Office of the President

Office of the President

The Office of the President facilitates the President’s communication within Deraya and beyond.


President Alaa K. Ashmawy has extensive experience in higher education and engineering research management.
Alaa’s leadership experience includes a proven record of accomplishments in change management & digital transformation, collaborative online and blended learning, cross-disciplinary academic partnerships, capacity building for university faculty and professionals, and quality assurance in higher education. Through financial aid and scholarships, Deraya’s 2nd President Alaa improved the socioeconomic variety of the student body.

University President
Alaa K. Ashmawy,

President's message

Dear all, on my own behalf and on behalf of the academic and administrative body of the University, I am pleased to welcome you all. I hope a Deraya is the beginning of your journey to build your future. I am confident it will prove to be the most memorable and important time in your life. Your Journey at Daraya will further define the person you will become and enhance the person you currently are intrinsic. I will be very supportive and encouraging during your time at University. I will always help Deraya's students with good advice beyond just academic learning, but I have to tell you success will not be easy. You have to keep knocking on the door of success over and over again. You have to get up and keep knocking until the door opens wide. In the future, you're going to look at your time in college with lots of love and lots of nostalgia, and you might say, That were the most beautiful days of your life. We will be proud to hear you say that. But let me tell you the truth, it's up to you. To always make the most beautiful days those that have not yet come. I wish you would. I wish you much excellence and success.

Alaa K. Ashmawy,

Sectors that Follow the University President

President’s Office

Research and Graduate Studies

Legal Counsel

Information Technology

Institutional Planning & Development

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