With state-of the-art facilities and excellent support services, The Institute of Applied Technology offers Career-based Technical Education (CTE) in English at the secondary and tertiary levels. The institute’s seven campuses are located in the United Arab Emirates at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaima and Al Fujairah; with its directorate located in Abu Dhabi. In addition, IAT encompasses higher learning start-ups in aviation, logistics and nursing. The Institute was founded in 2005 through Royal decree of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Abu Dhabi as a corporate body with full financial and administrative independence.
Institute of Applied Technology is entering a period of growth and expansion and given its short history (IAT has been established in 2005) there is an urgent need for agile, innovative responsiveness to both internal and external circumstances, opportunity and change. Furthermore, recent exposure to external accreditation standards have revealed some gaps in the Institute government that need to be addressed. In response to these challenges, IAT Senior Management, with guidance and support from Board of Trustees, have undertaken a major effort to establish a governing model that allows for an efficient and effective academic decision making process that is responsive as well as participatory.