President's News


AUC's Board of Trustees Votes Unanimously to Renew President Ricciardone

The American University in Cairo’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to renew President Francis Ricciardone for a second four-year term, effective July 1, 2020. At its May board meeting in New York, the Board commended President Ricciardone for his leadership of the institution.

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Presidential Encounters

Left: Merna with Ambassador Ricciardone at age 7; Right: Merna with President Ricciardone at Centennial International Day 

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President Ricciardone and Udacity COO Clarissa Shen announce the partnership

Udacity and AUC Announce Partnership

AUC and online educational platform Udacity are partnering to bring tech curriculum onto campus next year.President Francis Ricciardone announced the partnership at the RiseUp Summit on the Greek Campus Saturday, noting that it is in line with the University’s mission to be a global, forward-looking institution that benefits the country.

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Student Clubs, Organizations Awarded for Distinguished Contributions

In an annual event held to celebrate the outstanding achievements of participants in clubs and organizations on campus, AUC students received 20 awards ranging from Outstanding Academic Association and Best Collaboration to other honorary awards.

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Undergraduate Commencement: Students Celebrate Milestone, Al Ghurair Receives Honorary Degree

Yesterday’s undergraduate commencement ceremony saw the graduation of a total of 634 students, of whom 108 were distinguished as cum laude, 114 as magna cum laude, and 130 as summa cum laude. His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, CEO of Mashreq Group and chairman of the board of trustees of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from AUC in recognition of his leadership and philanthropic contributions.

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The ECDC program has boasted an employment rate of 85% among beneficiaries over the project’s lifespan. In total, the three universities now house 14 certified Career Development Facilitators as part of the ECDC program.

AUC's Employability, Career Development Centers Project Celebrates Years of Service

After five years of activity, AUC’s Employability and Career Development Centers (ECDC) project is celebrating its widespread impact.Through the project, AUC’s Career Center acted as a model as a model for the three centers established at Ain Shams and Suez Canal universities. The centers have served more than 40,000 students at these universities, boasting an employment rate of 85 percent among beneficiaries over the project’s lifespan. In total, these universities now house 14 certified Career Development Facilitators as part of the ECDC program.

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