Higher Colleges of Technology
Founded in 1988 by Federal Decree the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the largest higher educational institution in the UAE, having a well-respected reputation for innovative learning. Over 19,000 students attend 17 modern men’s and women’s campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Fujairah and Madinat Zayed/Ruwais. HCT offers over 90 different, English-taught programs in Applied Communications, Business, Engineering, Information Technology (IT), Health Sciences and Education at various levels. All programs 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 48,000 academic credentials have been awarded to its graduates. The HCT has established dynamic relationships with UAE companies and organizations and the world’s leading universities and organizations.