Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D)
Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) is a center for academic scholarship, research and policy analysis on access to knowledge for development in Egypt and the Arab world. A2K4D promotes multi disciplinary research meant to further conceptualize and investigate the economic, legal, political and social issues confronting access to knowledge in Egypt and the region. Based on solid theoretical foundations, A2K4D research offers rigorous empirical analysis of public policy in areas as diverse as ICTs, software, health, trade, education, culture and agriculture.
The AUC Forum applies respected academic standards to the analysis of policy-oriented issues. In addition, the AUC Forum highlights issues that bridge the Middle East and the wider world. To this end, the AUC Forum, alone or in collaboration with national, regional, and international institutions, holds conferences, international workshops, and panels on timely topics crucial to the region and the world in the twenty-first century.
Center for Migration and Refugee Studies
The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) was first established in 2000 as the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies program (FMRS) and was expanded in 2008 into a Regional Center encompassing all forms of international mobility, whether voluntary or forced, economic or political, individual or collective, temporary or permanent. CMRS activities include graduate education, research and outreach activities. CMRS offers a Master of Arts in migration and refugee studies, a graduate diploma in forced migration and refugee studies. The CMRS research program includes a systematic and comparative inventory of the situation regarding migration and refugee movements across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as in-depth studies of emerging issues in the region. CMRS outreach includes disseminating knowledge on migration and refugee issues beyond the university’s gates, as well as providing a range of educational services to refugee communities in Cairo.
Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)
The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) helps Egypt face the challenges of sustainability. It integrates all the AUC schools and research bodies to develop innovative, creative and achievable green solutions for the challenges facing the sustainable development of Egypt and the region.
The Center for Translation Studies (CTS)
The Center for Translation Studies is a research facility that fosters collaborative outreach programs and research in translation and translation studies within an interdisciplinary context.
Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
The Institute for Gender and Women's Studies is a multipurpose and interdisciplinary research center that serves scholars interested in gender and women's studies in the Middle East/North Africa, South Asia and Africa.
Economic and Business History Research Center (EBHRC)
The Economic and Business History Research Center (EBHRC) was established in early 2004 with the goal of creating a repository of primary recordings of first hand accounts to Egypt’s contemporary history with special emphasis on economic and business history. In a country rich in events and history and comparably poor in transparency and in accessibility of records, the centre perceived its task as capturing the untold history, the stories and narratives locked up in the memories of people.
El Khazindar Business Research and Case Center
El Khazendar Business Research and Case Center provides world-class case studies and other educational services offering students outstanding participant-centered learning tools. KCC's services are dedicated to developing top caliber students, connecting businesses and students in the region and ultimately contributing to the betterment of the society through academic research and practical applications.
John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement and Responsible Business
Established in honor of AUC's former president, the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement and Responsbile Business consolidates university activities aimed at encouraging engaged citizenship and service and promotes philanthropic giving in the Arab region. Combining learning, research, service and advocacy, the center works to expand the boundaries of philanthropy, moving it beyond charity toward social justice and development.
Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism
The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism is home to the oldest and most respected graduate journalism program in the Arab world. It was founded in 1985 by Professor Emeritus Abdallah Schleifer with the generous support of AUC board member Sheikh Kamal Adham. The center has since graduated some of Egypt’s most distinguished television figures, and alumni can be found on all the region’s major satellite channels and stations, including Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Future TV, AlHurra, ONTV and BBC Arabic, and in many of the region’s leading newspapers.
Middle East Studies Center (MESC)
The American University in Cairo's Middle East Studies Center draws upon various methods and disciplines of study. The interdisciplinary nature of the Area Studies program provides students with exposure to a variety of curricula. Students are given the unique opportunity to study the Middle East through an array of historical, sociological, political and economic frameworks.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research serves as a catalyst for independent research in American studies both within the university and with the outside community by providing intellectual and information resources to support those wishing to study the United States more fully.
Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment
RISE serves as a multidisciplinary institute dedicated to promoting research in sustainable environment in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa. Housed on the New Cairo campus, RISE carries forward the Desert Development Center’s (DDC) legacy and many of its research and training activities. The institute represents a reaffirmation and strengthening of AUC’s commitment to sustainable environmental education and research in Egypt and the region. Building on the accomplishments of the DDC in natural resource management, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture in desert areas, RISE has the expanded mission to promote sustainability in a diversity of environments in Egypt and the region, including rural and urban, desert and temperate, through applied research, education and training programs. RISE operates a research station and outreach center for educational programs, technical training and community services at Sadat City. On campus, the institute is designed to provide new opportunities for AUC students to learn and engage with the environment and related sustainability issues. RISE research facilities on campus provide students with a living learning laboratory in which to seek solutions to real-life resource and environment problems.
The School of Business Financial Center
The School of Business Financial Center is dedicated to enhancing financial education and academic research through integrating hands-on financial services practice into financial concepts and fulfilling the need for real and timely financial data flow. The center’s role has encompassed designing and delivering innovative programs and services including research-support workshops, online trading simulations and specialized certification programs. It has also fostered research by providing researchers with access to world-class portfolio of financial databases and statistical software packages. More than 3,000 students, faculty, researchers and professionals have benefited from the center’s resources and activities since it was established in 2006.
Social Research Center
The Social Research Center conducts and encourages multidisciplinary social science research in Egypt and the Arab region, trains researchers, guides and assists graduate students, scholars and organizations engaged in social science research in the region.
Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center
The Science and Technology Research Center supports a variety of nanoscience and technology- oriented projects. Research activities are centered around generic imaging, analysis and fabrication equipment and focus on nanomaterials characterization and design and fabrication of micro-opto-electromechanical systems.