In the 1980s (1980-1990) a group of Egyptians - comprising former senior officials, educators, businessmen, and industry - created the New Urban Communities Authority. It is a non-profit organization, but its aim was to assist the government and the private sector in reforming vast areas of the desert of Egypt. Soon this group realized the society’s need for an engineering education of a special nature which would be based on these new societies and would meet the need for increased efforts for reconstruction and industrialization in these societies. In 1988, the Higher Technological Institute opened its doors to students as the first engineering university education institute in Egypt.
The new institute was born strong and with great speed, it has grown, has grown in type and reputation, and now it has been established for more than 20 years, and it is still one of the most popular private engineering institutes in Egypt.
The vision of the Higher Technological Institute has always been to enhance its position as a world-class professional school that attracts prominent faculty and students. The institute will contribute to the development of Egypt and the whole region by providing education at the highest level and encouraging basic and applied scientific research that reaches the international level.
The mission of the institute is to provide modern, high-level educational programs, to encourage scientific research and creative activities at the hands of its professors and students, to establish strong relations between the academic and industrial establishment and to perform professional services that take into account Egypt's needs and circumstances, and even the needs and conditions of the region.
The institute prepares its students in an environment that challenges their abilities, sharpens their thinking, and continuously improves their levels of education, creativity, and leadership in their fields of specialization and gives them the ability to have a rich career.