Mission and History
Founded in 1919, The American University in Cairo is a leading English-language, U.S.-accredited institution of higher education. Its diverse community of students, faculty, alumni, trustees and generous supporters represents more than 60 countries.
The University programs are rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to the challenges facing our region and the world. It also offers globally recognized professional, competency-based education in English to meet the needs of the dynamic Egyptian and broader regional economies.
AUC has the largest English-language academic library collection in Egypt, three modern theaters and 12 cross-disciplinary research centers. The University’s modern, 260-acre New Cairo campus constitutes a visionary investment in the future of Cairo, Egypt and the region — a state-of-the-art facility for advanced research, innovative teaching, lifelong learning and civic engagement.
Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, AUC is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution.