Founded in 1988, Higher Colleges of Technology is a public higher education institution located in the small city of Al-Ain (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Abu Dhabi. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, Madinat Zayed, Ras Al Khaimah, Ruwais, Sharjah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.