Faculty and Research
The faculty of AUC is a highly qualified group of academics and professionals who are committed to finding innovative ways to meet the educational needs of AUC students. The university’s full-time faculty is complemented by an extensive adjunct teaching staff and frequent visiting lecturers. With small classes, a faculty to student ratio of one to 12 and an emphasis on hands-on training, faculty members serve as guides and partners in the learning process. This close interaction leads to a symbiotic relationship where both the professors’ and students’ academic experiences are enriched.
AUC’s full-time teaching faculty is primarily American and Egyptian, in addition to citizens from about a dozen other countries. By drawing from the national universities, business and professional communities and the Egyptian government, AUC has recruited a well-qualified part-time faculty. These academics, business leaders, journalists, government officials and professionals bring their practical experience to the classroom. The exchange of ideas also takes place on a more informal basis as academic departments and student organizations invite experts from a wide range of professional fields to give lectures and demonstrations during the weekly assembly hours and in the evenings.
To augment its educational and cultural offerings, the university established a Distinguished Visiting Professor Program which brings to campus a number of eminent scholars, writers and artists for short-term lectureships or workshops.
Through their research, AUC's faculty members make worthy contributions in their fields and produce work that advances the understanding of world issues with a special emphasis on the Arab region. Faculty members also coordinate the university’s renowned interdisciplinary research centers.
Beyond students and research, our faculty members have always been active in their communities, whether it is AUC, Cairo or the world. Through literacy classes for AUC support staff, work with underprivileged Cairo residents and environmental activism, among many other examples, faculty members are engaged in the regional and global issues that matter to them.
Formalizing Informal Settlements
Solution to Pollution