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Keep up-to-date with all the latest AUC news

First for Work of Arabic Literature: CASA Alum Marilyn Booth Wins International Booker Prize

Marilyn Booth (CASA '80), the Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor in the Study of the Contemporary Arab World and professor and director of research in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, won the International Booker Prize for translating the novel, Celestial Bodies. The annual prize is awarded for a single book, translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. This is the first time the award is given to a work of Arabic literature.

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Building a Planet on Earth

For Mohamed Zaghoo ‘08, his first introduction to science as a child was when he got his hands on an Arabic copy of the magazine, Scientific American. It was a special edition about the famed Cassini–Huygens space mission, an international collaboration to send a probe to study the planet Saturn.

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Princess Fawzia Exhibit Portrays Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes

While women play a critical role in Egypt’s social, political and economic development, they are often portrayed in international media as victims of oppressive laws, societal expectations and religious boundaries.

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Summer@AUC: Islamic Studies in the Heart of Cairo

This summer, 15 students from prominent U.S. universities — including Columbia, Princeton and Emory — stepped onto AUC Tahrir Square as the first cohort of the newly launched Summer@AUC Islamic Studies Institute, a four-week program taught by world-class faculty in the heart of Cairo.  

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Dalia Abbas

"I'm grateful for my experience as an undergraduate at AUC. It really helped me distinguish myself and my interests and use that experience to make an impact in the intellectual community here at Harvard."

Dalia Abbas '13, Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award Recipient

Mummified Body

Watch the uncovering of the mummified body of Tutankhamun's great-grandmother (and find out if she actually had blond hair), with renowned Egyptologist Salima Ikram (YAB '86) telling the world about "one of the best preserved mummies that we have."  


"The Texas International Education Consortium is thrilled to be building a partnership with AUC. TIEC has worked together with many universities over our 35-year history, and AUC stands out for its innovation, its openness, the quality of faculty and the ethos of the university to continually advance. We are so excited to help facilitate long-term partnerships between AUC and Texas. It’s a natural fit.”

Robin J. Lerner, J.D., President and CEO of the Texas International Education Consortium



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Making History Again

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Omar El Safty

AUC is actually a paradise for ambitious people — plenty of opportunities.

Omar El Safty '18
Mechanical Engineering AUC Graduate

During my time at AUC I was introduced to different networks and opportunities and challenged by different, intriguing intellectual endeavors. While balancing a leading position in extracurriculars and maintaining a high GPA is seen as unorthodox, this challenge enriched my AUC experience.

Radwa Hamed '17
Computer Engineering and Electronics and Communications Engineering AUC Graduate
Rodolphe Janodet

When I searched, I found AUC to be a good University. I like the campus. It's been great visiting Islamic Cairo and the Pyramids and meeting Egyptians and other international students. Everyone is really friendly.

Rodolphe Janodet
Year Abroad, Undergraduate Student IÉSEG School of Management, France

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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.