HE Dr Abdullatif AlShamsi
President and CEO of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
Prior to his current role. Dr AlShamsi was Managing Director of the Institute of Applied Technology for seven years, where he founded Applied Technology High Schools, Fatima College for Health Sciences, and Abu Dhabi Polytechnic. Formerly he was Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UAE University, where he was also Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, and led efforts to establish the Internship and Work Integrated Learning Programme. He has authored more than 35 publications in scientific and peer reviewed journals and his latest book is titled ‘The Making of Education’. He earned his Masters and Bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.