Be the Future
As AUC turns 100, we not only celebrate the University's distinctive community and century-long achievements, we also look to the future, ushering in a new centennial of excellence, innovation and service.
Feb 9, 2019 - Feb 20, 2020
0 Days Celebrated
Festivities kick off on AUC's iconic Tahrir Square campus, where it all began. We continue with a full program in Cairo and several major cities around the world, closing with a final week of celebration on our spectacular New Cairo campus.
Women in Media and Film Rising to the Occasion
Don’t miss our celebrity talk with Asser Yassin ’04, award-winning Egyptian actor, writer and film producer working to promote and support...
March 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The United States, Egypt and the Middle East in a New Era
Engage in a compelling discussion about today’s political climate and the shifting relationship between the United States, Egypt and the Middle...
March 27, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The George Washington University, City View Room Washington, DC
#AUC100 doesn’t just reflect on the countless memories made in every corner, every class and on every occasion, whether then or now, but it’s also about the global impact that its people are making in the world. We do cherish your memories and stories, whether told or untold. Share them with us, and let the world know more about the faces of AUC.
A New Century of Impact: AUC Centennial Campaign Raises 70% of $100M Target
To expand AUC’s legacy of excellence for a second century, the University publicly launched the AUC Centennial Campaign: A New Century of Impact, with the goal of raising $100 million
Bint al-Nil/Daughter of the Nile
Bint al-Nil/Daughter of the Nile, an exhibition by Egyptian-American artist Sherin Guirguis, shows a series of paintings and sculptures inspired by Doria Shafik, who led “a feminist congress” from...
When Dreams Call for Silence
For her first exhibition at AUC in more than 20 years, artist Huda Lutfi has created an entirely new body of work. Comprised of drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations, Lutfi’s exhibition, When...
Then and Now: AUC Through the Lens
The university has evolved from a small community college to a world-class university.
Then and Now
For the past 100 years, AUC has worked consistently to enhance and widen access to exceptional, high-quality education. Beyond its diverse interdisciplinary curriculum and extensive cocurriculars, AUC offers its students and Egypt at large thought-provoking public lectures, English-language training, professional degrees and cutting-edge research. Learn more about AUC’s vision and impact during its 100 years of service to Egypt and the international community at large.
The Legacy Continues
When Charles Wastson, AUC's first president, founded The American University in Cairo 100 years ago, he originally had his sights set on a campus by the Pyramids of Giza, offering secondary and University-level education. Today, AUC has expanded into a different side of the desert, growing from 142 students when it first opened its doors in October 1920 to a thriving student body of almost 7,000 students.
Let’s celebrate the past as we look to the future! At this momentous time in AUC’s history, we reflect on our distinctive community and influential alumni -- global leaders making an impact wherever they go. We reflect on AUC’s longstanding mission of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service. As the Class of 2022 settles in, the University looks ahead with a centennial strategic plan, continuously raising AUC’s trajectory of excellence and fostering AUC’s unique liberal arts culture that encourages students to think critically and be active, global citizens changing the world for the better. Contribute toward AUC’s future here.