Dean & Vice Deans

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tamer El Khorazaty

Dean Academic Affairs

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cornelia Redeker

Vice Dean Academic Affairs
Cornelia Redeker (1972) studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Politech Cologne, Germany and the Berlage-Institute in Rotterdam see more
Cornelia Redeker (1972) studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Politech Cologne, Germany and the Berlage-Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was assistant professor at the Chair for Urban Design and Regional Planning at TU Munich while developing her PhD research on the topic of Urban Flood Integration along the Rhine in an interdisciplinary research project at the TU Delft Water Research Centre. With her office CO/R Cities on Rivers Research+Development she has worked as a consultant for urban development and upgrading projects in the flood plain of the Rhine and the Nile.

Since 2012 she is associate professor for Architecture and Urban Design at the German University in Cairo where she is focusing on the topics of landscape-based urban design strategies framed by the urgencies of water and land scarcity in Egypt. Together with Hazem Fouad, she co-founded the Nile Islands Initiative (Nil) in 2013. Nil is an interdisciplinary platform to map, protect and activate the spatial qualities of the Nile islands in the context of increasing urbanization.

Assoc. Prof.Thomas Loeffler

Assoc. Prof. Building Technology
Head of Department
Vice Dean Student Affairs

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hussam Salama

Assoc. Prof. Architecture & Urban Design
Head of Department
Dr. Hussam Salama is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design. He did his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and has received his Master see more
Dr. Hussam Salama is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design. He did his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and has received his Master of Architecture and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. Prior to that, he earned Master and Bachelor degrees in architectural engineering from Cairo University. His research focuses on urban development in the Middle East during the era of Globalization. He also investigates the nature of public spaces in cities in the region. Dr. Salama held several teaching and research positions at the University of Southern California, Harvard University, Qatar University, and the British University of Egypt. He currently teaches architecture design studios, Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Economics, and Urban Sociology courses at the GUC.

Selected Publications:
Salama, Hussam (Forthcoming). Formation and Transformation of Tahrir Square. In Saliba, Robert. Conceptualizing Boundaries: Urban Design in the Arab World, Ashgate,
Salama, Hussam (2014). Places of Flows in Globalizing Middle Eastern Cities. Architecture and Art. Issue 25 & 26, Autumn 2013.
Salama, Hussam (2013). Dubai in a World of Flows.” International Journal of Architectural Research. Volume 7, Issue 2, July 2013.
Salama, Hussam (2013). Tahrir Square: A Narrative of Public Space. International Journal of Architectural Research. Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2013
Salama, Hussam (2012). Tahrir Square: Between Local Traditions and Global Flows. The International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) Conference. Portland, USA.
Salama, Hussam (2012). Places of People Flows: Learning from Dubai. The 3d Gulf Research Meeting. Cambridge University, July 2012
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