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Scientific Success: Actuarial Science, Biology Fill Niche

AUC's undergraduate actuarial science and biology programs recently received specialized accreditation by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET for a six-year duration, the maximum period for accreditation. This milestone accomplishment is an official recognition that both programs meet the rigorous standards established by ABET and the criteria for accreditation: students, program educational objectives, student outcomes, continuous improvement, curriculum, faculty, facilities, and institutional support.

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Designing with a Purpose: Architecture Students Propose Acoustic Solutions for AUC Library

The AUC Library is filled with pages of information, nooks to work in, and a number of gadgets and resources to help students and faculty in their research and other tasks. But, one aspect where the library still struggles is reducing the noise level in its Learning Commons – the open area you see when you first walk into the library.

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The Buzz About HIVE

Last spring, a group of students presented their ideas on building an energy-efficient business center to their architecture class at AUC. There were four group members presenting, but only three were present. The fourth student joined them through a video conference call — not because she was sick — but she was in Arizona. The HIVE Program, or Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange launched with students from AUC and the University of Arizona (UA) to share a class through virtual exchange.

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AUC Students Win Public Inspiration Award in International SensUS Competition

A group of AUC students won the Public Inspiration Award at the SensUS 2018 Competition recently held at the Technology University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The AUC students were the only team from Egypt, the Middle East, and Africa to be selected for participation, competing against 12 top technology universities worldwide. 

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Faculty Awarded for Distinctive Contributions to Medical Sciences

Two AUC faculty members in the Department of Chemistry have been recently recognized for their contributions to the science and medical fields.

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Chemistry Program, with All Specializations, Receives Renewed Accreditation

The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) has renewed its accreditation for AUC’s Bachelor of Science in chemistry, with all its specializations, for five years –– the maximum period for accreditation. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in chemistry, with specializations in the petrochemical industry, clinical chemistry, and food chemistry, will receive a formal accreditation certification from CSC, in addition to a complementary one-year membership of the organization.

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Taking on the Big Leagues

Omar El Safty ‘18 will be stepping onto Stanford University’s campus this fall, fully funded by the university to complete his master's and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.

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AUC Spearheads New Institute of Global Health, Human Ecology in Egypt

The newly launched Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology will house several graduate programs, including the new Master of Public Health (MPH) and the curriculum for the PhD in applied sciences, global public health specialization. AUC and the High Institute of Public Health in Alexandria will be the only institutions in Egypt to offer this type of program open to both physicians and non-physicians. However, concentrations in precision health are unique to the institute and region.

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First AUC Graduate of Al Ghurair STEM Scholars: My Master's was better than I expected

With a Master of Science in nanotechnology, Menna Hasan (MSc ’18) is the first AUC graduate of Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program. Hasan, who received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Alexandria University, came out of AUC not only with a degree, but an impactful experience accumulated over the course of two years. She is satisfied with the significant step forward she took in her career. “Alhamdolelah! I feel great and proud of my work,” she reflected. “My master’s at AUC was even better than I expected.” From Alex to AUC

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Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub: Science, Creativity Go Hand in Hand

For Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, science and creativity go hand in hand. In fact, creativity fosters science and vice versa. “Science and medicine offer unprecedented opportunities for discovery and, most importantly, alleviating human suffering, … and creativity and innovation … [are] essential for achieving any target in research," Yacoub affirmed in his speech titled “Creativity: An Illusive Target" at AUC's 2018 Research and Creativity Convention.

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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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Future Architects Take Bike Tour Around Campus

Momen El Husseiny, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, decided to take experiential learning to a new level. He took his Urban Design and Landscape Architecture students on a bike ride around the outdoor spaces surrounding campus to discuss the infrastructure of bikeways in the city and how to think of sustainable mobility, instead of just displaying the information on projectors inside the classroom.

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Inside the Creative Force of Mona Hussein

News@AUC got the opportunity to sit down with one of Egypt’s leading interior designers and jury member for the AUC-TAMEER Water Tower Competition, Mona Hussein ’83, to learn more about her goals, why she decided to pursue interior design, her advice to future AUC graduates and more. Hussein is the founder and director of Mona Hussein Design House (MHDH) and Mahally. Both companies offer a wide range of design services, including interior, landscaping and product design, architecture and branding.

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AUC, DOW Partner to Address Egypt’s Energy Needs

AUC and Dow, the world’s largest chemical company, have partnered to enhance research, development and demonstration projects that deliver on industrial and academic goals. 

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AUC, USAID Celebrate the Inauguration of Two University Centers for Career Development at Alexandria University

AUC recently celebrated the opening of two University Centers for Career Development (UCCDs) at Alexandria University's Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Engineering, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). These mark the seventh out of 20 UCCDs to be established in 12 public universities in Greatr Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, benefiting more than 1 million students.

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