In 2008, AUC made history with the establishment of a new “designed from scratch” campus in New Cairo, laying the groundwork for a vibrant future of spirited intellectual dialogue, leading innovation and community building. This groundbreaking move set the tone for the evolution of a diverse and robust University community dedicated to serving Cairo, Egypt and the region. 

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Indigenous trees were grown at the AUC Desert Development Center


Smart Classrooms


Laboratories outfitted with cutting-edge lab equipment


Treated water to irrigate the campus

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President Ricciardone

The New Cairo Campus was built to the highest international standards, while drawing from a number of cultural traditions reflective of our identity as Egypt’s global University. As we celebrate a remarkable 10 years since our journey from Tahrir Square, we are proud of all we have accomplished here, and we look forward to another decade of growth, service and institutional excellence. 

Francis J. Ricciardone, AUC’s president

Few universities in the world have the chance to do what AUC is now doing. We are building an entirely new campus that began not long ago with a vision and a blank sheet of paper.

David Arnold, President of AUC 2003 - 2010

We will look back at the end of this decade, proud to have built this new campus and confident that future generations of Egyptians and Americans will be well served by what we have done.

John D. Gerhart, President of AUC 1998 - 2003

AUC New Cairo Background

AUC New Cairo was built using 24,000 tons of reinforcing steel, as well as 115,000 square meters of stone, marble, granite cladding and flooring. More than 7,000 workers worked two shifts on the construction site.

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AUC New Cairo Architects

In 2009, AUC received a special award from the Urban Land Institute for the construction and design of its New Cairo Campus, selected from among 39 entries representing 17 countries.

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State-of-the-Art Campus

Check out the state-of-the-art facilities at our 260-acre, award-winning green campus.

AUC New Cairo

Designed to accommodate 5,500 full-time students and 1,500 faculty and staff, AUC’s $400 million, 260-acre campus is technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive. 

Campus Map

Campus Maps

AUC’s 260-acre, state-of-the-art campus is technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive. Check out our interactive map, jogging and cycling map and our directional map.

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Campus Tours

AUC offers on-campus tours at select dates during the academic year and the summer. Interested high school students and their parents can email enrolauc@aucegypt.edu, to arrange a tour.

AUC is the only university in the region featured in the UNEP's Greening Universities Toolkit

AUC's Green Campus: Global Exemplar of Sustainability in UN Universities Toolkit

AUC’s sustainable campus practices have been featured in the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Greening Universities Toolkit as a global example of a green, low-carbon institution. AUC is one of only two universities from Africa featured in the toolkit.

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AUC has been named to The Princeton Review's 2015 Green Colleges Guide

AUC Only College Outside North America in Princeton Review Green Guide

AUC is the only higher education institution outside of North America that has been named to The Princeton Review’s 2015 Green Colleges Guide, which highlights the “most environmentally responsible ‘green’ colleges.” There are 353 colleges listed: 347 are in the United States, five in Canada and AUC is the only one in Egypt.  

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AUC Only College Outside North America in Princeton Review’s Green Guide for Third Consecutive Year

For the third year in a row, AUC is the only higher education institution outside of North America to be featured in The Princeton Review’s 2017 Guide to Green Colleges.

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