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Media Releases

AUC Press Faculty Review Board Launched

The American University in Cairo (AUC) Press recently established a Faculty Review Board to examine new projects and external peer reviews, ensuring that the highest standards of quality and rigorous critique are reflected in forthcoming books carrying the AUC imprimatur to readers around the world.

10 Facts About the Return to Face-To-Face Instruction at AUC

The American University in Cairo (AUC) begins the Fall 2021 semester on September 5 with full face-to-face instruction after more than a year of hybrid and remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AUC Offers Fifteen Scholarships for Thanawiya Amma Students

There are fifteen vacant scholarships offered by The American University in Cairo (AUC) to thanawiya amma students in Fall 2021.

In the Media

Back to Campus

AUC Prepares for a Full Return to Campus this Fall

Faculty in The Media

Ahmed Abdel Meguid

Yahoo! Finance featured research by Ahmed Abdel Meguid on narcissistic CEOs and their impact on misleading investors.

Salima Ikram (YAB '86)

Salima Ikram (YAB '86) talks to Smithsonian Magazine about the discovery of a mummified shrew.

Sean Lee

In this Ahram Online article, Sean Lee comments about the Biden administration's stance on the situation in Palestine.

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The media unit assists photographers in getting original shots of AUC’s campuses, faculty, staff and students for media purposes and when appropriate.

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Forbes Middle East

Five Sciences, Engineering Alumni Featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021

Forbes Middle East recently identified 30 promising innovators under 30 years old from the region who have proven their ability to accomplish major feats and make a difference despite their age. Leading representation on the list is Egypt, with eight individuals. Jordan and Lebanon follow with four. The list features five AUC alumni this year.  

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Habiba/Omar/JRMC Students Award

JRMC Students Win Award of Excellence in Public Service Announcement Competition

Habiba Abouzied, communication and media arts major, and Omar Shaarawy '21, multimedia journalism, received the Broadcast Education Association’s Award of Excellence for their public service announcement on Memorable Moments in Broadcast History. 

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Dean John Meloy

Meet the New Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences John Meloy

As of July 2021, John Meloy became AUC’s new dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and has a track record of academic achievements, including a record of research and publication in Islamic history, with a specialization in the Mamluk era.  

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

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Campus conversation

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AUC Facts and Figures

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About AUC

Founded in 1919, 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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Visitor Information

Maybe you’ve seen pictures, but nothing compares to stepping foot onto our campuses. Get more information about experiencing the American University in Cairo first hand.

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Back on Campus: Student Sentiments

September 7, From freshmen first stepping foot on campus to returning students who missed their friends and professors, students share their feelings on the first day of classes.

FYP 2021 #AUCBackToCampus

September 6, After a year and a half of online learning, we kicked off the new year with the FYP week, welcoming freshmen from all around the globe to AUC! With this year’s theme being Back to Life, here’s a recap of how new and returning students welcomed back life at AUC and their thoughts on #AUCBackToCampus!

Campus Conversation: Welcome Back to Campus

September 5, The last Campus Conversation before school starts this semester for important University updates on returning safely back to campus.

Contact Information

Rehab Saad

Senior Director, Media Relations and University Spokesperson

tel: +20.2.2615.3705
mobile: +20.10.6881.5048

Dena Rashed

Associate Director, Media Relations

tel: +20.2.2615.2383
mobile: +20.12.8000.9078