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Kandil and co-founders ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on the day of Swvl's debut

AUC Venture Lab Graduate Swvl Debuts on Nasdaq

Just five years after joining the AUC Venture Lab as a budding startup, Swvl has made its debut on the Nasdaq ––  the first Egyptian unicorn, first V-Lab graduate and first North African tech startup to list on the U.S. stock exchange. 

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Martha Cooley

AUC Welcomes Martha Cooley as Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Martha Cooley is the new secretary to AUC’s Board of Trustees and director of the North America office, bringing more than a decade of experience in effecting top-level priorities and collaborating with senior executives. 

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AUC Celebrates Van-Leo's Centennial with First-of-its-Kind 3D Exhibit

Iconic photographer Van-Leo (né Levon Boyadjian) will long be remembered as a premier figure of 20th-century Egypt.

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AUC student volunteers paint walls near a home in Fayoum

AUCians United by the Spirit of Giving During Ramadan

From creating packs full of essential food staples to hosting charity iftars and leading workshops for underprivileged children, AUC student clubs are showing their dedication to creating positive impact in the local community during the holy month.

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AUC Professors Publish Landmark Report on Cryptocurrency in Africa

AUC’s Mina Sami, assistant professor of Economics, and Wael Abdallah, assistant professor of Finance, have published a first-of-its-kind report on Africa’s crypto boom, aptly entitled “Does Cryptocurrency Hurt African Firms?”

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Devaluation: Why Now and What Next?

In an unannounced move, Egypt’s Central Bank raised key policy rates by 100 basis points and devalued the Egyptian pound by nearly 17% on Monday, March 21, leaving many panicked with flashbacks to 2016 when the bank floated the pound and its price plunged by 48%.

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AUC Releases Second Sustainability Report, Highlighting Achievements Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 

AUC has published its biennial sustainability report and brochure. Compiled by the Office of Sustainability, this report highlights the University’s commitment to sustainability throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sherif Kamel holds his debut book

AUC's Sherif Kamel Publishes Debut Book, Covering Leadership and Innovation at School of Business and Beyond

Dean of AUC’s School of Business Sherif Kamel '88, '90, '13 recently published his debut book, Leading Change in Challenging Times: Lessons of Disruption and Innovation from Egypt – Thoughts, Observations, and Reflections.

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EngComm Winners

AUC Students Rank Third in Global Engineering Commerce Case Competition

Undergraduate Students in AUC’s School of Business ranked third globally in the Canada-based Engineering Commerce Case Competition (EngComm), the “world’s only student-led multidisciplinary case competition.”

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BEA Award Winners

Eight AUCians Win 13 Awards at Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts

From heartfelt documentaries and compelling podcasts, to captivating audio features that transport you back in time, creative productions by eight AUCians took home 13 awards at this year’s Broadcast Education Association (BEA)’s Festival of Media Arts.

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Ahmed Marey

Your Personality Constructed: Al Ghurair STEM Scholar Ahmed Marey Explores Architecture Based on Character Traits

When Ahmed Marey '21 heard his fellow students were receiving their acceptances into the Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program

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Tomorrow's Leaders Pipeline Participants

Tomorrow’s Leaders College-to-Work Pipeline Program Launches at AUC

Fifteen current Tomorrow’s Leaders students joined the newly launched College-to-Work Pipeline (TLP) program this spring, becoming the first TLP cohort at AUC. 

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Cultivating Internal Talent: AUC Security Guards Undergo Specialized Training for Technical Skills, Personal Development

Almost one year ago, 44 of AUC’s security guards began their journey in a sponsored, personalized training program aimed at advancing their skill sets across multiple areas — including IT, English language and personal development.

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AUC Faculty Members Weigh in on Russia-Ukraine War

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its seventh day, News@AUC spoke to Nabil Fahmy ’74, ’77, dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and Bahgat Korany, political science professor, to share their insights on the conflict and highlight its ramifications that can be felt in Egypt and the rest of the world.

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The Reel Player

Broadcasting Beyond Borders: AUC Revives Voice of America Egypt Radio Programs Highlighting Local Heritage, Culture

Inside AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library lies several thousand reel-to-reel audio tapes packed with Arabic-language programming from the the Egypt branch of the Voice of America (VOA) radio network, an abundant source of Egyptian history and culture.

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