The 1st International Conference on Drug Design & Discovery: Dubai, February 3 - 6, 2008

Higher Colleges of Technology


The Higher Colleges of Technology is the largest higher educational institution in the United Arab Emirates with the current enrolment exceeding 16,000 students, all UAE nationals.

Since the establishment of its four founding colleges in 1988, the Higher Colleges of Technology have become well respected for innovative learning in the United Arab Emirates. Across the UAE today, in the cities of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Fujairah and Madinat Zayed, the sixteen HCT men's and women's modern campuses offer an impressive range of programs – over 80 different programs at four different credential levels – Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor and Masters degrees. About 10,000 of the current students are female.

The HCT celebrates its 20th year of operations this year with many strategic new initiatives to further expand and enhance its operations in quality and in increasing access. HCT has awarded over 37,000 credentials in their first two decades. These graduates have gone into the UAE employment market, making a significant impact on sustainable economic and social development of the country.


HCT is committed to maintaining the highest quality in all its programs, and has a rigorous program quality assurance system (PQAS) in place for this purpose. As part of the PQAS, the HCT Learning Model defines eight graduate outcomes which are to be achieved through each program, and these are evaluated annually. HCT places a strong emphasis on international accreditation and benchmarking of professional programs.

Enhanced of learning

New skills and teaching techniques are regularly incorporated into the colleges' programs and courses . All students learn in a technologically sophisticated educational environment that encourages development of the independent and life-long learning skills necessary for success in a fast changing world. Emphasis is on student-centered, hands-on, technology enabled and workplace relevant teaching-learning practices.

Programs in English

Over 80 different programs are delivered in English: Business, Communication Technology, Education, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences and Information Technology. All programs are designed in consultation with business and industry leaders to ensure that the skills students learn are job-relevant and to high standards.


HCT graduates have developed a reputation throughout the UAE for their technical and communications skills and for their adaptability to actual workplace conditions. Because of this, HCT graduates are eagerly sought by organisations looking to build their workforce with young Emiratis who are capable of operating effectively in today's global business environment.

A mix of theory and practice

All students must undertake a period of work placement or internship or practicum in order to graduate from a Diploma, Higher Diploma, Bachelor or Masters Degree program.

Industry links

Strong ties to business and industry result in large numbers of HCT graduates finding rewarding employment. Many organisations have entered into partnerships with the HCT to provide training and development programs - these include Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Shell through their Intilaaqah entrepreneurship program . Industry links have led to the establishment of HCT's commercial arm, the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT). The centre is involved in strategic alliances with a number of multinational organisations to collaborate on a full range of business and technology solutions.

Global awareness: events, conferences and exchanges:

HCT places significant emphasis on preparing students for a globalized workplace. The UAE national students are provided many and varied opportunities to become conversant with international best practices in their professions and understanding of other cultures. Major international conferences such as Education Without Borders and Festival of Thinkers are organized by HCT to meet this objective. Also, HCT has entered agreements with several institutions around the world to send the students to different countries for work placement, language training and cultural visits.

Eureka Science Ltd.

Eureka Science Ltd (based in Sharjah, U.A.E) has emerged as an innovative and dedicated international conference organizers and exhibition management specialists. In a competitive market, we offer a unique range of conference management services, strengthened by our core values of quality, efficiency and knowledge in client service.

Our Services…

  • Congress Organization

    Below is a summary of the services we offer when organising a congress:

    Research / Planning: caters to the development of the scientific program from the participant data base in direct collaboration with the organizers and speakers to meet the anticipated deadlines and objectives.

    Financial planning: providing solutions involving preparation and follow up of the budget, budget control & payments, finances & accounting services, handling the invoicing and payment collection.

    Sponsoring: providing advice and assistance for sponsoring and subventions, preparing sponsorship documents: design, production and distribution, contracts and invoicing, regular reports on sponsor status and organization of exhibitions

    Marketing & Promotion: providing web design & website maintenance services, preparation of conference material: design, printing, handling & shipping, contact and exchanges with specialized media partners.

    Registration Management: managing registrations (both online & offline), managing registration fee payments (both online & offline), coordinating confirmations and details to participants and handling cancellations.

    Reservation: making arrangements regarding venue search, reservation and site inspection, hotel recommendations/reservations, organisation and reservation of audio-visual services and equipment.

    Program Administration: managing direct mailing and ensuring communication with registered delegates, preparation of conference documents: design, printing and handling programs, abstract books, managing abstracts and paper submission, badges and conference bags, organization of posters sessions, translations, providing and organizing additional staff on site, organization of coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and social program, registration desk: handling of delegate bags and badges, coordination on site and quality control, transportation.

  • Exhibition and Sponsorship Management

    Below is a summary of the services we offer when organising an exhibition:

    • Providing advice and assistance for exhibition and sponsorship opportunities
    • Budgeting, finances and accounting
    • Venue search & site inspection: preparing floor plans and exhibition space distribution
    • Identifying potential exhibitors and sponsors
    • Identification and development of a client data-base in direct collaboration with the scientific organizers
    • Managing direct mailing
    • Providing web design and website maintenance: floor plan and list of exhibitors
    • Email and Direct contact with potential exhibitors / sponsors
    • Preparing sponsorship and exhibition contracts/proposals
    • Production and handling of exhibitors manual
    • Booking exhibition and sponsorship space
    • Direct communication with registered exhibitors
    • On-site assistance for exhibitors
    • Logistics solutions
    • Practical organization for exhibitors: hotel recommendation/reservation, coffee breaks, lunches, dinners and social program

  • Contact

  • Executive Suite Y - 26
    P.O. Box 7917, Saif Zone
    Sharjah, U.A.E.
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