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Message From the Dean

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

Mission

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) cultivates a deeper understanding of the human experience and the forces that affect us as individuals and communities. Employing interdisciplinary collaborations and perspectives, HUSS produces relevant and significant research and creative work in the humanities, social sciences, education and arts, particularly in respect to Egypt and the MENA region. HUSS is the hub of liberal arts education at AUC and the school works to inform and implement social projects and policies at the local, national, regional and global levels. HUSS prepares students to become transformational leaders by developing the skills and citizenship needed in today’s workforce, including: critical and ethical thinking, problem solving, team work, cultural humility, communication and creativity.

Vision

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. 

Values

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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