AUC ranks among the top 1.5% of universities worldwide

AUC Leaps in QS World Rankings, Among Top 1.5% Worldwide

AUC has moved up 25 places compared to last year in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, placing 395th globally — making it among the top 1.5% of universities worldwide. AUC also ranks among the top 1% worldwide in terms of specific indicators such as international faculty, employer reputation and academic reputation. The University is ranked second in Africa after the University of Cape Town.

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AUC Students Reflect on 1919 Revolution Through Music

“I've always loved the projects that bring a fresh look at history,” said Nagla Samir, associate professor of practice, Department of the Arts.

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Centennial Commencement: Congrats Grads!

AUC's Centennial Commencement, held on Thursday, June 20, witnessed the graduation of 644 bachelor’s degree candidates, 125 master’s degree candidates and two PhD students. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Maggie Michael '00, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting along with an Associated Press team for covering the war in Yemen.

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New Hadhramout Foundation Scholarships, Fund to Support Yemeni Students

The Hadhramout Foundation for Human Development recently gave $2 million to AUC to establish the Hadhramout Foundation Scholarship for Yemeni Students, supporting 27 high-achieving Yemeni students —15 undergraduates and 12 graduate students — starting Spring 2020, as well as the Hadhramout Foundation Fund at the School of Continuing Education.

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AUC's Newest Trustees: Thomas Lentz and Johanthan Wolf

Two new members have joined AUC’s Board of Trustees: Thomas W. Lentz, a 1985 graduate of Harvard's doctoral program in art history and a specialist in Persian painting, and Jonathan L. Wolf, founder and president of Wendover Housing Partners, LLC.

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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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Fifth Annual International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Academy

AUC's School of Business is hosting the 5th annual International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Academy, from June 15 to 18 at AUC New Cairo. This week-long experience is held in parallel with the ICSB World Congress 2019, held in Cairo from June 18 to 21. 

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Harvard PhD Student: 'It is Essential for Egyptologists to See History in Person in the Place Where It All Happened'

For any budding Egyptologist, the opportunity to study the hieroglyphics and history of Egypt's ancient civilizations on-site is a chance not to pass up.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Maggie Michael '00 to Speak at Centennial Commencement

Maggie Michael '00, who graduated from AUC with a bachelor's degree in journalism and

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FAQ about Commencement Spring 2019

Do you have any questions about the upcoming commencement? This week, as we prepare for the ceremony and look forward to honoring the graduating Class of 2019, News@AUC tackles questions you might have about the event.   Q: Where can I watch the livestream of the event?

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"Creating Lively Communities" Winners

AUC architecture students recently participated in the sponsored studio "Creating Lively Communities," where they presented urban design proposals to a jury for a site owned by NAMAA Real Estate.

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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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CASA Alum Seth McCombie: "I Feel Privileged to Have Studied Here'

For more than five decades, AUC's Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) has served as the world's premier full-immersion Arabic language learning program, having trained more than 1,500 upper-level undergraduates, graduates and professors who complete the program gaining a greater understanding of Egypt and the Arab world. For Seth McCombie (CASA '19), applying to CASA program stemmed from his love of the Middle East and Arabic. "Studying as a CASA student has been a dream of mine for years, and I wasn't disappointed," McCombie said.

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AUC Partners with Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area

AUC recently partnered with the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area for student and faculty exchange, as well as other forms of academic collaboration. The consortium is a nonprofit educational association of 17 member colleges and universities in the Washington Metropolitan Area, including The George Washington University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland College Park and the American University in Washington. 

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Japanese Government Bestows Dean Nabil Fahmy with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the First Degree

Nabil Fahmy '74, '77, Egypt's former foreign minister and founding dean and professor of practice in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, has been bestowed with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the first degree by the Japanese government. This decoration is awarded to those who have advanced their fields, made significant achievements in international relations or the promotion of Japanese culture, or contributed to development in welfare or conservation.

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