Illinois Institute of Technology

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Illinois Institute of Technology
motto Transforming Lives. Inventing the future
founding 1940
Sponsorship Private
place Chicago , Illinois , USA
President Alan W. Cramb
Students 6566
Professors 659
Foundation assets $ 235.5 million
University sports Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
The main building, the oldest building of the IIT
Entrance area of ​​the Crown Hall , designed by Mies van der Rohe, completed in 1956
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a technical university in Chicago that was founded in 1940. It trains an average of 6,500 students in mathematics, engineering, architecture, psychology, communication studies, economics and law.


The Illinois Institute of Technology 1940 was created under this name from the union of the Armor Institute of Technology , founded in 1893, and the Lewis Institute , founded in 1895. The site of the IIT in south Chicago in the US state of Illinois was the first such campus in the USA and was designed and realized in 1938 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe . The architectural design is still exemplary today. At the beginning of the 21st century, the campus was expanded to include the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) by Rem Koolhaas .

Institute of Design

North LaSalle in Chicago , home of the Institute of Design.

The IIT Institute of Design was founded in 1937 by László Moholy-Nagy as New Bauhaus . The first location was the mansion that Richard Morris Hunt had built for the department store mogul Marshall Field on Prairie Avenue. Due to financial difficulties, the school had to close temporarily in 1938 and reopened in 1939 under a new name as the Chicago School of Design . In 1944 it was renamed the Institute of Design and as such became part of the newly founded IIT university network in 1949. The Chicago Institute of Design was the first university in the US to offer a PhD program in design .



see also category: University professors (Illinois Institute of Technology)


Web links

Commons : Illinois Institute of Technology  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  4. Illinois Institute of Technology: IIT History (English). Accessed March 28, 2010
  5. Father of the cell phone

Coordinates: 41 ° 50 ′ 7 "  N , 87 ° 37 ′ 34.3"  W.