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

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Scientific Success: Actuarial Science, Biology Fill Niche

AUC's undergraduate actuarial science and biology programs recently received specialized accreditation by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET for a six-year duration, the maximum period for accreditation. This milestone accomplishment is an official recognition that both programs meet the rigorous standards established by ABET and the criteria for accreditation: students, program educational objectives, student outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities and institutional support.

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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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Mona Hussein

Inside the Creative Force of Mona Hussein

News@AUC got the opportunity to sit down with one of Egypt’s leading interior designers and jury member for the AUC-TAMEER Water Tower Competition, Mona Hussein ’83, to learn more about her goals, why she decided to pursue interior design, her advice to future AUC graduates and more. Hussein is the founder and director of Mona Hussein Design House (MHDH) and Mahally. Both companies offer a wide range of design services, including interior, landscaping and product design, architecture and branding.

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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 ...