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I feel like : Technological Educational Institute is wrong, and that it should be Technological Education Institute.

Please explain if I'm right/wrong, and why?

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If it's the name of an actual establishment, use the title the establishment itself uses.

There's nothing wrong in principle in using two subsequent adjectives ending in -al, but there's a difference in meaning between 'Technological Educational Institute' and 'Technological Education Institute'. The first describes an institute that is both technological and educational. The second describes an institute that provides technological education.

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