Located in Cairo, in the heart of the Middle East, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. 

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Board of Trustees

AUC’s trustees constitute a governing board that is responsible for the overall direction of the University.



AUC's president, Ahmad S. Dallal, is the chief executive officer of the University and oversees all its operations. The president provides leadership and supervises the strategic actions that advance the overall direction, vision and values of the institution.  

Ehab Abdelrahman


Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC's chief academic officer, is responsible for shaping and implementing the University’s academic vision, building the size and quality of its faculty, and ensuring that the quality of research and education are at par with the University’s mission and goals.



AUC History

AUC is making history every day. Learn about landmarks in AUC’s history, since its founding in 1919 until today.


AUC Timeline

The American University in Cairo was founded in 1919 and for its first 27 years it was shaped by its founding president, Dr. Charles A. Watson.

AUC New Cairo

Then and Now

The University has evolved from a small community college to a world-class university.

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, printable mapjogging and cycling map and our directional map.


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, to arrange a tour.

Facts and Figures

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Years Serving Egypt and the World

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Partner Universities from 40 Countries


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Strategy Management and Institutional Effectiveness

Strategy Management and Institutional Effectiveness comprise different functions that work together to advance AUC’s mission and promote effective decision making.

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Campus Life


AUC operates within the framework of a 1975 protocol with the Egyptian government, which in turn is based on a 1962 cultural relations agreement between the Egyptian and US governments.

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AUC’s Global Accreditation and Ranking

In Service of Egypt

In 2019, The American University in Cairo will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Honoring our past and looking to the future, our vision for sustaining AUC’s identity as Egypt’s global University is as clear as ever. For nearly a century, our most distinguishing asset and greatest competitive edge has been our global identity — an identity built on the fact that AUC has powerfully attracted the world to come to Egypt.

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In Service of Egypt