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AUC, UNESCO New Blended Learning Online Course Empowers Arabic Teachers

December 12, 2018, Cairo – Aiming to increase high-quality on

AUC Press Awards Omaima Al-Khamis the 2018 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

December 11, 2018, Cairo –At a ceremony held tonight at

AUC V-Lab Celebrates the Graduation of the Startup and Fintech Accelerators Showcasing Products and Services of 13 Startups

December 6, 2018, Cairo – The Venture Lab (V-Lab) at The American University in Cairo (AUC)’s School of Business celebrated yesterday the graduation of the 11th cycle of the Startup Acceleration Program and the fifth cycle of the FinTech Acceleration program.

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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

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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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abet

Scientific Success: Actuarial Science, Biology Fill Niche

AUC's undergraduate actuarial science and biology programs recently received specialized accreditation by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET for a six-year duration, the maximum period for accreditation. This milestone accomplishment is an official recognition that both programs meet the rigorous standards established by ABET and the criteria for accreditation: students, program educational objectives, student outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities and institutional support.

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Bahia Shehab

An Artist Amplified

Bahia Shehab, associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at AUC, recalls feeling "liberated" the first time she spray-painted a wall in Cairo. “It was a beautiful moment,” Shehab said.

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Mona Hussein

Inside the Creative Force of Mona Hussein

News@AUC got the opportunity to sit down with one of Egypt’s leading interior designers and jury member for the AUC-TAMEER Water Tower Competition, Mona Hussein ’83, to learn more about her goals, why she decided to pursue interior design, her advice to future AUC graduates and more. Hussein is the founder and director of Mona Hussein Design House (MHDH) and Mahally. Both companies offer a wide range of design services, including interior, landscaping and product design, architecture and branding.

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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

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

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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

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