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The American University in Cairo

University Web Ranking

World Rank : 1688

Country Rank : 1 (Web Ranking in egypt)


Founded in 1919. The American University in Cairo is a Private higher education university located in new cairo, cairo, egypt, africa. The university awards degree in arts & humanities, business & social sciences, language & culture, engineering, science & technology. Internationally The American University in Cairo university ranked 1688 in the world. It has ranked 1 in egypt. This 100 years old higher education university admission process is based on entrance examinations and students past academic record and grades. It provides admission to Men and Women (coed) and Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission.

General Information

Acronym : AUC

Founded : 1919

Areas of Studies

Diploma Bachelor Master Doctorate
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Size And Profile

Control Type : Private

Entity Type : Non-Profit

Facilities And Services

Library : Yes

Housing : Yes

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Website Link : University Website Link

Wikipedia Article : The American University in Cairo Wikipedia Article

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University Latest News

Cairo Media Conference 2 kicks off April 3 in AUC  Egypttoday

CAIRO - 4 April 2019: The second edition of the Cairo Media Conference of the American University kicked off on April 3. The conference was held in the ...

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Mining marine microbe genomes for novel drugs - Research Highlights - Nature Middle East  Nature Middle East

Specialized gene clusters coding for metabolite formation in microbes living in deep Red Sea salty pools show potential for use in anti-bacterial and anti-cancer ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Satisfying the IMF Won’t Solve Egypt’s Problems  Bloomberg

A $12 billion loan has helped the country recover from its financial crisis, but hasn't fixed its fundamental economic flaws.

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Egypt American University in Cairo celebrates centennial with gift of art  Al-Monitor

The American University in Cairo kicked off its centennial year by rededicating its original campus as a cultural arts center.

Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The Arab World Must Think Big About its Smallest Businesses  Bloomberg

To build a robust SME sector, the Middle East and North Africa must start by helping their micro-enterprises grow.

Sun, 12 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Hanging Church – Cairo, Egypt  Atlas Obscura

Discover The Hanging Church in Cairo, Egypt: Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:00:19 GMT
YLF to organize biggest student activity platform at AUC  Egypttoday

CAIRO – 3 March 2019: The Chief Executive Officer of Youth Leaders Foundation (YLF), Ahmed Fathi, revealed Saturday the details of the student activity ...

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Protest Against AUC's President for Pompeo Speech  Egyptian Streets

Academics at the American University in Cairo (AUC) are trying to oust the school's president after he gave US Secretary Mike Pompeo a platform for a ...

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
How South Africa's universities are making more students multilingual  The Conversation - Africa

South Africa is a multilingual, multicultural space. As is the case for many other countries in Africa, it has a number of official languages – 11. Although the South ...

Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
AUC and USAID Celebrate the Inauguration of a New University Center for Career Development at Ain Shams University  Al-Bawaba

The American University in Cairo (AUC) celebrated today the opening of a university career development center at the faculty of commerce, Ain Shams ...

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
We're Hiring!  The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

The Cairo Review is seeking an Associate Editor to work in all aspects of producing a print edition four times a year and producing additional editorial *content* for ...

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:02:49 GMT
Mohamed Henedi announces 'Saeedi fel Gamaa al-Amrikeya' sequel  Egypt Independent

During a symposium and ceremony to honor actor Mohamed Henedi at the American University in Cairo (AUC), the Egyptian star unveiled plans for a sequel of ...

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Egypt's Media Ecology in a Time of Revolution  Arab Media & Society

Abstract: In 1984 William Beeman published a brief but useful essay on the media ecology of Iran before, during and after the revolution. After briefly discussing ...

Tue, 31 May 2011 07:00:00 GMT
Making a Contribution  The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Greetings from the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo. We began publishing the Cairo Review of Global Affairs in ...

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:00:51 GMT
AUC Professor Authors the 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship  Al-Bawaba

Bernard O'Kane, professor of Islamic art and architecture at The American University in Cairo (AUC), has released his latest book Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic ...

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Petition Demanding Release of Dr. Shahidul Alam Signed by Global Group of Intellectuals  The Wire

Alam's arrest came in the wake of student protests in Bangladesh after a speeding bus killed two teenagers on July 29.

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Translating Egypt's Revolution  Three Monkeys Online

As is so often the way with beginnings, I was looking for someone and something else completely when I stumbled on the class Samia Mehrez is teaching.

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:50:25 GMT
New AUC cultural center to be funded by Naguib Sawaris  Egypt Independent

The American University of Cairo (AUC) is to create a new cultural center on its campus, after signing a memorandum of funding with businessman and Free ...

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Omar Khairat to perform concert commemorating 'Golden Era' at AUC  Egypttoday

CAIRO – 17 March 2018: Veteran Egyptian musician Omar Khairat will perform a concert at the American University in Cairo's amphitheater, entitled “El Zaman ...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Forum, Imhotep: The Man behind the Mummy  BBC News

Bridget Kendall explores the story of the Ancient Egyptian polymath, Imhotep, better known as Hollywood's The Mummy. With guests David Silverman, Salima ...

Sun, 19 May 2019 16:11:25 GMT
Egypt looks to foreign university campuses to boost education  Al-Monitor

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi recently approved a law allowing foreign universities to open branch campuses across Egypt as part of efforts to increase ...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Hamaki and Wehbe to perform in AUC  Egypttoday

CAIRO - October 27 2017: The famous Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe is set to perform with the well-known Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki in a concert that ...

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
War film 'The Battle of Algiers' to screen at AUC  Egypttoday

CAIRO – 25 November 2017: As part of its ”Postcolonial Cinema of the Middle East” program, the American University in Cairo will be showing a screening of ...

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
AUC Architecture Graduation Project Wins First Place in a National Competition  Al-Bawaba

The graduation project of Mariam Barsoum, an architecture graduate of The American University in Cairo (AUC), has won the first prize in the competition that ...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The 'Taharrush' Connection: Xenophobia, Islamophobia, and Sexual Violence in Germany and Beyond  Jadaliyya

New Year's Eve 2016 witnessed the collective public sexual harassment and assault of dozens of women during celebrations in Cologne, Germany, reportedly ...

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Pop singer Nathalie Saba to perform at AUC  Egypttoday

Cairo - 22 November 2017: Pop singer Nathalie Saba will perform live at the Greek Campus on Friday at AUC's Greek Campus in Tahrir Square. Saba is ...

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
False rumor reignites row over Egypt's mixed-gender classes  Al-Monitor

The Egyptian government once again has managed to quash a recurring false claim that men and women will be banned from attending university classes ...

Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Celebrating the Culture of Science  Securities Industry News

There is an increasing worldwide consensus on the vital importance of science for personal, social, economic, and political development. This has spurred many ...

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:00:00 GMT
Egypt: The question of the environment  Daily News Egypt

On the occasion of World Environment Day (WED), Daily New Egypt examines the status of environmental rights in Egypt, the main environmental challenges, ...

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT
Will tuition ruling impede American University of Cairo?  Al-Monitor

The American University of Cairo will abide by a court ruling to cancel its decision to collect half of tuition fees in US dollars, but this compliance may jeopardize ...

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Parents, Alumni Join AUC Students in Protests Against Tuition Fee Hikes  Egyptian Streets

Alumni and parents joined scores of students at the American University in Cairo to protest against the sharp increase of tuition fees, which many say are beyond ...

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Egypt's railways: past, present and future?  Daily News Egypt

Egypt has a long history of railway accidents. Over the past 20 years more than 1500 people have lost their lives to train collisions and derailments.

Wed, 08 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT
Sufi Islam in Egypt  Daily News Egypt

Sufi Islam in Egypt, mawalid, Borhameya order in Egypt, folkloric traditions - Lately, Sufis have been one of the vital cards utilised in Egyptian parliamentary and ...

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT
Egypt's Media in the Midst of Revolution  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

More than three years after the January 25 revolution toppled then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt continues to struggle with an authoritarian media ...

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT
Egypt's right to information law  Daily News Egypt

Ninety-three countries worldwide have passed right to information (RTI) laws. Among Arab countries, Jordan was the first to take the initiative in 2007, followed ...

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT
Polarised, politicised and biased: Covering Egypt  Daily News Egypt

In Egypt's dire political situation, one of the most important ways to understand the complexities of the situation is the media; supposedly the institution that seeks ...

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT
A polarised media: Religious satellite TV channels  Daily News Egypt

In a deeply polarised media climate, Egyptians must choose between secular or religious satellite TV channels. Religious channels are a widely used source of ...

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT
Two years after the revolution: how our families changed  Daily News Egypt

Many are hesitant about terming what happened in Egypt on 25 January 2011 a “revolution”. Their justification is that a revolution must break away from the past ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMT
A Scottish Bridge That Is a Lesson on How to Build Big Projects  Engineering News-Record

This country's infrastructure—bridges, airports, dams and levees—needs wide-scale repair and renewal. The United Kingdom's new Queensferry Crossing ...

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Aswan: A city of charm  Daily News Egypt

It is wintertime in Egypt and a Nile cruise to Aswan and Luxor is by far the best getaway destination for your winter break. There are a few options to get there: ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:00:00 GMT
Egypt's Constitutional Experience  Daily News Egypt

The current Constituent Assembly is the biggest in Egypt's history. However, it is not just the number of constituency assembly members that distinguishes the ...

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:00:00 GMT
Young Mongolian Eagle Huntress Spiritually Adopted Into Native American Tribe  Utah Public Radio

The Eagle Huntress is a documentary about a young girl from northwest Mongolia. During the premier of the documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in.

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT
AUC launches first free Arabic Massive open online course on steam education in cooperation with Edraak  Al-Bawaba

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is launching tomorrow the first Arabic Massive Open Online course (MOOC) ...

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 21:20:38 GMT
Yemen's Torture Camps | Abuse of Migrants by Human Traffickers in a Climate of Impunity  Human Rights Watch

For decades, migrants from Africa have passed through Yemen to seek work in Saudi Arabia. Since 2010, more than 337,000 migrants and refugees have ...

Sun, 25 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT
AUC students shine In five prestigious local and global competitions  Al-Bawaba

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has witnessed students achieve feats in a variety of fields, this semester, succeeding in local and regional competitions ...

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 22:25:43 GMT
AUC Contributes Hassan Fathy Archives for Restoration of New Gourna  Al-Bawaba

Archives from the Hassan Fathy Collection have recently surfaced to the spotlight from the Rare Books and Special Collections Library at The American ...

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT
AfCFTA implementation may drag till June 2020  Guardian Nigeria

Despite the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by 22 countries, the delay by four countries in depositing their ...

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Vietnamese refugees began new lives in Camp Pendleton's 1975 'tent city'  Los Angeles Times

Inside the tent city, the lost and the bewildered roamed, one of them describing their arrival 'like coming to the promised land - just that we didn't know what was ...

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
Op Ed: Don't Let Money Rob Egypt's Green Building Success!  Green Prophet

Students from the American University of Cairo designed SLIDES - a solar-powered modular home that is slated to compete in next years Solar Decathlon, but ...

Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:00:00 GMT
Leaders' Talk with FAWAZ Group's Supply Chain Director, Dr. Ahmed Abdelhady  GineersNow

Dr. Ahmed Abdelhady, Group Supply Chain Director of Fawaz Group speaks to GineersNow TV. During the Big 5 Exhibition, Ahmed discussed the group's 2017 ...

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Russell H. Kaschula  The Conversation Africa

Russell H. Kaschula's profile on The Conversation.

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT
Tearing the fabric of material speech  Jerusalem Post

Like some Western governments, several Muslim states forbid Islamic dress in universities and official buildings.

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:00:00 GMT
Challenging Canada's myths about its role in Palestine  Electronic Intifada

Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler's recent comments that Canada's policy towards the Middle East has been put in the *service* of domestic electoral concerns ...

Tue, 18 May 2010 07:00:00 GMT
The MONARCH: A Modular and Mobile Fully Functioning Hospital  Inhabitat

Hord Coplan Macht in partnership with SPEVCO have developed a fully functioning mobile and modular hospital built from specialty trailers.

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 07:00:00 GMT
The 26 Stages Of Starting A Band  BuzzFeed

Not normal teenager stuff, but that one band whose t-shirt you wanted to wear every day to proclaim your undying love for them.

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 07:00:00 GMT

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