Professor Ashraf M. Salama is Chair in Architecture, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Head of the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England. He is co-Director of the UNESCO/UIA Validation Council for Architectural Education and was part of the expert committee that drafted the UNESCO-UIA Charter of Architectural Education in 1996. Professor Salama has chaired and led three schools of architecture over the past 25 years Cairo-Egypt, Doha-Qatar, and Glasgow-Scotland. He is an honorary professor at the University Putra Malaysia and has held tenured and visiting positions in Europe and the Middle East. He holds B.Sc. MSc. and PhD in architecture and has received his education at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.
Achieving more than £2.0 million funded research, Professor Salama has published over 200 research articles in the international refereed press including authoring and editing 17 books. His recent books include: The Routledge Companion to Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South (2023), Influence and Resistance in Post-Independence Egyptian Architecture (2022), Transformative Pedagogy in Architecture and Urbanism (2021/09), Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies (2020), Spatial Design Education (2015/16), Demystifying Doha: On Architecture and Urbanism in an Emerging City (2013/16), Architecture Beyond Criticism: Expert Judgment and Performance Evaluation (2014). He is the chief editor of the Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research and is the UIA 2017 Recipient of Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism.