Vision And Mission | Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology

Vision And Mission

HIAST was established in 1983 to provide highly-qualified engineers and researchers in applied sciences and technology, so they can actively participate in the scientific and economic development process in Syria.

HIAST awards the Engineering Diplomas (5 years undergraduate) in Communication, Informatics’ Systems, Electronic Systems, Mechatronics, Materials Science and Engineering, and in Aeronautics. Applicants to HIAST engineering cycle should be among the top 15% of high school students. HIAST does not focus on excellence in its academic environment, but also it offers an excellent social environment for the students through its student residence, restaurant, sport facilities and other cultural activities that help students having a great experience at HIAST.

HIAST offers also seven Master programs (2 years postgraduate, “by-research” academic masters): Communication Systems, Control and Robotics, Informatics and Decision Support Systems, Big Data Systems, Optical Science and Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.  Besides, HIAST awards the PhD degree in Communications, Informatics, Control Systems and in Materials Science and Engineering.

In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate programs at HIAST, a continuous research and development activities are undertaken by HIAST engineers and researchers working in different departments, laboratories and technology centers that HIAST encloses. Some of these R&D activities are undertaken in collaboration with national and international universities, research centers & organizations.