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Top-notch facilities, world-renowned faculty and bright young minds; that's what makes up AUC's rich culture of research. 



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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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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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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Moustafa Youssef’s Research in Location Detection Technology Hailed Globally

March 23, Moustafa Youssef, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has made considerable strides in his research on employing mobile devices for location tracking technology — gaining recognition from top educational and scientific institutions, as well as major tech companies.

Strengthening Ceramics Research Published in Top-Tier Academic Journal

March 15, Mostafa Youssef, assistant professor of computational materials science and engineering in AUC's Department of Mechanical Engineering, talk to us about the published research with Mohamed Abdallah '21, a double major in mechanical engineering and physics, on an innovative technique for making ceramics more durable in the prestigious Physical Review Materials, a top-tier journal in materials science.

AUC Professor Hesham Sallam Discusses the Discovery of a 34-Million-Year-Old Rodent

December 14, Hesham Sallam, professor of vertebrate paleontology at The American University in Cairo (AUC), discusses the latest discovery of a genus of rodents dating back 34 million years from the Jebel Qatrani Formation, Fayum Depression, Egypt.

Our Research

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Undergraduate Research

As an undergraduate student, you have the opportunity to participate in AUC's tradition of research and development and make significant contributions in your field. 


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The AUC TTO fosters commercial investment in and licensing of inventions and discoveries flowing from the research at the American University in Cairo.



Research Centers

Research centers and institutes are among the most essential ways AUC encourages collaboration across disciplines.

Innovative Technology

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Healing Wounds Using Plant-Based Materials

NanoEbers is a deeptech startup company that develops wound care products, including biodegradable wound dressings and hemostatic sponges that can immediately stop bleeding. The startup's wound dressings are loaded with natural antimicrobials, including bee venom, bacteriophage and medicinal plant extracts.

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Policies and Grants



Read about the wide variety of grant opportunities available for faculty and graduate students, requirements and how to apply.

Faculty Support Grants

Undergraduate Support Grants

Graduate Student Support Grants


AUC Forum Mena Databank

This Databank is AUC Forum’s most dis-aggregated Databank, covering over 30 well-established indicators for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region.

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AUC Students

Interactive Factbook

The AUC Factbook Dashboard provides a comprehensive overview of admissions, enrollment, and graduation data for all AUC students–excluding students enrolled in the School of Continuing Education.

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