Sunday, 2 April 2017


AUC Research Week, which marks the first year that nine different research-related events are consolidated into one annual event. The week will feature 240 presentations by students and faculty members.
Tracing AUC’s rich history of research and celebrating the community’s innovative work, this week is aimed at celebrating faculty, graduate and undergraduate research as well creative achievements in all fields at AUC.  
The Research Week will host a series of events and panels including the Faculty Research Pitch Competition and the Student Research Poster Competition, in addition to the third Academy of Liberal Arts Symposium, which will host a series of panel discussions concentrating on liberal arts and language instruction.
Faculty and students will showcase creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship at an event called Creatopia. The week will also feature First-Year Research Experience panels, which will offer a space for freshman students to join in on the week’s festivities by presenting research-based projects completed in any 1000-level course.
In its 23rd year, the AUC Research Conference will take place beginning during Research Week. Titled Communities Conceptualized: A Conference on the Definitions, Perspectives and Approaches to Community, the conference invites graduate students and faculty members to submit research revolving around the theme of “community,” with the goal of underlining interdisciplinary efforts at using research to tackle challenges in the community.
Program is attached
The Research Week will include experts and presenters from academia. The Keynote speaker is Laila Iskander, founding director of CID and former minister of environment. The closing keynote speakers are Professor Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, author of Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier  (Stanford University Press), and 2016- 17 fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and Malak Zaalouk, professor of practice, AUC’s Graduate School of Education.
Presenters include AUC experts: Hani Sweilam, professor and director of Center for Sustainable Development; Mona Amer, assistant professor of psychology and Ahmed Tolba, associate provost for Strategic Enrollment Management.


Sunday, April 2 to Thursday, April 6, 2017; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


AUC New Cairo