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AUC Alumnus Ahmed ElGamal Makes MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 List

Ahmed Hany ElGamal ‘12 has been named as a leading Innovator Under 35 in the Middle East and North Africa (IU35 MENA) by the MIT Technology Review Arabia for his invention LinkBox, a collaborative document editing software. 

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Mohamed Hamza- AUC Counselor

AUC Welcomes New University Counselor Mohamed Hamza

With the start of the new year, the University is welcoming University Counselor Mohamed Hamza, who began his role on January 1, bringing with him a wealth of experience and ideas.

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Hassan Azzazy Named Founder of the Year by Northern Africa Startup Awards

After winning the French-Egyptian Prize for Technology a few months prior, NanoEbers has snagged another award, with its CEO Hassan Azzazy, distinguished University professor in AUC’s Department of Chemistry, being named a <

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Hassan Azzazy, Nageh Allam Elected Fellows of African Academy of Sciences

Professors from the School of Sciences and Engineering Hassan Azzazy and Nageh Allam have been elected fellows to the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

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Shahira Fahmy Examines the Role of Social Media in Journalism and Peacebuilding

In her latest study, Shahira Fahmy, professor in AUC’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, finds that, rather than fostering communication among average citizens, in the wake of a violent attack, social media platforms can instead help powerful elites to manipulate the public discourse.

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Amr Adly

Amr Adly Awarded for Innovative Book Exploring Egypt’s Fraught Market-Making Efforts

Amr Adly, assistant professor in AUC’s Department of Political Science, uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the interrelationship between politics, society and economic development in Egypt and th

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AUC Collaborates with Egyptian Government, Dell to Boost Artificial Intelligence Capacity

AUC has signed an agreement with the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Dell Technologies in Egypt aimed at building capacity in artificial intelligence and data science. The agreement comes as automation continues to become an integral part of all sectors of the economy, with President Ahmad Dallal naming data science and artificial intelligence among AUC's main priorities for development.

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Top 10 2021

AUC's 2021 Year-End Highlights

The past year was full of achievements and new discoveries at AUC. Here are our top ten favorite memories and moments from 2021.

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AUC Athletes Among Top Performers in 49th National Universities Tournament

AUC athletes have returned to campus stronger than ever, winning three gold, fourteen silver and two bronze medals in the ongoing 49th National Universities Tournament, which kicked off in November and includes athletes from over 50 universities in Egypt.

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Global Virtual Exchange Program Connects AUC Students, Faculty with New York City Counterparts

“The world is changing with its problems and settings. It is time to move outside the boundaries, fences and walls enclosing our campus, classrooms and laboratories,” said Momen ElHusseiny, assistant professor of architecture and urban design.

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A University Treasure: Students Explore Design History Through AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library

A project created by AUC’s graphic design program and spearheaded this semester by  Bahia Shehab (MA ’09), professor of practice and founder of the program, has taken students out of the classroom and

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AUC tops Egypt, Africa in the 2021 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

The American University in Cairo ranked 1st place in Egypt and Africa and 159th out of 956 institutions in this year's University of Indonesia GreenMetric World University Rankings, an annual publication focused on raising awareness towards sustainability within universities. The University jumped almost 200 places as compared to 2020, when it came in at 323rd place among 912 institutions.

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Casting a Wide Net: Mohamed Farag's Research in Metabolomics and Plant Biochemistry Leaves Impact Across Industries

Picture someone who is diabetic. Each morning, this person measures the amount of glucose in their blood, which gives them an indication of how to balance their activity, food and medication throughout the day.

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AUC Press Holiday Picks

Looking for a good book to curl up with next to the Christmas tree? Or looking for the perfect gift for your family and friends?

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AUC Venture Lab Named Best Accelerator/Incubator Program in North Africa

The AUC Venture Lab, Egypt’s first University-based startup incubator and accelerator, was recognized as the Best Accelerator/Incubator Program in North Africa by the Global Startup Awards, a competition based in Copenhagen that reaches 124 countries. The Venture Lab now sits among the continent's top 60 digital future shapers — selected from a pool of over 7,000 nominations.

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