built to last

Seizing the moment for green architecture

We have increased our use of building systems for our comfort, which has a devastating impact on our energy bills. Our construction waste remains high at all times, with a record number of landfills and a maximum load on our environment. Our carbon emissions continue to increase, with limited efforts to curb them. The moment for green architecture has arrived.

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SSE in Motion

AUC Students Conceive Masterplan for Egypt's First-of-Its-Kind College Town

AUC Research Fights the Climate Change Crisis

Strengthening Ceramics Research Published in Top-Tier Academic Journal

Professor Hesham Sallam: Spotlight on Paleontology in Egypt

Building on Mars - AUC Students Create Concrete for Planet Mars

Chasing Circuits: AUC Launches Suitera Spinoff

AUC Professor Hesham Sallam discusses the discovery of a 34- million-year-old rodent

World’s First Comprehensive North African Reference Genome

Interview with Nataly Naser Al Deen ‘13, one of Forbes Middle East’s 30 Under 30

Modifying a Japanese Anti-Cancer Drug

SSE News


Reimagining Cairo: AUC Alum, Student Win 3rd Worldwide in 2022 Berkeley Prize Competition for Design Excellence

Mahmoud El Kady ‘21 and Tia Ashraf, anthropology graduating senior, won third place worldwide in the 2022 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence competition.

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Nageh Allam receives prize

Nageh Allam Wins 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists

Nageh Allam, professor and director of the nanotechnology graduate program at AUC’s Department of Physics, has won the 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists in Physical Sciences, for his

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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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AUC Students Victorious at 2022 John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Graduating seniors Maha Shatta, Fatema Lokma, Mostafa Nosseir, Ahmed Elghoul and Seif Ahmed ‘21 from AUC’s Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECNG) won first place worldwide in the 2022 John Hop

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GlucoClip Team, A Higher Life Quality for People with Diabetes

Under the supervision of Dr. Hassanein Amer and the SEAD group, a team of undergraduate students: Maha Shatta, Fatema Lokma, Seif Ahmed, Mostafa Nosseir, and Ahmed Elghoul developed an innovative device called “GlucoClip” for their thesis project. The device helps people with diabetes achieve a higher quality of life by allowing them to measure their blood glucose levels with a good level of accuracy safely and non-invasively using near-infrared light.

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Shimaa Heikal

100 PhDs in Africa Awardee Shimaa Heikal (MSc '22) Pilots Data Project on Dementia in Egypt

Pioneering a research registry on novel biomarkers found in early stages of dementia within the Egyptian population, Shimaa Heikal (MSc '20), PhD candidate at AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), is among the first 10 awardees for the 100 PhDs in Africa program. 

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Sarah Abdelkader

PhD Student Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist Award

Sarah Abdelkader (MSc ‘20), an environmental health PhD student at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), has won the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist award for Egypt, for her innovative work in sustainable agricultural wastewater treatment.

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Students at Wadi Degla Protectorate

Geology Course Takes Students out of the Classroom and Into the Wild

Students in AUC's Geology for the Engineer course left the classroom and headed outside this spring to visit two of Egypt's major geological sites: Wadi Degla Protectorate and Wadi Al-Hitan heritage site.

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WEF diplomat students field trip

WEF Technologies Diploma Students Field Visits to El-Galala Desalination Plant and Oasis Community Center (OCC)

Water Energy and Foot Technologies (WEF) diploma students had two field visits as a part of their learning journey through the diploma that was organized by the Metito team.

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EngComm Winners

AUC Students Rank Third in Global Engineering Commerce Case Competition

Undergraduate Students in AUC’s School of Business ranked third globally in the Canada-based Engineering Commerce Case Competition (EngComm), the “world’s only student-led multidisciplinary case competition.” The students also won awards for Best Business Solution, Best Engineering Solution and Most Economically Feasible Solution. 

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Students visit Habiba Organic Farm (HOF)

Sustainable Development Masters Program students and WEF Technologies Diploma students visited Habiba Organic Farm (HOF)

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Ahmed Marey

Your Personality Constructed: Al Ghurair STEM Scholar Ahmed Marey Explores Architecture Based on Character Traits

When Ahmed Marey '21 heard his fellow students were receiving their acceptances into the Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Program

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Irene Samy Fahim, recipient of the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Three-time Alumna Wins L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Irene Samy Fahim ‘03, ‘11, ‘15, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Service Engineering and Management at Nile University in Cairo, has been named a winner of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2021 Egypt young talents fellowships program.

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Nour-Lyna Boulgamh using VR goggles in her design research

Designing for Justice: Alumna Seeks to Reshape Housing Across MENA

After conducting research at the University of Arizona, presenting at the World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics in 2020 and winning AUC’s Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award one year later, Nour-Lyna Boulgamh ‘21, an Algerian Amazigh and Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship recipient who majored in architectural engineering, now has her sights set on a larger feat: solving the housing crisis for displaced individuals in the Middle East and North Africa.

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AUCian Yousef Berbar’s STEM Network Grows

When high schooler Rahma Swidan asked for advice on Facebook about entering one of Egypt’s new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) high schools, senior construction engineering major Yousef Berbar responded. 

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