Abdullatif AlShamsi

Member Since 2022

Abdullatif AlShamsi

President and CEO

Higher Colleges of Technology

United Arab Emirates

Professor Abdullatif AlShamsi is the current President and CEO of the Higher Colleges of Technology. Prof. AlShamsi is Principal Fellow (PFHEA) from Advanced HE in UK, received his Ph.D. from Duke University, USA in 1997 and received his master and Bachelor degree from Boston University. Previously, Prof. AlShamsi was the Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT) for seven years, where he established Applied Technology High Schools, Fatima College for Health Sciences, and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic. At UAE University, he was appointed an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research. Prof. AlShamsi has more than seventy research publications in world-class scientific journals and international conferences. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullatif_M._Al_Shamsi


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June 1st, 2022

Building The Campus Of Tomorrow

We don't need our campuses to become the next Blockbuster or Kodak—these brick-and-mortar structures need us to bring people back to campus, and the hyper-hybrid campus might be that attraction.


Higher Colleges of Technology

The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is the UAE’s largest applied higher educational institution, with over 23,000 students attending modern, technology-oriented men's and women's campuses throughout the UAE. The HCT has a strong reputation for embedding innovative teaching and learning methods and technologies in its pedagogy, and is at the cutting-edge of the UAE's drive to modernize and diversify the economy towards one that is primarily knowledge-based. As a result, HCT’s teaching methods and technology usage are the most modern available, and focus on student engagement, achievement, growth and success.


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