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Institute of Applied Technology

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Item Details
School name Institute of Applied Technology
Type of institute government non-profit school
Curriculum or Student Nationality UAE, Islamic
Qualifications or Courses
Head of school Dr Abdullatif Alshamsi (Director General)
Executive body or owner Abu Dhabi government
Date founded September 2005
Number of students (approx) 4300
Number of staff (approx)
School area, location map Al Ghusais / Al Qusais - location map
Postal address PO Box 92559, Dubai, UAE
Telephone +971-4-2122888
Fax +971-4-2580008
Website www.iat.ac.ae (new window)
School fees structure
Teacher salary range 8,000-10,000 dhs per month (estimate only)
Student satisfaction rating
3.5 stars from 82 votes.
Parent satisfaction rating
3 stars from 13 votes.
Teacher job satisfaction rating
(by teachers, not about teachers)
2 stars from 55 votes.
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29 December 2007
Institute of Applied Technology teaching jobs (December 2007)

Do some investigation before accepting a job here - the place has a poor reputation amongst expats as a place to work, with complaints about management, poor student discipline, lack of resources, misleading salary offers, difficulties finding accommodation. Accommodation allowance is 35,000-60,000 dhs per year (paid monthly) depending on emirate, and is insufficient to find a good quality apartment (forget trying to find a villa unless shared).

IAT grew out of the Technical Schools, which was mostly a rebranding exercise and a new website (both www.iat.ae and www.iat.ac.ae point to the same site). IAT was originally intended to be run by the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), a tertiary level institute with a reasonably good reputation for the most part, but at the last minute that contract was cancelled and management of the IAT was handed over to the UAE military. Quality of education for students is variable and probably depends mostly on the motivation of individual teachers, which seems to fade very quickly soon after starting work at the IAT.

The thinking behind the foundation of the schools is admirable - bring in experienced teachers and managers from overseas to improve the education system in the UAE. Unfortunately, something seems to have been lost in the implementation of the idea. To say the least.

IAT also run several specialised programs:

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Institute of Applied Technology Dubai      +971-4-2122888   secondary  UAE UAE MOE   
Last update 12 September 2010
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