Illinois Tech (Illinois Tech) is a private research university located in Chicago, Illinois. The name dates back to 1890 and was adopted in 1940 after the merger of the Armor Institute and the Lewis Institute. The university offers architecture, business, communications, design, engineering, industrial technology, information technology, law, psychology, and science. It is classified as “R2: Doctoral University-High Research Activities”.
Its history is rooted in several engineering and professional education institutions in the 19th century in the United States. In the middle of the 20th century, through the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the dean of the School of Architecture who designed the campus, it was closely related to the modernist architectural trend. The School of Design, the Chicago Kent School of Law and the Midwest School of Engineering also merged into the Illinois Institute of Technology.