Sustainable Green Campus

Sustainable AUC

AUC is supporting academic research to address climate change, but we also know it’s just as important to create a sustainable environment at home.  

We tackle sustainability from every angle; decreasing the University's carbon footprint, promoting environmental research and education, implementing recycling programs and raising public awareness.  In order to carry out these projects, AUC has established the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES)–a result of the merger of the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) and the Research Institute for Sustainable the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE), a Center for Sustainable Development.

 

Sustainable Campus

AUC has taken several measures to foster a “clean and green” campus environment from developing a sustainable trash management system and building the University’s first extensive green roof. 

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CARES

CARES: Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability is a result of the merger of the Center of Sustainable Development (CSD) and Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE).

AUC's Sustainable Campus Day and Farmer's Market invites the University and local communities to learn about green initiative

NEWS@AUC

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Constructing Culture

AUC is nearing the completion of the first phase of the new Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). Located at AUC's Tahrir Square campus, the TCC's inauguration is set to take place next month, in tandem with the launch of AUC’s yearlong centennial celebration.

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International Universities Visit

International Universities Visit AUC

The Afghanistan University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) is designed to help Afghanistan’s higher education professionals effectively manage the growth of tertiary education while improving academic quality. This is part of the two-year partnership between Herat University (HU) and the University of Denver (DU) that began in November 2016. 

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Bahia Shehab

An Artist Amplified

Bahia Shehab, associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at AUC, recalls feeling "liberated" the first time she spray-painted a wall in Cairo. “It was a beautiful moment,” Shehab said.

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Neighborhood Initiative

The establishment of a Neighborhood Initiative on AUC's Tahrir and New Cairo campuses presents an opportunity for AUC to reflect on place-based strategies that combine elements of civic engagement and anchor strategies relevant to the region.

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A New Take on Old Water

AUC's Adham Ramadan, Amal Esawi and their students develop a cost effective and more efficient hybrid membrane for water desalination plants using carbon nanotubes.

AUC's Carbon Footprint 2013

The potentially stark consequences of climate change for Egypt have led The American University in Cairo (AUC) to undertake the first carbon footprint study of an institution of higher education in the Middle East and North African region (MENA).This study also responds to concerns about the sustainability of AUC's own operations.

Building a Green Future

Khaled Tarabieh, assistant professor in the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, talks us through AUC's faculty housing, one of the first ...