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Deraya University

Deraya University in Minya Governorate was established in 2010 by Presidential Decree No. 91/2010 as the second private university in southern Egypt. Today, the university offers 7 undergraduate and 2 graduate programs through four colleges: Pharmacy, Physical therapy, Dentistry, and Business Administration. As an emerging higher education institution in Egypt, specifically in Upper Egypt, Deraya University is committed to upholding John Dewey's philosophy that "education is not a preparation for life; Education is life itself." We aspire to unleash the potential of our students as well as our graduates by exploring many areas of knowledge.


Our mission is to provide an avenue of high-quality modern higher education to Upper Egyptians, emphasizing active intellectual engagement, participation, and discovery, all within an innovative academic environment conducive to such learning.


Our vision is to benefit humanity through research and education-related activities. We educate to unlock the potential of our students and researchers to lead the change in their societies.


We continuously strive to be among the best in all we do “Teaching, Research,  Social Responsibility, and service to each other in our daily interactions.

Social Responsibility

We are always committed to learning more about the issues facing our society. We seek to apply our intellectual and creative abilities to address these issues and serve our community so that we can have a good long-term impact on development, business, the environment, and the community.

Strategic Pillars

  • Quality of Education
  • Institutional Effectiveness
  • Innovation

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Deraya University, New Minia

Hotline: 16283

Tel:  01271878682 – 01210968993 – 01090549902 – 0862110026

Fax: 086-2110032

student.admission@deraya.edu.eg    –    student.affairs@deraya.edu.eg  –  commuincation.center@deraya.edu.eg

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