Media

 Learn more about AUC and follow our recent news and events through the resources on this page. We can assist you in finding and conducting interviews with AUC experts in a variety of fields.

Media Releases

AUC’s New Data Science Major, First in Egypt and Arab World

June 11, 2019, Cairo – The American University in Cairo (AU

Statement on Allegations of Academic Infringement 

May 18, 2019, Cairo – The American University in Cairo confirms its unequivocal commitment to bot

AUC Commemorates Egypt’s 1919 Revolution

March 10, 2019, Cairo – The American University in Cairo (AUC

HAPPENING@AUC

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Photography Permits

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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For the fifth consecutive year, AUC is one of the top 3 to 5 percent of higher education institutions worldwide that are included in global rankings

Media Interviews

The Media Relations unit arranges for media interviews, print or TV, with AUC experts.

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Noha Bakr ’87, 91’, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Political Science: "It might look bleak. However, there are also opportunities among all of [Egypt's economic] challenges

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Scholarships provide windows of opportunity for scholarship students

New, Continuing Scholarships for Public School Students Expand Windows of Opportunity

In Fall 2019, AUC continues to offer various scholarships for public school students, in addition to a new scholarship, Attijariwafa Bank Public School Scholarship, for students with disabilities. In celebration of AUC’s 100 years of excellence, innovation and service, the University recently launched the AUC Centennial Scholarship Fund, which offers partial or full support for undergraduate Egyptian students who demonstrate outstandi

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Leaving Her Stamp: Egypt's Leading Women as Postage Pioneers

AUC graphic design graduate Maha Hesham ‘19 became a city sensation with her senior thesis: colorful postage stamps depicting historical Egyptian female pioneers, from Um Kulthum to Doria Shafik and Huda Sharawi.  For Hesham, the project was an opportunity to raise awareness of these impactful women and the unequal representation they’ve been given within historical narratives and popular culture.

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Egypt's Top Thanawiya Amma Student Reflects on One Year as an Engineering Student at AUC

Do you remember Nada Hussein Habib, Egypt's top thanawiya amma student in 2018 who was offered a full scholarship by President Francis Ricciardone when she said in the media that her dream is to attend AUC.  News@AUC spoke with Habib, who is now studying electronics and communications engineering at AUC, as she reflects on her first year at the University.

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Sherif Kamel to Tell Egypt's 'Promising Economic Story' as President of AmCham Board of Governors

As the 2019-2021 term for the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) approached, Sherif Kamel ‘88, ‘90, ‘13, dean of AUC's School of Business, began to muse about running for president of the Board of Governors.  Having been involved with AmCham for the last 15 years, and previously serving as executive vice president, board member and chairing several of the chamber’s core committees including Information and Communication Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Cooperation and Education, he figured he had a chance to ser

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

History

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

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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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Hassan is a winner of the #AUCinBloom photo contest, showcasing the New Cairo campus in full spring bloom

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AUC100 Alumni Interviews: Mohamed Shelbaya

Watch Mohamed Shelbaya, CEO of PepsiCo Egypt, tell us what it’s like to be a student athlete and talk about his “fondest” AUC memories. #AUC100 #MakingAUCProud

Centennial Benefit Dinner: Ghada Wali

At AUC's eighth annual benefit dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ghada Wali, Egypt's minister of Social Solidarity gave a speech about the significance of AUC and strong higher education institutions in Egypt.

Centennial Benefit Dinner: Radwa Hamed '17 and Mohammad El Shafie '17

At AUC's eighth annual benefit dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Distinguished Alumni Award was presented to Radwa Hamed ‘17, 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University and Mohammad El Shafie ‘17, Harvard Law School Candidate for JD ‘20. Listen to their speeches here.

Contact Information

Rehab Saad

Senior Director, Media Relations & University Spokesperson

tel: +20.2.2615.3705
mobile: +20.10.6881.5048
rehabsaad@aucegypt.edu

Dena Rashed

Associate Director, Media Relations

tel: +20.2.2615.2383
mobile: +20.12.8000.9078
dena.rashed@aucegypt.edu