polytechnic1 of 2
: relating to or devoted to instruction in many technical arts or applied sciences
: a polytechnic school
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AdjectiveThe city has made strides in expanding educational opportunities close to home by welcoming a new Arizona State University campus downtown and embracing the expansion of the university's polytechnic campus in southeast Mesa. —Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2023 For starters, unlike prestigious polytechnic universities such as Texas Tech and Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, Utah Tech does not get to pick and choose its students. —Mark Eddington, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Nov. 2022 An 18-year-old student killed 21 people and wounded dozens more after setting off a bomb in a polytechnic college in Kerch in occupied Crimea in 2018. —Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 26 Sep. 2022 The university is 30% underenrolled, and Cal State officials hope the polytechnic designation will help draw more students, including from North Coast tribal communities. —Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 That’s where the school’s focus as a polytechnic university — with a focus on science and technology — came from. —Mark Eddington, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Nov. 2022 Cal State’s polytechnic universities offer broader hands-on opportunities in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — than other Cal State campuses. —Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 Bombs hit the gym next to the polytechnic university. —Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 Last November, then-CSU Chancellor Timothy White asked Humboldt State to lay out all the details required to become a polytechnic institution. —Omar Shaikh Rashad, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 July 2021
NounHumboldt said one reason for a third polytechnic is to expand capacity for qualified applicants beyond the limited number accepted at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona. —Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 It’s the third polytechnic in the state and the first of the 21st century. —Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 The change was initiated by former Chancellor Timothy White in 2020, who asked the university to explore the possibility of evolving into a polytechnic. —Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 28 Jan. 2022 My father is my mother’s professor at the polytechnic. —Irina Dumitrescu, Longreads, 17 Nov. 2021 The intake of British students at institutions in the post-1992 group of universities, former polytechnics which offered vocational qualifications, is flat. —The Economist, 22 Aug. 2019 Today, Lycée Saint-Exupéry has been enlarged into a polytechnic, the original school supersized with new buildings, while the surrounding neighborhood now looks a shambles. —Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2019 But there is the danger that the costs will be so high that the university may have to centralize services, narrow its mission and become more like a polytechnic institute. —Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 1 May 2018 In fact, no Nigerian university or polytechnic even has a planetarium. —Tade Ipadeola, Slate Magazine, 23 Mar. 2017 See More
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