General Information

AUC Mission, Vision Statements and Values


The purpose of this manual is to state the AUC policies and procedures for support staff within the context of the relevant laws. Inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office, which is responsible for the interpretation and administration of all personnel matters concerning support staff members.



The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The University is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields.  Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, it is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.


Our vision is to be a world‐class university internationally recognized for its leadership and excellence in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. We will build on our existing strengths to become the leading university in the Middle East and the destination of choice for students and faculty from around the world seeking in‐depth cultural exposure combined with outstanding academic programs, cutting‐edge research, and an ethically engaged, diverse community of scholars.



We continually strive to be among the best in all we do: in teaching, research, creative expression, service to our communities, and service to each other in our daily interactions.

We seek to treat all individuals with dignity and fairness and to promote understanding and respect for diversity of perspectives, traditions, and experiences.

Social Responsibility
We are committed to exploring the challenges that confront Egypt, the region, and the world and to using our intellectual and creative capabilities to address these challenges, serve our communities, and have a positive and sustainable impact on development, business, the environment, and society.

We believe that individuals are accountable for their actions, and, as members of a community, our individual actions have an impact on others. We are stronger as a community when we reflect on the consequences of our decisions and actions and we uphold the principles of academic integrity, including fairness, accountability, and honesty.

Lifelong Learning
We believe that the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and personal and professional development should continue throughout one’s lifetime.

Human Resources Mission Statement

As a strategic partner with the university’s senior management, we develop and implement innovative human resource programs and services designed to support the mission of the AUC. Our core services and competencies include recruitment and staffing, staff relations, talent management, compensation and benefits.

Structure and Background

AUC was founded in 1919 by Americans devoted to education and service in the Middle East. It is a privately owned American educational institution, incorporated in the state of Delaware and actively engaged in carrying out an educational mission through the spreading of knowledge and culture. In Egypt, AUC operates within the framework of a 1975 protocol with the Egyptian government that is, in turn, based on a 1962 cultural relations agreement between the Egyptian and the United States governments.

AUC is located at AUC Avenue in New Cairo and at 113 Kasr El Aini Street in Tahrir Square. AUC is governed by a Board of Trustees and is administered by a chief executive officer appointed by this board. The President is the chief executive officer of the University. The University also maintains an office in New York.