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.
100 Years of Community Service
AUC proudly recognizes a century in service of our greater community — work that has already made an impact and will continue to shape the future.
October 9, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
Amman Centennial Alumni Speaker Series
Engage in conversation with Jawad Anani ‘67, chairman of the board of Amman Stock Exchange, president of the Jordanian Economic and Social...
October 23, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
100 Years of Student Union
Join us in celebrating 100 years of student leadership and achievement in governance by our Student Union.
October 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bassily Auditorium, AUC New Cairo
Centennial Celebration Week
AUC’s centennial celebrations are still going strong. Join us for a weeklong program of events, activities and performances in February 2020.
February 15 - 19, 2020
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
AUC New Cairo
#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.
Mining the Future: New Data Science Major First in Egypt, Arab World
The first-of-its-kind in Egypt and the Arab world, AUC’s undergraduate data science program will begin in September 2019, leading to a Bachelor of Science in data science. Read more about the program here.
Nagla Rizk ’83, ’87 (right) with her late mother Madiha El Safty ’72, ’76
Akher Kalam: An American Student’s Impression of the College, 1930
Imogene Ward shares her experience at AUC and in Egypt in The AUC Review, the University’s first student newspaper, published on Friday, October 31, 1930. To read the full article, click here.
AUC, Cornell, MIT to Establish Centers of Excellence in Egypt
AUC, Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the American universities selected to launch three Centers of Excellence in Egypt, fostering research, scholarships and innovation in water, agriculture and energy
A Century of Visitors
AUC Generations: It Runs in the Family
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.