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Message From the Dean

Zeinab Taha

Dean's Message

What makes AUC unique in Egypt is our commitment to a liberal arts education – and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) has always been central to that mission. The courses, programs, and majors offered by the faculty and departments of HUSS provide discipline-based expertise in a wide range of fields. 

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Mission, Vision and Values


The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) is the home to the core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and arts at AUC. HUSS comprises nine departments: Applied Linguistics, Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Arts, English and Comparative Literature, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology.

Together, they help to foster a deeper understanding of what it means to be human and the forces that shape us, both as individuals and within communities, and to enrich the engagement and impact of academic work in the local, regional and global contexts in which it occurs. HUSS faculty members are teacher-scholars who strive to produce relevant and groundbreaking research and to provide students with the finest liberal arts education in the region.


The vision of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to lead and excel in teaching, research and creative expression in the disciplines we represent. We aim to become the destination of choice for students and faculty members from around the world seeking in‐depth cultural exposure, outstanding academic programs, and cutting‐edge research, in a diverse, ethically engaged community of scholars.

We cultivate vital intellectual and critical capacities in our students and prepare them for a life of engaged service to the local, regional and international communities of which they are valuable members. 


We strive for excellence in all we do: in teaching, in research, in creative expression, and in service to our communities and to each other.

We treat all individuals with respect and fairness and aim to promote the recognition and understanding of a diversity of perspectives, traditions, and experiences.

We embrace the importance of social responsibility and service and dedicate our intellectual and creative capabilities to address, in a positive and sustainable way, the challenges that confront Egypt, the region and the world.

We uphold the principles of academic integrity, including fairness, accountability, and honesty.

We believe that the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and personal and professional development should continue throughout one’s lifetime.

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