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Access Program Graduates

AUC’s School of Continuing Education Graduates 13th Access Program Cohort

More than 150 students from Cairo, Tanta, Port Said and Aswan walked across the stage at AUC last month to celebrate their graduation from the English Access Microscholarship Program, commonly known as Access.

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Culture Through Comedy: New Novel from AUC Professor Gretchen McCullough

A former expatriate environmentalist accused of cyber terrorism, a Greek dance teacher and a dead body on an art thief’s property in central Texas set the scene of Confessions of a Knight Errant, a recently published novel by Gretchen McCullough, senior instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition.

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Celebration for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons With Disabilities: AUC Celebrates Equity, Accessibility

AUC held a celebration yesterday for International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed officially on December 3 under the theme “Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development.” More than 300 students at AUC, or nearly 5% of the student population, have a disability. The University is one of the first in the Middle East that serves all types of disabilities, from physical and psychological to learning. 

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CEMS graduation at the pyramids

School of Business Hosts 2022 CEMS Graduation at Giza Pyramids

For the first time, AUC’s School of Business hosted the 2022 CEMS Annual Events and Master of International Management (MIM) graduation ceremony at the Pyramids of Giza, celebrating the graduation of more than 1,200 CEMS graduates representing 78 nationalities from 34 business schools around the world. 

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Qatar on the Global Stage: Faculty Insight into the FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar is the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup, thrusting it into the global spotlight. Hosting has given Qatar the opportunity to grow its influence in the region and build a reputation internationally, but it has also brought criticism and controversy.

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War in Ukraine: Are Peace Negotiations on the Horizon?

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues to decimate Ukrainian cities and the lives of people on both sides of the conflict, as well as the global economy, News@AUC spoke to Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice of global affairs and director of AUC’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, about the latest developments, recent calls for negotiations and ultimately, the way forward.

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AUC representatives at the Afretec inaugural conference, Kenya, Nov 2022

AUC Chosen to Represent Egypt, Northeast Africa in Afretec Inclusive Digital Transformation Network

AUC is the only University representing Egypt and Northeast Africa in the newly established African Engineering and Technology (Afretec) Network, a collaboration between African universities to drive inclusive digital transformation across the continent.

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Assistant Professor Nouri Sakr

Faculty Develops Data Science Hub Inspiring Impact, Innovation in Egypt and Beyond

From creating chatbots that assist instructors using online learning to helping match foster kids with new homes, the Data Science Hub (DSH) is a new interdisciplinary platform that believes in data’s potential to help shape the future.

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AUC's University Centers for Career Development Hits New Milestone, Reaches 46 Centers in 34 Universities

Building on its success in empowering Egyptian youth for the job market, the USAID-funded University Centers for Career Development project — implemented by AUC in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

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Eltoukhy Learning Factory: New Teaching Environment to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The first of its kind in Egypt, Eltoukhy Learning Factory for Innovation and Entrepreneurship brings together AUC students, faculty, entrepreneurs and industry. It will help students strengthen their multi-disciplinary and problem-solving skills, preparing them for careers in diverse professional sectors.

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Momen El-Husseiny takes Cairo Bike for a spin in downtown Cairo

AUC, University of Sheffield Students Collaborate to Boost Egypt's First Bike Share Program

Downtown Cairo is many things: a hub for Egyptian history, a home of historic and modern restaurants and shops, and the heart of a massive transportation network that extends all the way to the city’s desert suburbs. It is not, however, a haven for cyclists. 

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Twitter Troubles: Faculty Insight

Fake, verified Twitter accounts caused chaos after Elon Musk, who purchased the platform in October for $44 billion, allowed users to purchase verification marks without confirming their identities.

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A Comic Book, A Serious Subject: Alumna Haidy Helmy Reflects on Senior Project

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” is an oft-repeated adage that shines through the work of Haidy Helmy ‘20. The young artist is harnessing the power of illustration to raise awareness and foster a dialogue about mental health issues in an intuitive and engaging format, avoiding the uneasiness that is often associated with such subjects.

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Sara Sabry Emerges From capsule after visiting space

Alumna Astronaut Sara Sabry Becomes First Egyptian to Reach Space

T-Minus 3…2…1… Prepare for liftoff with Sara Sabry ‘16, who became the first Egyptian Astronaut after flying to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in August this year. This historical flight also makes her the first Arab woman and first African woman to launch into the obsidian sky, despite having not reached her 30th birthday.

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Futures Lab Attendees

The Future of “Greening” Real Estate in Egypt; AUC Hosts Futures Lab to Explore Climate-Adaptive Development

Ahead of Egypt hosting COP27, the AUC Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads convened a Futures Lab in September exploring the question: “What if real estate accelerates a green transition?”

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