The AUC is an independent, English-language liberal arts university located in Cairo, Egypt, where it provides 7,000 students access to American-styled learning programs at both the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels, along with a continuing education program.
The university had good reason to need a cutting-edge website: it has an international reputation as one of the region’s most dynamic institutions. In 2014, the QS World University Rankings placed AUC as the top university in Egypt, 3rd in Africa, and its school of business among the top 200 in the world—but unfortunately its old website suffered from several glaring deficiencies that made it incompatible with online education standards.
Taking advantage of Drupal 7 and the sophisticated capabilities that make it an ideal CMS for building education-focused web platforms, Vardot built a fully responsive website designed specifically to streamline navigation, reduce the amount of cluttered and confusing pages, and integrated it with social media channels to promote outreach and facilitate dialogue amongst the website’s users.
In short, AUC's new website is a shining example of what an online education platform should be, and includes all the tools and features necessary to allow tech-savvy students to thrive in an increasingly digital world.