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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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Students Establish Sustainable Rooftop Community Garden in Informal Cairo Neighborhood

Students in the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology established a sustainable rooftop community garden in the informal Hattaba neighborhood of Cairo, near the Citadel.

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Eduniversal Ranking 2019

Eduniversal Ranks 13 AUC Master's Programs Among Top in Africa

Thirteen of AUC’s master’s programs have topped the 2019 Eduniversal Rankings, with six being ranked the first in Africa and all among the top 200 worldwide. No. 1 in Africa

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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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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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AUC's Earth week will run from April 19 - 23

Cleaner and Greener: Earth Week 2017

From April 19 to April 23, AUC will celebrate Earth Week, marking the University’s annual participation in international Earth Day on April 22.

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Master's student Eman Motawi is double majoring in community psychology and sustainable development at AUC

A Palestinian Refugee’s Perspective: Community Psychology for Sustainable Development

When Eman Motawi returned to her homeland, Palestine, to live there for the first time at age 15, it was a bittersweet reunion. “It was beautiful; it was more than what I imagined. But what I didn’t imagine was the concept of living under occupation,” said the AUC graduate student.

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More than 100 students and faculty members presented their research at AUC Research Day

Faculty, Student Winners of the First AUC Research Day

At AUC’s first Research Day, held on March 30, more than 100 students and faculty members presented a diverse array of innovative and creative research taking place at the University. Fourteen AUC students and seven faculty members were awarded with a cash prize and certificate for the best outstanding research. The awards and closing remarks were given by His Royal Highness Prince Turki Al Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies.

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EduCamp Project Integrates Sustainability in Egyptian Public Schools

Ending a three-year pilot project to introduce sustainability concepts in Egyptian public schools, AUC’s Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), in cooperation with the Education for Sustainable Development Beyond the Campus (EduCamp) consortium, handed over Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) school kits to the Ministry of Education for implementation in public schools across the country.

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Sustainable Development Graduate Program Provides New Perspectives

AUC recently launched a graduate program in sustainable development, which welcomed 24 new students. President Lisa Anderson, Provost Amr Shaarawi and deans and faculty members from all participating schools celebrated the launch in an event where students emphasized the importance of the program, which is the first-of-its-kind in the region and one of few in the world.

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