Technical Education

Founded in 1997, the Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training (CERT) is the commercial arm of the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) and provides education, training and applied technology. The company is the largest private education provider in the Middle East and is developing projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Other vocational and technical educational centers include:

  • The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) was established in 1983 to disseminate knowledge in the banking field and contribute towards the development of human resources in the banking and finance sector by providing standardized professional training and educational programs. Two of the three diploma programs offered by the institute are in collaboration with prestigious educational institutions overseas.
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) which was established in 2005, is a research and teaching institution focusing on public policy in the Arab world. MBRSG aims to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.
  • Emirates Aviation University (EAU) was established in 1991 by the Department of Civil Aviation, initially to provide aviation-related training to private students and corporate organizations. EAU now offers students a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the fields of Aviation, Engineering, Business and also certificates and professional training courses.
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