HCT President & CEO

Dr. Abdullatif M. Al Shamsi

President & CEO, Higher Colleges of Technology

Dr. Abdullatif AlShamsi

Dr. Abdullatif AlShamsi is the current Vice Chancellor for the Higher Colleges of Technology as per Federal Decree (29) for 2015.  He received his Ph.D. from Duke University, USA in 1997 and received his master and Bachelor degree from Boston University.  Previously, Dr. AlShamsi was the Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) for seven years, where he established Applied Technology High Schools, Fatima College for Health Sciences, and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic.

He started his career at UAE University as associate professor, then he was appointed an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research.  Later, he founded a University-wide Internship and Work Integrated Learning.

Dr. AlShamsi has more than thirty-five research publications in world-class scientific journals and international conferences.  His latest publications a series of books published in Arabic titled: The Make of Education.