The word institution is a noun. Institution means (1) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new, (2) an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated, (3) a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person, (4) a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society, (5) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word institution.
- Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Smithsonian Institution
Libraries, founded in 1846, is a system of 20 branch libraries and central support services that includes a Book Conservation Laboratory and an Imaging Center. The website lists the collection strengths and has several ways to access the collection online. There are also featured sites and information about events and programs.
- IET: Institution of Engineering and Technology
A premier professional engineering society in Europe, with over 150,000 members worldwide. The Organization sets standards, accredits degree programs, awards scholarships, grants and awards, holds meetings, and provides business and technical information on electrical, electronic, IT and manufacturing subjects.
- Barnard College
Barnard, located on the Upper West Side of New York City, was founded in 1889. It is affiliated with Columbia University but is its own institution. There are almost 4000 students and 319 faculty members. It is a highly selective school. The website provides information about the school, the faculty, visiting, and applying.
- University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England will be celebrating its 800th birthday in 2009. The school has approximately 18,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate. Famous as an educational institution, the University is also home to many famous libraries and museums.
- Harvard University
Founded in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution
of higher education in the United States. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is highly selective school. Harvard has had many distinguished graduates including seven presidents. There are about 2700 faculty members, 6700 undergraduates, and 12,400 graduate students. Radcliffe College became part of Harvard in 1999.
- Library of Congress - LOC
The United States' Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution
in the nation and serves as Congress' research arm. Its collections include millions of books and photos as well as recordings, maps and manuscripts.
- RBS: Royal Bank of Scotland
The RBS, founded in 1727, is a financial institution
that is based in the UK. It is also one of the largest banks in the USA. The Bank owns many other businesses such as the Citizens Financial Group in Providence R.I.; TRACKER, a stolen vehicle tracker; Green Flag, a motorist assistance service; and many others, all described on the website. The corporate structure and their services are on the website.
- University of Connecticut
UConn, located in Storrs and founded in 1881, is the state's flagship institution
of higher learning. It is a major land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant, research University with over 16,000 undergraduate students at the Storrs campus. The University also has schools of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. Information about visiting the campus and applying are on the website.
- University of New Hampshire
UNH, located in Durham, was founded in 1866. It is the largest school in the University System with about 13,000 students altogether. UNH is a land, sea, and space-grant institution. There are 600 faculty members. Graduate programs are available in most of the disciplines at UNH including an interdisciplinary Master of Liberal Studies program. Prospective students can apply online.
- West Virginia University
WVU is a public, land-grant institution
established in 1867, and located in Morgantown. There are over 27,000 students and 1870 faculty members. 35% of the degrees awarded are graduate or professional degrees. The WVU School of Pharmacy is considered one of the top 10 in the country; there are also schools of law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, & journalism. Application information on the website.
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
UM is the Land-Grant University for the State of Minnesota. It is also a major research institution. It was founded in 1851 and has four campuses, the Twin Cities being the largest. There are over 51,000 students. UM plays in The Big Ten and in NCAA Division I sports. One of its more prominent Institutes is the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
- University of Kansas
Since its founding, this university has embodied the aspirations and determination of the abolitionists who settled on the Kaw River in August 1854. Their goals were to ensure that the Kansas Territory entered the union as a free state, and to establish a university in the new State. Nearly 150 years later, KU is a major public research and teaching institution
of 28,000 students and 2,600 faculty members on five campuses (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina).
- Oklahoma State University
Founded in 1890, Oklahoma State University at Stillwater is a land-grant, coeducational public research university. It is the flagship institution
of the Oklahoma State University System.
- University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi opened its doors to students in 1848, and for 23 years 'Ole Miss' was Mississippi's only public institution
of higher learning. For 110 years, it was the state's only comprehensive university.
- SVA NYC
The School of Visual Arts is a fine arts and graphic design school in New York City. Starting as a trade school with 3 instructors and 35 students, SVA has grown into a dynamic, multidisciplinary institution
with more than 1,000 faculty members and over 4,000 student body members, representing 44 states and 71 foreign countries. For more than 60 years, the College has been an integral part of New York City's cultural life.
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