Sustainable Green Campus

Sustainable AUC

AUC is supporting academic research to address climate change, but we also know it’s just as important to create a sustainable environment at home.  

We tackle sustainability from every angle; decreasing the University's carbon footprint, promoting environmental research and education, implementing recycling programs and raising public awareness.  In order to carry out these projects, AUC has established the Office of Sustainability, the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE), a Center for Sustainable Development.

 

Sustainable Campus

AUC has taken several measures to foster a “clean and green” campus environment from developing a sustainable trash management system and building the University’s first extensive green roof. 

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CARES

CARES: Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability is a result of the merger of the Center of Sustainable Development (CSD) and Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE).

AUC's Sustainable Campus Day and Farmer's Market invites the University and local communities to learn about green initiative

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Egyptology Enthusiast: An Old Soul in New Cairo

Historically and until today, AUC has served as a popular destination for international students interested in learning Arabic, studying Egypt’s long and diverse history, or just looking for an adventure. One of AUC’s current international students is Jayme Reichart, an American pursuing a master's in Egyptology and currently working as a teaching assistant for Lisa Sabbahy, assistant professor of Egyptology, and Fayza Haikal, professor of Egyptology.

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Welcoming New Student Scholars, Honoring Achievers

Recognizing its distinguished scholars, AUC held a ceremony welcoming its 120 newest scholarship students, who hail from 26 Egyptian governorates and multiple countries, including Somalia, Yemen and the West Bank. The event also honored returning scholarship students who demonstrate an excellent academic record and was an opportunity for new students to network with scholarship alumni and learn from their experiences. 

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AUC’s New Legal Guide Sunanda Holmes

Law and compliance are the backbone of any institution. This is why AUC brought in Sunanda Holmes, the University's first General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. President Francis Ricciardone introduced Holmes to the AUC community declaring, "Dr. Holmes will bring unique and extraordinary experience and expertise to help AUC advance from very good to truly great as we enter our centennial year."

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Neighborhood Initiative

The establishment of a Neighborhood Initiative on AUC's Tahrir and New Cairo campuses presents an opportunity for AUC to reflect on place-based strategies that combine elements of civic engagement and anchor strategies relevant to the region.

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A New Take on Old Water

AUC's Adham Ramadan, Amal Esawi and their students develop a cost effective and more efficient hybrid membrane for water desalination plants using carbon nanotubes.

AUC's Carbon Footprint 2013

The potentially stark consequences of climate change for Egypt have led The American University in Cairo (AUC) to undertake the first carbon footprint study of an institution of higher education in the Middle East and North African region (MENA).This study also responds to concerns about the sustainability of AUC's own operations.

Building a Green Future

Khaled Tarabieh, assistant professor in the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, talks us through AUC's faculty housing, one of the first ...