Since its inception, HCT has focused on meeting the needs of the local economy and community while at the same time meeting international benchmarks and accreditation standards.  In this process, HCT has established active and dynamic links, partnerships, collaborations and relationships with major companies and organizations in the UAE. It has done likewise with many of the world’s leading universities and organizations, such as the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Waterloo, Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University College London, IBM, Boeing, Siemens, TERI, University of Melbourne and the Asia Pacific University-Japan.