Amr Ezzat Salama

Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities

CV summary

Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama is Secretary-General of the Association of Arab Universities. He is also Professor of Structural Engineering in Helwan University, Egypt. He has worked as professor of civil engineering and chair of the university’s Centre for Technology Development, stressing Egypt’s need to boost the science and technology sector, especially in the fields of biotechnology and information technology. He promotes closer research ties between universities and industry, as well as greater public understanding of science. He received the State Award for Science in engineering science in 2012. He is holder of a PhD in Structural Engineering from Heriot-Watt University and a Master’s in Maritime Civil Engineering from Manchester University.

Formerly, Dr. Salama was the Counsellor of The American University in Cairo (AUC). In this role, he acted as the focal point between the Egyptian Authorities and AUC Administration.

Dr. Amr is also the Former Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt. He was also the Former member of the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament of Egypt) and head of its housing committee.



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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