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Mazen Tawfik smiles at the camera

AUC Student Ranks Third Worldwide in International Business Challenge

Mazen Tawfik, electronics and communications engineering senior, ranked third worldwide in Capsim’s Spring 2023 Foundation Challenge, competing with nearly 1,000 students from different countries, including Australia, Canada, China, England, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey and the United States.

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Leadership for Government Excellence Programme Receives Prestigious Award

Hosted in collaboration with AUC’s School of Business and School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Leadership for Government Excellence Programme (LEP) was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Practice Award – Silver Award from the European Foundation for Management Development.

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A photo of the attendees of the Senate 30th anniversary celebration, standing on a red carpet in the AUC Garden.

University Senate, First in the Region, Celebrates 30 Years

AUC recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its University Senate, which was established in 1993 and was the first in the region. The event celebrated the senate’s accomplishments over the years, inaugurated the newly established Senate Room at the Campus Center, honored distinguished faculty for their dedicated service to the senate, and hosted panel discussions on celebrating the past and working toward the future.

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School of Business Executive Education Open-Enrollment Program Jumps Five Places in Financial Times Ranking

The AUC School of Business Executive Education open-enrollment program jumped an impressive five places in the Financial Times (FT) rankings. This year, the program ranked at 62, maintaining its position as the only ranked business school in the Arab region and one of only three in Africa. This achievement highlights the program's commitment to providing relevant, practical, and high-quality education to business professionals worldwide.

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Graphic Design Seniors Create Impactful Projects for Egypt and Beyond

Tackling social, environmental and economic issues, the 20 plus projects for this year’s Graphic Design Senior Show explore the concerns graduating seniors have for the world they are entering. 

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Zahwa Kortam and Abdallah Sabah accept their awards standing on stage in front of a screen.

AUC Students Win in Mechanical Engineering Competition

Two AUC students won an Elevator Pitch competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers EFx (e-fest) Cairo 2023, which took place at the New Cairo campus. Mechanical engineering majors Zahwa Kortam and Abdallah Sabah placed first and second, respectively.

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AUC's Life Mentorship Program Creates Lasting Connections

Whether seeking guidance about careers, academics, creativity, entrepreneurship or life in general, students in all stages of their AUC journey — as well as alumni — can find help in the form of a mentor under the University’s Life Mentorship Program (LMP).

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Sudan Split: Faculty Weigh in on Conflict, Humanitarian Crisis

Violence has erupted in Sudan as the two major militarized groups, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), have gone head-to-head in civilian-populated areas.

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Three photos of students studying on campus. On the left, McDermott sits near Cilantro. In the center, McDermott and Corson sit outside the library. On the right, Corson sits in the garden under a purple flowering tree.

Study Hard! Best Places to Focus on Campus

With finals around the corner, finding a quiet and comfortable spot to study is paramount. Take a tour of the best campus spots to settle down and study up with two AUC study-abroad students, Bayley McDermott and Emily Corson.   

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Professor Shahjahan Bhuiyan Receives Prestigious Award for Public Policy Research in Global South

Shahjahan Bhuiyan, associate professor in AUC's Department of Public Policy and Administration and associate dean for Administration and Undergraduate Studies, has received the Transition and Developing Economies Award from the International Public Policy Association

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AUC Student to Join First Cohort of Landmark Scholarship Program in Canada

Mechanical engineering undergraduate student Reem Mahmoud is one of 30 global recipients of the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The scholarships are the result of a landmark C$200 million gift (about E£4,4 billion) in 2019 by John and Marcy McCall MacBain, the second-largest single donation in Canadian history.

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Supporting Startups: AUC Hosts First Afretec Entrepreneurship Conference

Entrepreneurship is a key component of Africa’s economic progress, but gaps between research, investing and implementation may hinder a startup’s success. AUC assisted in filling these gaps by hosting the first entrepreneurship workshop of the Afretec Network, an international organization that aims to encourage digital growth through the collaboration of higher education and the private and public sectors throughout Africa. 

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AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations Sweeps New York Conference with Highest Number of Awards

Debate your hearts out! AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) swept the National Model United Nations in New York last month. Representing Nigeria and Montenegro, the 37-person team took home an impressive 14 awards, making AUC the most-awarded university at the conference.

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A graphic showing how electrolysis works. On the bottom, a graphic of water, tinted brown with green spots. The water is pulled up through a pipe to two green buildings representing the electrolysis. Two pipes connected to the building pipe out green hydrogen, shown as green lightning with a blue H, and bright blue, clean water.

Transforming Dirty Water into Clean Energy

A bolt of energy rattles the bonds of a water molecule: H2O. The links between the molecule begin to snap as the oxygen and hydrogen particles are pulled to separate compartments. The hydrogen molecules are collected and pressurized until their gaseous form transforms into a liquid, the process guiding these powerful particles to their new life: green energy.

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A photo of a Cairo street, taken from Abdelhalim. Al Azhar mosque sits to the left and the wall of Khan al Kalili is on the right.

Between Two Homes: Experience of an Arab-American Student

“I don’t consider myself to be just Egyptian or just American. You can even hear it in the way I speak. I blend English and Arabic together all the time when I talk. I’m not one or the other; I’m both.” 

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