Polytechnics

Buildings that are distinguished from "universities" by traditionally providing space for training technicians in business, industry, and commerce for an immediate local area, having fewer residence facilities, and offering more part-time classes. For buildings housing educational institutions emphasizing training in agriculture or specific trades, use "vocational schools.".

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2978
Names
polytechnics
polytechnic
technical colleges
technical institutes
technical schools
polytechnical schools
polytechnic institutes
polytechnic institutions
technische hogescholen Dutch
technische hogeschool Dutch
politécnicos Spanish
politécnico Spanish

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Buildings that are distinguished from "universities" by traditionally providing space for training technicians in business, industry, and commerce for an immediate local area, having fewer residence facilities, and offering more part-time classes. For buildings housing educational institutions emphasizing training in agriculture or specific trades, use "vocational schools."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006616. The J. Paul Getty Trust.