California Institute of Technology
Founded as Throop University in 1891 in Pasadena, California, and renamed the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behaviour and economics to energy and sustainability. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.
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