Foreword: Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan

Introduction

The vision and leadership of our late president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, served as the inspiration for the establishment of the Higher Colleges of Technology in1988. Now, after 19 years of institutional and academic success,we salute his vision and express our gratitude for his strong and unwavering support. With Sheikh Zayed’s encouragement, we have established an institution worthy of his high expectations and reflective of the value he always placed on the education of the sons and daughters of the United Arab Emirates. It is, therefore,appropriate to express our pride and satisfaction that these colleges will always stand as a tribute to his wisdom and his leadership.I am delighted to write the foreword to this anthology that celebrates the 20th year of the Higher Colleges of Technology. I am very pleased that the anthology contains entries from prominent authors — some of whom helped establish the Colleges 19 short years ago.

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