Polytechnic education is designed to provide a sound higher level of cultural and technical education, develop a capacity for innovation and critical analyses and inculcate theoretical and practical scientific knowledge and its application to exercising professional activities.
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Emulated in Prague, Vienna, Zurich, and in German technical schooling, as well as the Royal Institute in London patronized by Prince Albert, the trajectory of polytechnics was very different in the United Kingdom and countries following the same model (Australia, New Zealand, Hong King and Singapore) compared with elsewhere.
In United States, Renssellaer School in Troy was founded in 1824 by itinerant science teacher lecturer Amos Eaton and philanthropist Stephen Van Renssellaer, the curriculum focused on teaching children of farmers and mechanics how to apply science to everyday life.
In 1833 the school was renamed the Rensselaer Institute and emphasized civil engineering and aimed to model college after European polytechnic schools.