The system of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is a community of more than 23,000 students and 2,000 staff based on 17 modern, technology-enhanced campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, Madinat Zayed, Ras Al Khaimah, Ruwais and Sharjah, making it the largest higher education institution in the UAE.
Founded in 1988 by Federal Decree the HCT has developed rapidly where it has a well-respected reputation for innovative and hands-on, workplace relevant teaching and learning methodologies, which are based on practical, experiential learning.
HCT offers many different, work-relevant, English-taught programmes in Applied Communication, Business, Computer & Information Science, Engineering Technology & Science, Health Sciences and Education at various levels. All programmes are designed 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. Over 60,000 academic credentials have been awarded to its graduates since 1991.