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AVCC report The most prominent such university in each state founded the Australian Technology Network a few years later.Since the mid-1990s, the term has been applied to some technically minded technical and further education (TAFE) institutes.A recent example is the Melbourne Polytechnic rebranding and repositioning in 2014 from Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.These primarily offer vocational education, although some like Melbourne Polytechnic are expanding into higher education offering vocationally oriented applied bachelor degress.The oldest German Institute of Technology is the Braunschweig University of Technology, founded in 1745 as "Collegium Carolinum".Another exception is the École Polytechnique, which has educated French élites since its foundation in 1794.Famous examples are the Istanbul Technical University, ETH Zurich, İYTE, Delft University of Technology and RWTH Aachen, all considered universities.
In several countries, like Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey, institutes of technology and polytechnics are institutions of higher education, and have been accredited to award academic degrees and doctorates.
In the UK a binary system of higher education emerged consisting of universities (research orientation) and polytechnics (engineering and applied science and professional practice orientation).
Polytechnics offered university equivalent degrees mainly in STEM subjects from bachelor's, master's and Ph D that were validated and governed at the national level by the independent UK Council for National Academic Awards.
Such emergence of so many upgraded polytechnics, former vocational education and technical schools converted into more university-like institutions has caused concern where the lack of specialized intermediate technical professionals lead to industrial skill shortages in some fields, being also associated to an increase of the graduate unemployment rate.
This is mostly the case in those countries, where the education system is not controlled by the state and any institution can grant degrees.
A number of polytechnics providing higher education is simply a result of a formal upgrading from their original and historical role as intermediate technical education schools.