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AUC Signs Academic Agreement With Harvard University

November 4, 2018, Cambridge – The American University in Cairo (AUC), recently

In Cairo Review Issue: A Special Report on the Middle East Refugee Crisis

October 29, 2018, Cairo – In the latest issue of The Cairo Review of Global Aff

AUC Signs Academic Agreement with King's College London

October 28, 2018, London – The American University in Cairo (AUC) has recently

HAPPENING@AUC

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Photography Permits

The media unit assists photographers in getting original shots of AUC’s campuses, faculty, staff and students for media purposes and when appropriate.

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For the fifth consecutive year, AUC is one of the top 3 to 5 percent of higher education institutions worldwide that are included in global rankings

Media Interviews

The media relation unit office arranges for media interviews, whether print or TV, with AUC experts. 

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Noha Bakr ’87, 91’, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Political Science: "It might look bleak. However, there are also opportunities among all of [Egypt's economic] challenges

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AUC Egyptology Unit at the Isis temple at Philæ

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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AUC's Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has reaffirmed its accreditation of AUC through the 2026-2027 academic year.

Funding Change: The Bartlett Fund for Critical Challenges

What problems do you want to solve? The new Bartlett Fund for Critical Challenges will fund targeted research, enabling AUC students to address regional challenges and develop policy solutions. Learn more about the fund and what it aims to accomplish from Richard Bartlett and President Francis Ricciardone.

Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman in Yahdoth fe Masr

Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman is featured in MBC Masr's Yahdoth fe Masr (Happening in Egypt), highlighting the University's recent agreement with Harvard, its community outreach and international impact.

The history of the Palace Building at AUC's Tahrir Square campus dates back to the 1870s. Photo courtesy of the  AUC University Archives

History

AUC is making history every day. Learn about landmarks in AUC’s history, from its founding in 1919 until today.

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Facts and Figures

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About AUC

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. 

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Hassan is a winner of the #AUCinBloom photo contest, showcasing the New Cairo campus in full spring bloom

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Rehab Saad

Director, Media Relations

tel: +20.2.2615.3705
mobile: +20.10.6881.5048
rehabsaad@aucegypt.edu

Dena Rashed

Assistant Director, Media Relations

tel: +20.2.2615.2383
mobile: +20.12.8000.9078
dena.rashed@aucegypt.edu