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Recognizing the challenges facing Egypt and the region, the Department of International and Comparative Education contributes to education reform by providing theoretical and applied components needed to build the capacity of professionals and policymakers in the education system. The department consists of various academic and professional development programs.

Message From the Chair

We are committed to advancing excellence and equity in education through effective teaching and the discovery of new knowledge. Through highly selective and intensive graduate programs and an undergraduate minor in educational studies.

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Heba El Deghaidy

Academic Programs

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Educational Studies Minor

AUC’s minor in education studies is a great first step in exploring the field of education, understanding the issues related to education today, and developing the lifelong skills to deliver knowledge to others.
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International and Comparative Education: MA

AUC’s MA in international and comparative education (MA-ICED) produces students who are agents of change in educational development, policy, higher education internationalization, and international schools. Students will develop the professional skills to view educational reform in a global context and the analytic skills for understanding how the social, political, and economic elements of education impact quality and outcomes.
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Inclusive Education: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered by the Departments of Psychology and International & Comparative Education. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two-semester) program.
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Women in Laboratories

Women in Physics in Muslim-Majority Countries

“Unfortunately, science as a field, to many, is associated with masculinity, and I wanted to challenge this myth,” said Heba EL-Deghaidy, chair of the Department of International and Comparative Education at AUC's School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Professional Development Programs

Seminar Series offers professional development for educators seeking to enrich their knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and improve themselves for the benefit of their schools or universities. The program is targeted to educators in public or private universities or schools.

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The Middle East Institute of Higher Education (MEIHE)

Through the Middle East Institute of Higher Education (MEIHE), The Department of International and Comparative Education plays a role in educational policy and reform in the region. By connecting universities to schools, European universities to Arab universities, academics to practitioners, and policymakers to students, the MEIHE demonstrates a progressive and evidence-based approach to policy planning and capacity building. The institute utilizes cutting edge research to incubate educational reform.

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Notable Alumni

Contact Us

AUC New Cairo, AUC Avenue, P.O.BOX 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt

Department of International and Comparative Education

Room P002, AUC Center for the Arts Building

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