AUC's 2021 Year-End Highlights

The past year was full of achievements and new discoveries at AUC. Here are our top ten favorite memories and moments from 2021:

1. For the first time in 18 months, AUC  resumes full-time face-to-face instruction, welcoming back faculty, students and staff for Fall 2021 and boasting strict anti-COVID-19 measures and a 93% vaccination rate.

2. AUC faculty named among the top 2% of impactful scientists globally by Stanford-Elsevier’s Scopus for the second year in a row.

3. President Ahmad Dallal is sworn in as the University’s 13th president.

4. AUC launches its second spinoff company, Suitera, which aims to solve challenges in the electronics design automation industry.

5. #AUCSpeakUp:

6. A team including Salima Ikram (YAB ‘86) announces that the mummy of an ancient nobleman, which was discovered by the group, may date back 1,000 years earlier than previously assumed, a fact that could alter mummification history.

7. Hesham Sallam discovers a 43 million-year-old fossil of a whale in Egypt that traces the transition of whales from land to sea creatures.

8. Bahia Shehab and Haytham Nawar’s AUC Press book, A History of Arab Graphic Design, wins the 2021 Prose Award.

9. Biology students at AUC develop a therapeutic model for treating, and possibly diagnosing, COVID-19.

10. AUC athletes shine in national and international competitions:

Check out all of our 2021 stories here.

Here's to another year of success, health and happiness! Happy New Year!