Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology

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Higher Institute for Applied Science and Technology (HIAST)
المعهد العالي للعلوم التطبيقية والتكنولوجيا
HIAST emblem
Type Public university
Established 1983
Director Maher Souleiman
Location Damascus and Aleppo, Syria
Publications Magazine Afkar and various academic books ( see publications section in the website).
Website www.hiast.edu.sy

The Higher Institute for Applied Science and Technology (HIAST) (Arabic: المعهد العالي للعلوم التطبيقية والتكنولوجيا‎‎) is an engineering and technology institute in Damascus, Syria.


HIAST was established in 1983. Its aim is to qualify personnel in order to conduct scientific and technological research in all applied sciences and technology fields, so they can participate in the scientific and economic process in Syria. HIAST provides opportunities to make progress in applied research fields by joining courses to be awarded the degree of specialized Diploma, Master and Doctorate.

HIAST extends the scientific applications which it conducts in cooperation with several public and private bodies in Syria. It also executes joint projects at the regional and international levels to transfer technology and exchange experience.[1]

HIAST is authorized to award high scientific degrees like:


HIAST has been established to be top institute in Syria 1983. It kept its ranking as top institution in Syria since its establishing except few years.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Imad Abdel Ghani Sabouni - Minister of Communications 2007-
  • Omran Kouba, mathematician - former director of HIAST (2002-2004), former director of the National center for curriculum development,(2014-2015).[3]
  • Nidal Chamoun - theoretical physicist[4]


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