Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) provides post-secondary education to Emirati men and women at colleges located in eight cities across the United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Fujairah, Madinat Zayed, Ras Al Khaimah, Ruwais and Sharjah. The HCT’s 16 campuses range in size from 500 students, in smaller cities, to nearly 3,000 students, in the larger cities.

Founded in 1988, HCT has grown to be the UAE’s largest higher educational institution, with over 23,000 students attending the modern, technology-oriented men's and women's campuses. The HCT employs approximately 2,000 staff from over 60 different countries, who are able to share practices, ideas and cultures from around the world, thereby enriching our organizational culture.

With a reputation for embedding innovative teaching and learning methods and technologies in its pedagogy, HCT is at the cutting edge of the UAE's drive to modernize and diversify the economy towards one that is primarily knowledge-based. Teaching methods and technology are the most modern available and focus on student achievement.

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Key facts

  • 17 campuses
  • Over 23,000 students
  • 6 core divisions
  • 68 applied programs
  • 69 staff nationalities