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.
February 15, 2020
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#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.
My life was transformed by AUC and Cairo. My year at AUC made me who I am, and it was the most important year of my life. Mosr Umma Dunya!
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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.
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.