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AUC Joins STAR experiment, Brookhaven National Laboratory

The American University in Cairo's Physics Department has become a member of the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory. AUC is the only independent member institute at the STAR experiment from Africa and the Middle East.

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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

Professor Hesham Sallam: Spotlight on Paleontology in Egypt

AUC's Team "Oasis" Competes in Solar Decathlon Middle East Competition

Building on Mars - AUC Students Create Concrete for Planet Mars

Chasing Circuits: AUC Launches Suitera Spinoff

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

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Eight AUC Faculty Members Named Among Top 2% Impactful Scientists Globally

For the second year in a row, AUC faculty members have been named among the top 2% of the world's most impactful scientists by Stanford University and Elsevier. 

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International Study Fair

USAID Scholar Dreams of Helping Students with Disabilities Through Tech

“After graduation, the next step will be working for a company, and after that, I hope to found my own because this is my big dream— establishing my own company that is specialized in technology, and partly focused on assistive technology,” said Mohamed Hamdy, a visually impaired student who has recently joined AUC as part of the USAID Scholars Activity scholarship program. 

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Group of students in a visit to the space agency in Egypt

A Visit to the Egyptian Space Agency (EGSA)

Electronics and Communications Engineering Department conducted a field trip to the Egyptian Space Agency (EGSA) which was established in 2019 in New Cairo. The visit was an eye opener for the students on how to utilize their studies in the real world, and the opportunities to explore within their fields.

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AI/Machine Learning

Karim Seddik Receives AUC's Faculty Merit Award for Research on Mobile Networks, Precision Medicine:

Karim Seddik, professor of electronics and communications engineering and associate dean for graduate studies and research at AUC’s School of Sciences and Engineering, is no stranger to winning awards. His research has been recognized and published time and again by major entities such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Egyptian state.

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Hassan Alazzazy

Managing AUC's Pandemic Response, One Study at a Time: Meet the Scientific Advisory Committee

Led by Hassan Azzazy, distinguished University professor and chair of the chemistry department, AUC’s Scientific Advisory Committee is guiding the University’s COVID-19 response. The committee is made up of biomedical researchers and health experts, as well as administration members.

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Shell Imagine the Future Global Winners

AUC Students Win Second Place Globally in Shell's Imagine the Future Competition, Representing Egypt

After winning first place in Shell Egypt's Imagine the Future local competition, a team of AUC students, AUC-07, has placed second while representing Egypt at the company's global contest. The team includes mechanical engineering majors Mohamed Alabiad and Hisham Zidan, construction engineering major Habiba Abdelwahed, architectural engineering major Lara Shaheen and computer engineering major Ali Ghazal.

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Magda Mostafa design

AUC's Magda Mostafa Redefines Design with Inclusivity

Associate Professor of Design in AUC's Architecture Department and globally recognized autism design consultant Magda Mostafa continues to make strides in reshaping and improving the world of inclusive design.

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Meet the New Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering Lotfi Gaafar

As Lotfi Gaafar heads into his first semester as dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering — and the first semester back on campus since the start of the pandemic — he has an ambitious vision for the school’s continued growth.  

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Alumni Shine at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards

AUC's alumni left their mark at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards, taking home a number of awards. The event is held to honor the country's brightest entrepreneurs. You can find the full list of awardees here.    Best Egyptian Product: Salah El-Dardir '12 CLEO Pharmaceutical Industries 

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nageh allam

Solar Fuels, Clean Water, Face Mask Filters: Technological Solutions to Critical Issues

What stands out about research conducted by Nageh Allam, professor of materials engineering, is the ability to create highly efficient solar cells that are free of hazardous lead. The impact?

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Fish Fossils Provide Crucial Glimpse Into Future of Our Planet

A team led by Hesham Sallam, Egyptian paleontologist and associate professor at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, discovered ancient fish fossils that reveal important information about the Earth’s environment during one of the most transforming periods of Earth’s past, but also a critical glimpse into the future. 

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Graduate Students Internationally Recognized for Environmental Research

 Alaa Abbas (MSc '19) and Ahmed Tarek (MSc '19) recently won the Young African Talents award as part of the international Eni Awards.  “Wining [this award] is a significant step in my career,” Abbas said. 

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Maki Habib

A Passion and a Duty: Serving Humanity Through Robotics

For Maki Habib, professor of mechanical engineering, taking part in the growth and development of mechatronics and robotics isn’t just a passion but a duty. 

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AUC Schools Rank Top in Africa

Eduniversal and QS World University rankings have ranked different AUC programs as some of the top performing and highest delivering academic courses of study in the continent, and the world. Check out some of the recent rankings by school below. 

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AUC Computer Science Team Publish in Communications Magazine

AUC Computer Science Team Publishes Arab World Research Section for Communications Magazine

In the works since 2019, the first special Arab World Research section has been published in the Association for Computing Machinery magazine, Communications of the ACM.

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