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.
- AUC is the first university in Egypt to implement mandatory sexual harassment training for all students, faculty and staff.
- The University holds “My Safe Uni Day” to raise awareness and combat sexual harassment in universities.
- AUC students, faculty and alumni produce and perform Msh Zanbek, a collection of plays exploring the topic of sexual harassment from different perspectives.
- AUC partners with the E7na Initiative for its second annual anti-sexual harassment summit, hosted this year at AUC Tahrir Square.
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.
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:
- AUC students, alumni represent Egypt in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
- Athlete Mohamed El-Shenary ranks 7th globally in the World Rowing Indoor Championships.
- Athletes take home medals in the first half of the National Universities Tournament.
Here's to another year of success, health and happiness! Happy New Year!