About HCT

Vice Chancellor’s Message

Dr Abdullatif Al ShamsiThe Higher Colleges of Technology has gained a well-respected reputation for innovative teaching and learning in the United Arab Emirates’ vibrant higher education sector. This ensures that our nation’s youth is given the opportunity to undertake comprehensive, applied education programmes which are directly aligned to the needs of the UAE’s workforce to build the knowledge-based society.

HCT’s mandate is to educate National students for the professional and technical careers necessary in a rapidly developing society, and to create a new generation of work-ready graduates who can contribute to the rapidly growing economy and fulfil the UAE’s Vision 2021.

As a leader in integrating technology into education that leverages best practices from industry, the HCT is able to provide our students with a rich, holistic education where a lifelong passion for learning is nurtured.

The HCT is an internationally recognised institution which, in meeting the demands and needs of employers and its students, offers a variety of applied academic programmes. These courses continue to provide our students with hands-on learning experiences and also give them opportunities to learn about their own culture while appreciating variances in other cultures.This website is a valuable tool for our stakeholders: students, parents, employers, and industrial partners to learn more about the achievements of HCT and what it can provide as it continues to meet the needs of the UAE.

Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi
Vice Chancellor