About HCT

Chancellor’s Message

Mohammad Omran Al ShamsiWelcome to the website of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), one of the largest, most progressive and innovative places of higher learning in the United Arab Emirates.

During our 26th anniversary year, over 20,000 students attend 17 campuses throughout the UAE where they study over 40 different work-relevant, career programmes in Engineering Technology, Computer & Information Science, Health Sciences, Business, Applied Communications and Education. All programmes are designed on the principles of “Learning by Doing”, in consultation with business and industry leaders to ensure the students’ skills are job-relevant and to the highest standards.  Students learn in a technologically sophisticated, e-learning environment that encourages development of independent and life-long learning skills. HCT graduates are eagerly sought by employers as they are capable of operating effectively in today’s global business environment. To date HCT has awarded over 60,000 academic credentials.

The academic calibre of our teaching staff – professional educators who are at the forefront of their subject areas – and our innovative project-driven and student-based curriculum have raised the standards for those graduating and finding satisfying employment in business, industry and government.

The HCT stays abreast of new developments in technologies and learning systems so as to give our students the skills and attributes they need to succeed in a global work environment. We strive to develop graduates who are prepared for the future, ready for the changing needs of the workplace, and trained for a life of ongoing learning and professional success.

The HCT website is your window to an exciting world of teaching and learning in a dynamic environment. I invite you to explore why the HCT would be your first choice for a productive higher educational experience.

Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi
Chancellor