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Galala University (GU) is a new “4th generation” National Egyptian university, consolidated by the Decree of the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt issuing Law No. 12 of 2009 Regulating Private and National Universities and the executive regulations. Operating since October  2020, Galala University (GU) is offering bachelor’s degree programs in multiple disciplines like; Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Engineering, Computer Science, Administrative Sciences, Art and Design, and much more.

Galala University(GU)  is a student-centric community where students get the chance to choose between 17 fields of studies and  37 unique programs that will suit their passions, and guarantee them promising careers in the future. All of the programs feature advanced curriculums that guarantee academic excellence and are integrated with practice-based learning to secure an optimal learning process. 

The programs are delivered by distinguished and highly qualified academic staff of various nationalities, who work on guiding our students academically and practically to help them respond to global challenges in each field. 

Galala University (GU) is the first Egyptian university to provide dual degree programs from a top-ranked American University- Arizona State University (ASU). Galala Univerity (GU) is setting a new standard of higher education in Egypt. Galala University (GU) now provides opportunities for students to access high-quality educational content from Arizona State University (ASU), the #1 university in the U.S. for innovation.

Through the GU-ASU partnership, students are able to earn an Egyptian Bachelor’s degree and an American Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in areas like Business, Computer Science, and Engineering.

Dual degree students get the full experience of studying at ASU in Egypt, through a shared curriculum, faculty, and full access to their digital resources. They also get the chance to study at one of ASU’s campuses in the USA. This experience was designed to fit the aspirations and mentalities of new generations while preparing them to excel and disrupt local and global markets.

The GU learning experience also includes the best learning environment for students in order to enhance their abilities to get involved, connected, and grow. GU Campus is smart, fully integrated with state of art facilities that allow students with different interests to pick up and develop healthy and fruitful habits. 

Facilities at the GU include E-Learning facilities with the latest technology preparing them to be capable of facing the outside world with its high competitiveness in the international job market. The campus features more than 50 state-of-the-art labs equipped with the latest technology and tools. In addition to medical care provided through the on-campus clinic.

Galala University’s (GU) unique geographic location in Galala city, 700 meters above sea level, inspires students’ talent and imagination and provides an enjoyable learning experience. Galala City is one of the most magnificent tourist attractions because of its distinctive climate. The city welcomes different nationalities every year. Its extensive facilities include a Water Sports City, Mountain Hotel, and Cable Car.

At GU, we provide our students with fully serviced accommodation rooms for males and females at very reasonable prices. The dorms are equipped with free WI-FI internet access, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. GU male and female students stay in single rooms to ensure applying all safety and health precautionary measures.

Dual Degree Opportunities

Students are able to earn an Egyptian Bachelor’s degree and an American Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in areas like Business, Computer Science, and Engineering.

Student Centric Community

Students can choose between 17 fields of studies and  37 unique programs that will suit their passions, and guarantee them promising careers in the future.

Global Learning Approach

Programs feature advanced curriculums that guarantee academic excellence, and they are integrated with practice-based learning, to guarantee an optimal learning process.


Our mission is to build a welcoming, inspiring and stimulating academic environment which acts as a development hub for the community and enriches wider society through the quality of its graduates and the impact of its research.


An internationally recognized and excellent innovative learning and research community committed to making the world a better place.

Strategic Goals

Primary Goals

  • To create an excellent, sustainable academic and non-academic experience for our students.
  • To enhance the life chances of our graduates through our outcomes-based curriculum and our partnerships with employers.
  • To develop an inclusive and impactful research culture.
  • To develop effective partnership networks at local, regional and international levels.
  • To establish Galala University in the regional and global Rankings for Young Universities.

Enabling Goals

  • To achieve our student recruitment and retention targets.
  • To maintain the financial sustainability of the university.
  • To develop and implement an effective and efficient marketing and communications operation.
  • To create an effective faculty and staff development program.
  • To build a SMART University on a SMART campus.

Galala University President

Prof. Mohamed El-Sayed El-Shinawi (M.B.B.CH., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D, FACS) is Galala University’s  president. He is a Professor in the Department of General Surgery-Faculty of Medicine -Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Professor Doctor Mohamed EL-Shinawi is an advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He’s also an  adjunct Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Maryland University, Baltimore, USA. Dr. Mohamed El-Shinawi serves as a  Co-Chair of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Initiative “PRIMA Foundation, Barcelona, Spain” and a  Board Member of the National Training Institute. He’s appointed as a  Member of the UFM Bureau for Research and Innovation, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Consultant of General Surgery in several hospitals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Secretary General

Dr. Rana Zeidan

Secretary General

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Dr. Rana Zeidan is Galala University’s Secretary General since April 2022. Besides holding this post, she also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Galala University since 2020 and till present.

Dr. Rana Zeidan is also a member of more than one consulting committee across the country dealing with digital transformation, operation as well as strategic planning. She is a well-known figure in non for profit, sustainable development as well as charity work as she serves as the secretary general of ISMAOONA charity foundation and Elkholafaa Elrashedein association. She has been awarded in the Egyptian Volunteering Day for her initiatives to encourage volunteering among the Immigrant Egyptian Doctors in hospitals in rural areas in 2016.

Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Ehab Hassanien

Vice President for Academic Affairs.
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Professor Hassanein graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, in 1988. He
He received his M.Sc. in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1998.

Professor Ehab has published over 30 national and international papers and participated in multiple scientific activities. Besides his academic work, Professor Hassanien was appointed to several key positions. He was chief of the Endodontic Department at Ain Shams University (ASU) from 2011 to 2020. He was also appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee for the Promotion of Professors and Associate Professors. (2020-2022). He is currently the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs at Galala University, Dean of the field of Dentistry, and Acting Dean of Applied Health Sciences at Galala University.

Ahmed Hanno

Vice President for Student Affairs
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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hanno is an accomplished academic and leader in the field of art and design. Currently holding the positions of Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design at Galala University.

With an impressive educational background, Prof. Hanno completed his Ph.D. in Art Philosophy, specializing in visual communication and animation film creativity. He pursued this degree with the support of a scholarship from the German Exchange Program DAAD at Kassel University, Germany. Prior to that, he earned a Master’s Degree in Experimental Animation Films from Cairo University, Egypt, and started his academic journey with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Art & Design with a focus on Illustration and Animation Film, graduating with top honors from Cairo University.