Students

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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Leadership

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Board of Trustees

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

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President

Francis J. Ricciardone, AUC’s president, is leading AUC’s mission to be Egypt's global University. 

Ehab Abdelrahman

Provost

Ehab Abdel-Rahman holds the rank of full professor within the Department of Physics at The American University in Cairo.

History

History

AUC History

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

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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.

The history of the Palace Building at AUC's Tahrir Square campus dates back to the 1870s. Photo courtesy of the  AUC University Archives

Then and Now

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

Facts and Figures

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State-of-the-Art Campus

Check out the state-of-the-art facilities at our 260-acre, award-winning green campus.
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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. 

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Campus Maps

AUC’s 260-acre, state-of-the-art campus is technologically advanced and environmentally sensitive. Check out our interactive map, jogging and cycling map and our directional map.

Students

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 enrolauc@aucegypt.edu, to arrange a tour.

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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

Accreditation

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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Service to the Community

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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