Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC or the Institute) is a philanthropically endowed academic computer science institute dedicated to basic research and graduate education in computer science. Its mission is to achieve international impact through world-class research and education in fundamental computer science and information technology. The Institute is distinctive to the American educational scene in its unique combination of graduate education and endowed research.
TTIC was founded by the Toyota Technological Institute (TTI) in Nagoya in Japan, which is a small private engineering school with an endowment provided by the Toyota Motor Corporation. TTI established TTIC as an independent computer science institute with the intention of creating a world-class institution. There is a close collaboration between TTIC and TTI Japan.