It is my pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to the HCT-Abu Dhabi Men’s College for the 2015/2016 academic year.
As the father of the nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, emphasised, “Education is wealth”. Here at the Abu Dhabi Men’s College students will indeed enjoy a very ‘rich’ educational experience. Our Emirati students attend a truly world-class institution, well known in the Middle East and around the world for its innovative spirit, vibrant learning environment, high quality academic programmes and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. HCT is truly a great place to study!
The Higher Colleges of Technology has a very strong relationship with business, industry and government and all our academic programmes are professionally relevant and closely aligned with UAE industry needs.
Our close partnerships with industry results in HCT developing academic programmes that put our students at an advantage in the workplace. As a consequence, our graduates are in high demand even before they finish their studies, and 96% of our students are employed shortly after graduation.
At ADMC students will benefit greatly from our e-campus initiatives, which include mobile technology and laptop learning, online and blended course delivery, a fully wireless networked campus, e-classrooms and a state-of-the-art portal system; all inviting students to discover a new and exciting way to learn. In addition our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with many opportunities, such as:
- To greatly enhance their skills in communication, information literacy, problem solving, self-management, teamwork, leadership, global awareness and the subjects of their choice;
- To broaden students’ educational experience by organizing and participating in many major international conferences and initiatives that will allow them to meet and network with students, educational professionals, business people and leaders from around the world; and
- To develop personal growth through a wide choice of student activities including sports, games, voluntary community work, international events, entrepreneurial projects and more.
All of our students are urged to take full advantage of these opportunities to enhance their learning experience at the College and to support and enrich their future career paths. We are all here to learn and achieve, and while much of the students’ time will be spent striving for academic excellence, an equally important part of education is to broaden their horizons and develop the human understanding that they, as future leaders, will need to acquire.
Whilst at ADMC students will note and experience the high standard of performance and conduct that is demonstrated by staff and students alike. It is this quality in education that makes HCT a leader in higher education.
All HCT staff are committed to helping students to succeed and reach important career goals. By embracing our educational model, students will develop the lifelong independent learning skills necessary to become independent learners, and leaders, of the 21st century.
The ADMC is a partner and mentor in our students’ quest for excellence, instilling in them a determination to succeed, a commitment to strong work ethics and a can-do spirit.
Eng. Abdu Rahman Al Jahoushi
Director, Abu Dhabi Men’s College