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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Alexandria University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Alexandria University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Alexandria University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Alexandria University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Alexandria University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Alexandria University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Ahmed Zewail and Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Alexandria University?” and “Which celebrities are Alexandria University alumni?”

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Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Politician, Physician
Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi, nicknamed the "Lion of Palestine," was the co-founder of the Palestinian movement Hamas along with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Rantisi was Hamas's ...more

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Zahi Hawass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Egyptologist
Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, ...more

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Ahmed Zewail is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Researcher
Ahmed Hassan Zewail is an Egyptian- American scientist, known as the "father of femtochemistry", he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the ...more

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Bahgat G. Sammakia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Mechanical engineer, Engineer
Bahgat G. Sammakia is an Egyptian-American mechanical engineer. He is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of both the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center and the Small Scale ...more

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Youssef Chahine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Youssef Chahine was an Egyptian film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif. A critically acclaimed director ...more

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Aziz Suryal Atiya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Professor Aziz Suryal Atiya was a prominent Coptologist who was a Coptic historian and scholar and an expert in Islamic and Crusades studies. Professor Atiya was the founder of the Institute of ...more

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Farouk Hosny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Farouk Hosny Politician
Farouk Hosny is an Egyptian abstract painter who was Minister of Culture from 1987 to 2011.

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Ibrahim Oweiss is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Economist
Ibrahim Oweiss is an Egyptian-born American economist, international economic advisor, and professor of economics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, United States.

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Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa Politician, Lawyer
Haya Rashed Al-Khalifa is a pioneering female lawyer and diplomat from Bahrain. As ambassador to France 1999-2004 she became Bahrain's first ever female ambassador. She is one of the first women ...more

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Mohamed Hashish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Mohamed Hashish Scientist
Mohamed Hashish is an Egyptian-born research scientist best known as the father of the abrasive water jet cutter.

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Mo Ibrahim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Engineer
Dr Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire. He worked for several other telecommunications companies before founding Celtel, which ...more

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Hisham Talaat Moustafa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Hisham Talaat Moustafa Businessperson
Hisham Talaat Moustafa is an Egyptian businessman who had been elected in 2004 to the Shura Council in the Parliament of Egypt. As the former chairman and former head of the Real Estate Branch ...more

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Mahmud Abouhalima is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Mahmud Abouhalima
Mahmud Abouhalima is a convicted perpetrator of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing. His red hair earned him the nickname Mahmud the Red.

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Rabai al-Madhoun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Rabai al-Madhoun
Rabai al-Madhoun is a Palestinian journalist, novelist and writer. He was born in the village of al-Majdal in Palestine, near Ashkelon in present-day Israel. His family was driven out of ...more

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A. I. Sabra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
A. I. Sabra
Abdelhamid I. Sabra was a professor of the history of science specializing in the history of optics and science in medieval Islam. He died December 18, 2013. Sabra provided English translation ...more

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Afaf Meleis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
Afaf Meleis
Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, is an Egyptian-American nursing scientist and educator. She is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Professor of ...more