Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Announces the ‘Al Jaber Dean of Construction Engineering’


HE Sheikh Nahyan signs agreement to establish the “Al Jaber Dean of Construction Engineering” at HCT

Release date: 25 February 2009


Al Jaber Group signed a agreement with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), aimed at establishing the ‘Al Jaber Dean of Construction Engineering’ to provide students with opportunities to develop skills and careers in the construction sector.

The Agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi by HE Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology, and H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group.

Through the agreement, HCT will set up the ‘Al Jaber Dean of Construction Engineering’ fully sponsored by the Al Jaber Group. “We are committed to developing UAE nationals in playing a key role in the UAE construction industry,” said H.E. Obaid Khaleefa Jaber Al Murri, Chairman of Al Jaber Group.

“These corporate chair appointments permit the HCT to recruit and retain world class specialists for teaching and research positions. These experts provide state of the art curriculum and perform applied research for the benefit of both National students and UAE industry” stated Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor, Higher Colleges Technology.

The Al Jaber Dean in Construction Engineering will work with other deans of instruction, academic program supervisors, and engineering faculty from across the organization. The incumbent will review, design, and develop state-of-the-art construction engineering programs that meet the needs of students and industry. The position will promote best practices, monitor and improve academic standards, evaluate student performance, facilitate faculty development, and develop relationships across the system and in the community.

The HCT and the Al Jaber Group have also agreed to explore additional initiatives to enhance construction engineering education for National students in the UAE, which is the leader among the GCC countries in construction projects