auc tahrir square campus

AUC Tahrir Square

The historic AUC Tahrir Square campus is a landmark and cultural oasis in the heart of Cairo. A gathering place for lovers of literature, theatre and all forms of arts and culture, the campus includes the Tahrir Cultural Center which is an array of cultural activities, events and services that will serve the entire Egyptian community. The center’s mission is to spread, create and preserve culture and art. The campus also includes School of Continuing Education, AUC Bookstore, classrooms and a cafeteria.

Inside the Historic Palace, the building is Oriental Hall and Ewart Memorial Hall. Ewart has a long history of distinguished guests including Om Kolthoum, who performed there in 1937, prominent Egyptian intellectual Taha Hussein and top dignitaries, ambassadors, and intellectuals from around the world. Today, Ewart and Oriental halls continue to serve as the prime downtown destination for a range of conferences, lectures, seminars and public events held by the University.

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Tahrir Cultural Center

The Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) is located in the iconic AUC Tahrir Square Campus, offering an array of cultural activities, events and services.The center’s mission is to spread, create and preserve culture and art.

School of Continuing Education (SCE)

With 90 years of experience, SCE provides certificate programs, noncredit term-length courses and variable-length, customized courses to fulfill the continuing education needs of individuals and organizations in Egypt and the Middle East. 

Tahrir Library Service Point

Located on the third floor of the Falaki Academic Center in downtown Cairo, the library operates as an electronic library providing direct access to the AUC Library's online resources. 

AUC Bookstores

The AUC Bookstores deliver the highest quality of services to AUC students, faculty, and staff, as well as to the wider Cairo community and travelers to Egypt.

Classrooms           Cafeteria

Tahrir Square in Photos

Happening@AUC Tahrir Square

30 Mar

Time Machine Tahrir: Zaii Zaman

08:30 PM - 10:30 PM AUC Tahrir Square
Zaii Zaman is an ensemble that, as its name indicates, remains faithful to many traditions of Arabic music through the format of the ensemble and the music they perform.
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03 Apr

Ala Ray Al-Mathal

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM AUC Tahrir Square
Enjoy and learn about Egyptians' common expressions to convey deep knowledge about every aspect of life passed down through the years.
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10 Apr

Musalsalat: Now and Then

08:30 PM - 10:00 PM AUC Tahrir Square
An entertaining look at how Ramadan musalsalat series has evolved over the years with live performance of the most popular musalsalat songs.
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How It Began

The American University in Cairo began as a preparatory school. Its first class arrived in the fall of 1920 — fewer than 150 students following a curriculum that was equivalent to the last two years of American high school. Not until 1928 did it graduate its first university-level students: two earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and one a Bachelor of Science degree.

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Tahrir Cultural Center

The Story of the Premises Goes Way Back

The monumental premises that is now Tahrir Cultural Center has been a cornerstone of downtown Cairo for over 150 years This building has had a connection to education long before it turned into a university.

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Ewart Hall

Memories of Ewart Memorial Hall

Ewart Memorial Hall has been a cultural hub of downtown Cairo since it opened its doors in 1928, serving as a gathering place for lovers of literature, cinema, music and all forms of arts and culture. “Ewart Memorial Hall is not only one of the oldest AUC facilities; it is also one of the largest, and to many in Cairo, it is the locus of cultural activity,” Lawrence Murphy noted in The American University in Cairo: 1919 – 1987. For the full article, click here.

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