Caltech seeks answers to “impossible” questions, discovers new knowledge, and leads the way into the future.
Recruit and attract promising and accomplished scientists who are explorers, pioneers, and inventors.
Emphasize fundamental science; promote high-risk, high-reward research; and solve complex scientific and societal problems
Intellectual & Creative Freedom
Cultivate an entrepreneurial environment and crossdisciplinary collaborations sustained by technical, human, and financial resources.
Unique Educational Experience
Provide a rigorous curriculum integrated with extensive opportunities for research and faculty interaction.
Jet Propulsion Lab
Propel space exploration and advanced instrumentation development with research and faculty appointments and the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS).
Caltech is one of the world’s leading science and engineering research institutions due to a proven strategy of attracting top-caliber scientists and scholars and providing an environment in which they can thrive.