Founded in 1988 with four campuses, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) has grown to be the UAE’s largest applied higher educational institution, gaining a well-respected reputation for innovative and job-focused experiential learning.

Approximately 23,000 students attend 16 modern, technology-oriented men's and women's campuses throughout the UAE. HCT offers a wide range of academic programs in Applied Media, Business, Computer Information Science, Education, Engineering Technology & Science, General Academic Requirements and Health Sciences.

These programs are relevant to the UAE’s fast growing economy and ensure that HCT students have job-relevant, 21st-century skills. All courses are a hybrid blend of innovative, academic studies and work-relevant programs.

In March 2019 the HCT launched its “HCT 4.0 Employability and Beyond” initiative, which consists of three pillars - “Technical Leaders”, “No Emirati Left Behind” and “Graduate Companies”. This plan is in line with the UAE leadership’s directives announcing UAE public and private universities as free economic zones. Visit


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