DID YOU KNOW?
Egypt was recently ranked the safest
country in Africa — higher than both the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Office of Safety and Security holds primary responsibility to secure access to the AUC campuses 24/7, and highly trained security personnel patrolling the grounds ensure the safety and security of our community. The 24-hour campus security hotline responds to AUC community members in need of assistance in case of emergencies, whether on or off campus.
Safety and Security
At AUC, we recognize that a university campus serves as the center of a student’s academic and cultural experience, and our Office of Safety and Security is committed to providing a safe, secure and welcoming campus environment for our global community of students from more than 50 countries.
AUC: A SECURE CAMPUS
AUC’s 260-acre technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive campus is located in the heart of New Cairo – a secure residential suburb in Cairo.
The University carefully controls access to its grounds and facilities to ensure the safety, security and well-being of all who work and study at, or visit the campus.
The gated campus requires personal identification passkeys to access the entrances and is equipped with comprehensive state-of-the-art security equipment and CCTV camera systems inside and outside AUC’s facilities.
To ensure the safety and well-being of study-abroad students at AUC, University procedures regarding student travel include gaining clearance from the Office of Safety and Security and providing accessible contact information prior to travel.
AUC housing for students is available, both on campus at the University residences and off campus at the faculty apartments, located five minutes away.
EGYPT: A SAFE EXPERIENCE
Egypt currently ranks level 2 on the U.S. Department of State’s four-level safety ranking travel advisory system, with level 1 including the lowest risk locations and level 4 the highest. Egypt is joined at level 2 by the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Brazil, Spain and China.
Egypt was recently ranked the safest country in Africa — higher than both the United States and the United Kingdom, coming in 16th out 135 countries worldwide, according to the 2018 Gallup Global Law and Order Report.
The return of a top program that has been part of AUC for half a century
As of 2017, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), the world’s premier intensive advanced Arabic program, which is hosted at AUC and managed by Harvard University, has returned to AUC. An assessment carried out by the Global Support Services office at Harvard University resulted in the return of the CASA fellows.
Here are some of our global partners who have selected AUC for their students’ study-abroad experience during the academic year 2017 – 2018:
Columbia | SIPA School of International and Public Affairs Gettysburg College
St. Olaf College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Bergen, Norway
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Leiden University, The Netherlands
Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Portugal Lund University, Sweden
Radboud University, The Netherlands
Université de Genève, Switzerland
Mohamed Ebeid, executive director for safety and security is responsible for the assessment and management of security risk elements, advising University administrators of the acceptability of such risk, ensuring compliance with all applicable security regulations, serving as University liaison with several regulatory agencies and assisting in preparation of interactions with local and international customers regarding security issues.
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 1,700 international students in the past five years
DID YOU KNOW?
More than 130 study-abroad agreements