Welcome to Fall 2022
September 4, 2022
Dear AUC Community,
Today marks the official start of the 2022-2023 academic year. I take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to campus. For those who are returning, I hope you will extend customary Egyptian warmth and AUC hospitality to new faculty, students and staff joining us for the first time this semester. Our campus is enriched by the knowledge of those who have depth of experience and the new ideas and fresh perspectives of newcomers.
I had the opportunity to meet last week an outstanding group of new faculty who span 21 departments and nine nationalities. In addition, this year we welcomed a record number of international students since before the pandemic. Our incoming freshman class includes top-performing students from governorates across Egypt and from around the world.
As we kick off the year, we have much to look forward to as we ease our way — cautiously and with constant monitoring — out of the pandemic-shaped world we have become accustomed to for the past few years. We will be sharing and discussing our plans and priorities for the year ahead in the coming weeks. I encourage you to engage in these discussions, and contribute your ideas and energy. AUC’s continued success and the unique mission we serve depend on each of us and our collective drive to excel in everything we do.
Together, we can foster an enabling culture and service mindset that are the necessary foundation to realizing AUC’s full potential and intellectual promise as Egypt’s and the region’s leading University.
I wish you a productive and successful academic year and look forward to seeing you on campus.