Media Releases and Statements

May 2021

AUC’s CIMUN Awarded Outstanding Delegation Award for 11th Year in a Row

For the 11th consecutive year, Cairo International Model United Nations at The American University in Cairo (AUC) has received the Outstanding Delegation Award, the most prestigious recognition in the New York-based National Model United Nations.

April 2021

AUC Hosts First Advisory Board Meeting of the USAID Scholars Activity

The American University in Cairo (AUC) recently hosted the first Advisory Board Meeting of the "USAID Scholars Activity" — funded by the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

AUC Students and Faculty to Compete in an International Competition in Dubai on Building a Sustainable Solar-Powered House

Students, faculty and staff of The American University in Cairo (AUC) joined forces to compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) 2021 in Dubai in November 2021. This year's competition offers participating universities and their partners an unprecedented opportunity for global exposure since it aligns with the Dubai Expo 2020.

AUC Signs MOU with AASTMT and Strategic Partnership Agreement with AIU

The American University in Cairo (AUC) signed today an MOU with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), and a strategic partnership agreement with ElAlamein International University (AIU) yesterday to enhance collaboration in higher education.

AUC Holds “MySafeUni Day” to Combat Sexual Harassment in Universities

As part of its “AUC SpeakUp” initiative, The American University in Cairo (AUC) held on Monday “MySafeUni Day,” an event that included discussions and activities, focused on ensuring university campuses are safe spaces and free of sexual harassment.

March 2021

AUC Press Awards Ahmed Taibaoui the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021

At a virtual ceremony held today, AUC Press awarded the 2021 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature to the Algerian writer Ahmed Taibaoui for his novel The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody (Ikhtifa’ Al Sayed La Ahad).

AUC Holds Media Roundtable on the Launch of Spring 2021 Concert Series and the Music Program’s Latest Initiatives

The American University in Cairo (AUC) held on Monday a virtual media roundtable discussion on the launch of the “Spring 2021 Concert Series” and the latest initiatives of the Department of the Art’s Music Program. 

UCCD 2021 Virtual Career Platform Kicks off, in Cooperation with AUC and USAID

The Virtual Career Platform for the University Centers of Career Development Project (UCCD) 2021 was launched yesterday, in cooperation with The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

AUC Elects Mark Turnage as Chair of its Board of Trustees

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has elected Mark Turnage, CEO of DarkOwl, as chair of AUC’s Board of Trustees. Turnage is succeeding Richard Bartlett, three-time chair of the Board and first chair emeritus at AUC.