹیکنالوجی
Uzbek Kaliforniya Texnologiya instituti
Vietnamese Viện Công nghệ California
Yoruba Ile-iṣẹ Imọ-ẹrọ ti Ilu California


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