CERT was established to accomplish two essential purposes of national importance:
To make the intellectual and educational resources of the Higher Colleges of Technology available to the community and the region at large.
To contribute to the growth and development of an applied research culture in the UAE leading to a national capacity to contribute to the growing body of knowledge world wide.
To achieve these two imperatives, CERT has built international alliances with leading institutions of learning and research, and developed practical business relationships with leading multinational corporations and UAE governmental agencies.
This vision in turn fosters technology, the start up of entrepreneurial joint ventures, and the expanding of the depth, breadth and quality of education.