An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose.
Often they are research organisations (research institutions) created
to do research on specific topics. An institute can also be a
professional body, or one involved in adult education, see Mechanics'
In some countries institutes can be part of a university or other
institutions of higher education, either as a group of departments or
an autonomous educational institution without a traditional university
status such as a "university Institute". (See
Institute of Technology)
The word "institute" comes from the
Latin word institutum meaning
"facility" or "habit"; from instituere meaning "build", "create",
"raise" or "educate".
In some countries, such as
South Korea and Japan, private schools are
sometimes referred to as institutes, rather than schools. In Spain
secondary schools are referred to as institutes.
United Kingdom and Isle of Man
United Kingdom and the
Isle of Man
Isle of Man the term "institute" is a
protected word and companies or other organizations may only use the
word if they are "organisations which are carrying out research at the
highest level or to professional bodies of the highest standing".
Furthermore, if a company is carrying on a business under a different
name to the company name, that business name must comply with the
Business Names Act. Use of the title "institute" requires approval
from the Secretary of State. Failure to seek approval is a criminal
Courses & Training
Chair (Polish academic department)
List of policy institutes
Some Institutes for Advanced Study
^ 'Sensitive words' FAQ on Companies House website
^ 'Business Names - GBF3, guidance on Companies House website Archived
2008-09-13 at the Wayback Machine.
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