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AUC Master's Student Creates Arabic Chatbot to Promote Brain Health

Developed by Asmaa Saeed, a public health master’s student in AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, the Arabic-speaking bot seeks to teach Arab individuals ways to improve their brain health in a conversational manner, such as giving advice on maintaining healthy eating habits or referring individuals to mental health websites and resources.

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AUC Students on a site visit for new Baheya Hospital

AUC faculty and students on a site visit to Baheya.

In light of a fruitful collaboration between the AUC Department of Construction Engineering, Department of Architecture and Baheya Foundation for Early Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer, our undergraduate students visited the construction site of the new Baheya hospital in Sheikh Zayed city. The visit had educational and philanthropic components; where the students observed the construction engineering aspects of the project and demonstrated their support to such a noble philanthropic endeavor.

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Students from AUC, United States Address Inequality Through Art

This fall, students from AUC and City University of New York collaborated virtually to study income and wealth disparity in Egypt and the United States. Using art, these students aimed to increase awareness about inequality under the collaborative Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) program.

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Shimaa Heikal (MSc '22), PhD candidate posing in the AUC garden

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 '22), 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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AUC Receives $86 Million USAID Grant, Largest in University History, for Scholarships and Training

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded The American University in Cairo (AUC) $86 million for USAID Egyptian Pioneers, a new program that provides scholarships and training to Egyptian students with emphasis on sectors that can advance Egypt’s climate goals.

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AUC Offers New Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

As an interdisciplinary program co-administered by AUC’s Department of Psychology and Department of Biology, the new behavioral neuroscience minor will allow students to study the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system with an emphasis on the biological and psychological elements that affect emotions, behavior, learning and memory.

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The Implications of Rapid Population Growth: Faculty Insight into the World Population Exceeding 8 Billion

The United Nations recently announced that the world population has exceeded 8 billion, meaning that 1 billion people have been added to the global population in just 12 years. We spoke with Sungsoo Chun, professor at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, about this milestone, the challenges it poses and its impact on our climate future.

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AUC representatives at the Afretec inaugural conference, Kenya, Nov 2022

AUC Chosen to Represent Egypt, Northeast Africa in Afretec Inclusive Digital Transformation Network

AUC is the only University representing Egypt and Northeast Africa in the newly established African Engineering and Technology (Afretec) Network, a collaboration between African universities to drive inclusive digital transformation across the continent.

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Faculty Develops Data Science Hub Inspiring Impact, Innovation in Egypt and Beyond

From creating chatbots that assist instructors using online learning to helping match foster kids with new homes, the Data Science Hub (DSH) is a new interdisciplinary platform that believes in data’s potential to help shape the future.

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Eltoukhy Learning Factory: New Teaching Environment to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The first of its kind in Egypt, Eltoukhy Learning Factory for Innovation and Entrepreneurship brings together AUC students, faculty, entrepreneurs and industry. It will help students strengthen their multi-disciplinary and problem-solving skills, preparing them for careers in diverse professional sectors.

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Momen El-Husseiny takes Cairo Bike for a spin in downtown Cairo

AUC, University of Sheffield Students Collaborate to Boost Egypt's First Bike Share Program

Downtown Cairo is many things: a hub for Egyptian history, a home of historic and modern restaurants and shops, and the heart of a massive transportation network that extends all the way to the city’s desert suburbs. It is not, however, a haven for cyclists. 

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Sara Sabry Emerges From capsule after visiting space

Alumna Astronaut Sara Sabry Becomes First Egyptian to Reach Space

T-Minus 3…2…1… Prepare for liftoff with Sara Sabry ‘16, who became the first Egyptian Astronaut after flying to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in August this year. This historical flight also makes her the first Arab woman and first African woman to launch into the obsidian sky, despite having not reached her 30th birthday.

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The Future of “Greening” Real Estate in Egypt; AUC Hosts Futures Lab to Explore Climate-Adaptive Development

Ahead of Egypt hosting COP27, the AUC Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads convened a Futures Lab in September exploring the question: “What if real estate accelerates a green transition?”

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Azzazy receiving Humboldt Award

Hassan Azzazy Receives Multiple Awards and Recognitions for Biochemistry Research

Hassan Azzazy, distinguished University professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, has been honored for his extensive work in the field of biochemistry with the Distinguished Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Doctor of Science from Alexandria University, in addition to being elected chair

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The Rubik’s Challenge

As countries scramble to improve their resilience to climate change, the need for cross-border cooperation becomes apparent.

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Award-Winning Faculty Spotlight: Mohamed Salama

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