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AUC tackles sustainability from every angle; decreasing the University's carbon footprint, promoting environmental research and education, and implementing recycling programs and raising public awareness. 

Sustainability at AUC

Sustainability is deeply integrated into every aspect of the AUC experience. We are committed to creating an environmentally conscious community that practices sustainability in all aspects of living and learning. Through innovative research, programs, initiatives and events, we actively promote responsible and optimized resource management to minimize AUC’s impact on the environment and maximize contributions to a more sustainable world. 

Quick Facts

  • Of campus landscape irrigation uses treated wastewater
  • First

    University in the MENA region to produce a carbon footprint report
  • Most Sustainable University in Africa and Egypt for two years in a row (UI GreenMetric World University Ranking)

Campus Initiatives

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Race to Zero

Carbon Emissions’ Management and Mitigation Plan

In 2022, AUC became a signatory to the global UN-backed Race to Zero Campaign for Universities and Colleges. A task force comprised of AUC faculty, staff, and students was formed to outline the University’s Net-Zero Plan. As a signatory, AUC engages in working on reducing its carbon emissions as an interim goal by 2035 and achieving a nearly net-zero campus as an ultimate goal by 2050. To this end, AUC has set a plan for outlining a number of initiatives with the goal of achieving emission reduction in the future.

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Global Impact

AUC is a sustainability trailblazer among the region’s higher education institutions, setting an example for others and going beyond the boundaries of its campus to achieve tangible environmental and social impact. From developing green strategies and promoting renewable energy sources to engaging with the community and equipping future leaders with a sustainability mindset, AUC addresses critical environmental, social and governance concerns to ensure the sustainability of our society and world.

AUC Climate Change Initiative

Established in response to worldwide climate change challenges. The initiative includes research, student activities, teaching and learning, as well as outreach activities.

Sustainability Global Affiliations

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UI Green Metric
UN Global Compact
race to zero