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CIMUN Team in New York

CIMUN Team Wins Big at 2022 National Model United Nations Conference

Emerging stronger than ever after a three-year hiatus, AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) team won Outstanding Delegation awards for the 12th consecutive year at the 2022 National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City this spring. The team won a total of 19 awards at the conference. 

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Bridging the Gap: Ahmed Moustafa to Lead Coronavirus Genome Research in Egypt, MENA

Ahmed Moustafa, professor and chair of AUC's Department of Biology, has been awarded $2.1 million from Wellcome Trust for a project that will establish molecular surveillance of the coronavirus genomes in the MENA region, bridging research disparities and leading to better health outcomes. 

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AUC Students Victorious at 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Students Maha Shatta, Fatema Lokma, Mostafa Nosseir, Ahmed Elghoul and Seif Ahmed ‘21 from AUC’s Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering won first place worldwide in the 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition in the digital health track for their device, GlucoClip.

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Sarah Abdelkader

PhD Student Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist Award

Sarah Abdelkader (MSc ‘20), an environmental health PhD student at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), has won the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist award for Egypt, for her innovative work in sustainable agricultural wastewater treatment.

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AUC Advisory Trustees Paul Hannon and Peter Giblin

AUC Mourns Loss of Advisory Trustee Peter Giblin

AUC Advisory Trustee Peter Giblin died on April 11 in England at 80 years old. He is remembered as a bright, hardworking and good-natured colleague, and as a friend.

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Students at Wadi Degla Protectorate

Geology Course Takes Students out of the Classroom and Into the Wild

Students in AUC's Geology for the Engineer course left the classroom and headed outside this spring to visit two of Egypt's major geological sites: Wadi Degla Protectorate and Wadi Al-Hitan heritage site.

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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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