The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport is an affiliate to the Arab League that was established in 1972. The Academy comprises four main colleges which offer a wide variety of specializations: the College of Management and Technology, the College of Engineering and Technology, the College of Maritime Transport and Technology and our most recent addition, the School of Computing and Information Technology. Around 15,000 students are currently enrolled in these colleges.
The Academy’s learning philosophy is echoed in its name. The term “Technology” was purposely added to reflect the Academy’s emphasis on the “know-how” rather than the “know-what” in its learning approach. In 1999, the AAST was awarded the ISO 9001 from the D.N.V after developing and implementing its quality assurance system in its colleges.
In 1992, the College of Management and Technology was founded. Its establishment came in response to the Academy’s desire to create a source of knowledge and skills for the business sector and professionals. Around 5000 students have graduated from the College of Management and Technology. Over 5000 students are currently enrolled in it.
In addition, the AAST offers several higher diplomas, Master Programs, as well as DBA and Doctoral degrees in the specializations available in its colleges. In fact the AAST was the first to launch a DBA program in the region. The College of Management and Technology introduces up-to-date knowledge and practices into its curricula, and offers its programs in different formats to meet the needs of targeted enrollees. The College places great emphasis on promoting the ethical maturity and on developing the analytical and interpersonal abilities of professionals.
Believing in its role towards the society, the College of Management and Technology founded the Training and Development Initiatives (TDI) that provides the society with a variety of training and consultancy services. Working under the umbrella of the College of Management and Technology, TDI is committed to delivering first-rate quality services and promoting ethical maturity and leadership responsibility in a continuously evolving global environment.