CARES

CARES envisions a region of modern, sustainable and prosperous communities. The mission of CARES is to guide sustainable development efforts in Egypt, the region, and beyond by providing holistic academic programs, applied interdisciplinary research, and community services for improving lives and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources for future generations to come.

 

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Message from the Director

At the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability we seek to help Egypt, Africa and the world as a whole, reach the goal of sustainability, where our human practices don’t compromise the ability of future generations to fulfill their own needs. Our aim is to mobilize real changes in the community by producing more generations who understand and are aware of the challenges lying ahead and who can develop real holistic solutions for them.

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Community Initiatives

Water Academy Project

Water Academy Project

This project seeks to establish a Water Academy at CARES to serve as a learning hub and research center for water efficiency best management practices. It aims to raise awareness for efficient and sustainable water usage to help in eradicating water scarcity.

 

EduCamp 2

EduCamp I, II, and III

Education for sustainable development (ESD) enables every human being to acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary to shape a sustainable future. It focuses on including key sustainable development principles in teaching and learning, covering various topics such as climate change.

 

DeVilag

DeVilag

This initiative aims to support the Egyptian rural community improve agricultural productivity, enable more sustainable food production, develop poor villages, and enhance farmers’ income and their living conditions to prevent mass migration to Egyptian cities and across national borders.

 

Programs

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Sustainable Development - MSc

This program aims to create a new generation of business and social entrepreneurs with skills to start up green businesses, launch innovative ventures and products, and set public policy and social entrepreneurship innovations that address society’s resource challenges.
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Sustainable Development - Dual Degree

The program in sustainable development and the various English language delivered Laurea Magistrale in Ingegneria, Architecture or Design at the Politecnico di Milano offers a dual degree program.
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Windmill

Sustainable Development - Diploma

This diploma considers the concept of sustainable development as an economic growth opportunity. It is designed for candidates who desire to make a contribution in the field.
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News

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AUC Improves Sustainability Ranking Among Universities Worldwide

AUC ranked 132 out of 780 institutions in the annual UI Green Metric initiative, moving up from its 136 ranking last year. Universities Indonesia (UI) ranks thousands of universities globally based on amount of campus green space, energy use, transport, water use, waste management and green policies.

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AUC Promotes Education for Sustainable Development in Egyptian Schools

In the midst of growing movements toward educational change in Egypt, AUC’s Center for Sustainable Development has launched a project, titled School of 2030: Education for Sustainable Development in Boulaq El Dakrour – EduCamp III. The project’s main objective is to transform education in Egypt by building schools in areas of informal settlement that meet the goals of the country’s larger sustainable development strategy, known as Egypt Vision 2030.

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EarthWeek: Staying Sustainable at AUC

This week, the Office of Sustainability and the Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability are celebrating AUC’s EarthWeek, an annual event celebrating international Earth Day. This year’s theme is EarthWeek: A Sustainable Second Century, focusing on the past, present, and future of sustainability and environmental outreach at AUC. All week, there will be a food, energy and water greenhouse set-up on Bartlett Plaza, where students, faculty and staff can learn about hydroponics, aquaponics and solar panels.

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EDUCAMP

Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Level 1

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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Level 2

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Education for Sustainable Development Toolkit, Level 3

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