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Highlights from AUC Venture Lab’s first “V-Lab Summit”

On June 18, AUC Venture Lab hosted its first V-Lab Summit. The event featured multiple insightful panels, inspiring fireside chats, exclusive workshops, and networking opportunities as well as the Spring '22 Demo Day startup pitches. Read more in this recap.

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An Unprecedented Journey to Graduation: The Commencement of the Class of Fall 2021

After spending two years of their studies navigating a challenging world, the graduating class of January 2022 finally received their diplomas during the Fall '21 commencement ceremony. Read more about their experience.

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Five Students Win 2022 Map the System National Competition for Project on Women in Cairo's Informal Sector

Five students from the AUC School of Business won first place in the national 2022 Map the System competition in late April, competing against six other teams comprising 30 undergraduate and graduate students.

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School Professors Chime in with Tips to Successfully Navigate Through Finals Week

Nearing the end of the semester for many university students is usually accompanied by many challenging prospects and difficulties juggling a multiplicity of academic tasks that need to be attended to. For this reason, we asked several members of our valued School of Business faculty about their personal advice on how students can create a more smooth-sailing experience for themselves during finals week.  

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AUC Venture Lab Graduate Swvl Debuts on Nasdaq

Just five years after joining the AUC Venture Lab as a budding startup, Swvl has made its debut on the Nasdaq ––  the first Egyptian unicorn, first V-Lab graduate and first North African tech startup to list on the U.S. stock exchange. 

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Where business and academia meet: Two AUC School of Business cases win the 2021 Emerald - AUC School of Business Case Writing Competition

The realm of business around the globe is becoming increasingly dynamic and complex. This requires persons in business to be agile critical thinkers that take initiative in solving organizational problems that arise due to the dynamic nature of the industry. This makes the use of case studies in academia of utmost importance because they engage university students’ problem-solving skills and create a culture of active learning, critical thinking, and proactivity.

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AUC Professors Publish Landmark Report on Cryptocurrency in Africa

AUC’s Mina Sami, assistant professor of Economics, and Wael Abdallah, assistant professor of Finance, have published a first-of-its-kind report on Africa’s crypto boom, aptly entitled “Does Cryptocurrency Hurt African Firms?”

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An award for impact: AUC Venture Lab recognizes its most influential startups

The AUC Venture Lab launched the V-Lab Innovation Fund Award in partnership with Oxfam and the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme to honor its graduate startups.

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Devaluation: Why Now and What Next?

In an unannounced move, Egypt’s Central Bank raised key policy rates by 100 basis points and devalued the Egyptian pound by nearly 17% on Monday, March 21, leaving many panicked with flashbacks to 2016 when the bank floated the pound and its price plunged by 48%.

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AUC's Sherif Kamel Publishes Debut Book, Covering Leadership and Innovation at School of Business and Beyond

Dean of AUC’s School of Business Sherif Kamel '88, '90, '13 recently published his debut book, Leading Change in Challenging Times: Lessons of Disruption and Innovation from Egypt – Thoughts, Observations, and Reflections.

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AUC Students Rank Third in Global Engineering Commerce Case Competition

Undergraduate Students in AUC’s School of Business ranked third globally in the Canada-based Engineering Commerce Case Competition (EngComm), the “world’s only student-led multidisciplinary case competition.”

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Launching the Egypt Impact Lab (EIL): A Step Towards Informed Policymaking in Egypt

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Middle East and North Africa (J-PAL MENA at AUC) has achieved yet another milestone in the road towards supporting evidence-based policymaking in Egypt by launching the Egypt Impact Lab (EIL) in March 2022. Find out more about the lab in this launch event recap.

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Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration: A Catalyst for Inclusive Sustainable Development

Where do businesses and corporations stand when it comes to sustainability? And what is the role of business education in creating environmentally-conscious leaders? Learn more in this recap.

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A Glimpse of the Future: Experts Discuss the Role of Business Schools in the Just Transition for Africa

In the 2022 AUC Business Forum's fourth roundtable, the speakers discussed what a just transition to net-zero should look like for Africa and how business schools can help with that. Read more in this recap.

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Launching the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Chapter Africa

During the 2022 AUC Business Forum, the African Chapter of the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) was launched. Learn more about its establishment and its mission in this recap.

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