Dubai Women’s Campus

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)-Dubai Women’s Campus (DBW) was founded in 1989, when it began with only 145 students taking classes in a converted Dubai car showroom.

The first batch of enterprising young ladies led the way for women in the UAE, not only by getting an education, but by making pioneering steps to join the predominantly male workforce after graduating.

Today, 28 years later, DBW has a state-of-the-art campus spread over 350,000m2 of cultivated land, with 2600 students enrolled, and offers Bachelor’s degrees in six academic programmes – Applied Communications, Business, Computer Information Science, Education, Engineering Technology & Science and Health Sciences.

DBW students are inspired and encouraged to attain high standards in the academic field, as well as in the community.  We are proud of our students who have been recognized, over the years through competitions and awards, for their high level of achievement.  Some of their more recent successes include:

  • 1st place at Gulf Traffic Awards 2014
  • 2nd place in the Global Management Challenge – UAE 2014
  • 2nd place at Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development National Day Competition 2014
  • Abu Dhabi Industry Awards 2013, 2014
  • Best m-Government Award for University students 2014
Director
Dr Tarifa Al Zaabi
Year Opened
1989
Enrolments
2837 (Semester 1, 2015)
Credentials Awarded
11550
  • DBW Celebrates Successful Partnerships with Industry & Community

    DBW Celebrates Successful Partnerships with Industry & Community

      The HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) held its annual Takreem Partners Awards Ceremony on May 23, which honoured employers and community partners for their outstanding support of the college during the 2016-2017 academic year. Each year, the ceremony recognizes employers who support ...

  • DBW Community Celebrates Successful Year with Takreem Iftar Event

    DBW Community Celebrates Successful Year with Takreem Iftar Event

    The HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) organized an Iftar gathering under the “Takreem” initiative for its faculty, staff, and their families, to celebrate and acknowledge their achievements throughout the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, Director of DBW, presented the awards ...

  • DBW CIS Students Explore Cutting-Edge Computer Networking Technologies at Etisalat

    DBW CIS Students Explore Cutting-Edge Computer Networking Technologies at Etisalat

    Computer Information Science (CIS) Bachelor degree students, majoring in Networking, from the HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) grasped a wonderful opportunity to get firsthand insights into Etisalat’s network services for the UAE, when they visited the Etisalat Academy. The field trip was ...

  • DBW Students Get First-Hand Career Advice from Industry Experts

    DBW Students Get First-Hand Career Advice from Industry Experts

    The HCT-Dubai Women’s campus’s (DBW) Academic Services team recently organized its annual CV Clinic Week for students, to assist them in developing high-quality CVs and to make them more eligible for jobs in the local market place.   The CV Clinic Week ...

  • DBW Students Channel the Spirit of Giving

    DBW Students Channel the Spirit of Giving

    Applied Media students at the HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) took the liberty to engage with the Year of Giving Retreat by live tweeting their propositions for the Year of Giving initiative through the hashtag #الخير_فيكم_كليات_التقنية. The Giving Retreat was part of ...

  • DBW Business Students Get Primer on Management Consulting at Boston Consulting Group

    DBW Business Students Get Primer on Management Consulting at Boston Consulting Group

    HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) senior students, studying Advanced Strategic Management, gained valuable industry insights into strategy consulting when they visited the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) Middle East headquarters in Dubai. The Boston Consulting Group is a premiere strategy advisory organization that ...

  • All Aboard! DBW Students Jump on Cultural Train to K-Town

    All Aboard! DBW Students Jump on Cultural Train to K-Town

    As a part of an initiative to encourage students to explore other cultures and share knowledge and strengthen cultural awareness, the Korean Club at HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) organized an entertaining cultural event entitled “K-Town”. The event, created entirely by students ...

  • DBW Students Engage with Industry Experts at Programme Choice Day

    DBW Students Engage with Industry Experts at Programme Choice Day

    The HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) Career Advising team recently organized a Programme Choice Day for over 150 Foundations students, who were introduced to the wide variety of majors offered at DBW for the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition, students were given ...

  • DBW Students Urged to Enroll in Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Scholarship Program

    DBW Students Urged to Enroll in Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Scholarship Program

    More than 150 HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) students, from all academic programmes, recently participated in an informative session about the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Scholarship Program (SMSP), led by Dr. Laurie Behringer, SMSP Senior Director. The SMSP offers a select cohort ...

  • DBW Launches Inaugural Digital Volunteer Fair with ‘Spirit of Giving’ Theme

    DBW Launches Inaugural Digital Volunteer Fair with ‘Spirit of Giving’ Theme

    Under the theme of ‘Spirit of Giving’, the HCT-Dubai Women’s campus (DBW) launched its first Digital Volunteer Fair from January 25-29, 2017. The Volunteer Digital Fair aimed to instill a desire and eagerness for volunteering among students and to encourage them ...

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