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AUP Honored with Four CASE Circle of Excellence Awards


The American University of Paris is thrilled to announce it has won four commendations in the 2022 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in educational advancement. AUP’s initiatives were selected from more than 4,500 entries from 636 institutions in nearly 30 countries based on their overall quality, innovation, use of resources and impact. 

CASE – the Council for Advancement and Support of Education – is a global, not-for-profit membership association with a vision to advance education to transform lives and society. Their Circle of Excellence Awards are the premier recognition program for educational advancement. These peer-selected and adjudicated awards honor colleges, universities and schools worldwide whose talented staff have advanced their organizations with resourcefulness and ingenuity.

GRAND GOLD Winner – A Bold Logo for a Bright Future 

Category: Communications Initiatives (10–25 Staff) 

Our logo redesign was built to last, carrying AUP into its future as the premier American international institution of higher learning in Europe.

What the judges said: “The judges found this new logo design and rollout to be truly exceptional. We commend AUP for its strong attention to detail and careful consideration toward rebranding an institution with multiple stakeholders involved. We were truly impressed with AUP's ability to complete this task in-house and appreciate that similar emphasis was placed on the overall process as well as final design.”

GOLD Winner – 60th Anniversary Website and Campaign

Category: Communications Initiatives (10–25 Staff)

AUP's 60th-anniversary website explored what unites us as a global community across six decades of liberal arts learning.

What the judges said: “The judges applaud AUP for its organization and strict attention to detail, which made it possible for the University to launch its 60th anniversary website and campaign on a tight timeline, and with impressive results. Both the website and ‘What Unites Us?’ video were professionally done and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The groundwork laid by AUP could be easily replicated at other institutions.”

SILVER Winner – A Bold Visual for a Rising University

Category: Branding (Institution)

The launch of our new logo coincided with the development of a full set of new design solutions for presenting AUP to the world.

What the judges said: “Really strong design solution. Quite unique (in the educational world) and well thought out. Lots of little design details that ladder up to the overall concept.”

BRONZE Winner – AUP Magazine: 60th Anniversary Edition

Category: Alumni/General Interest (Printed Once a Year)

This special issue of the AUP Magazine invited global explorers across the world to proudly stand up and say, “We Are AUP.”

What the judges said: “The AUP Magazine: 60th Anniversary Edition accomplished what no other entry could – best exemplifying the ‘printed once a year’ category with its special one-of-a-kind edition. With excellent branding and consistency in design, AUP Magazine was inviting and very readable. It possessed a ‘luxurious feeling’ while not being as expensive as other entries of this caliber. Judges appreciated the concept, the commitment to diversity, the modern elegant appeal, and considered it ‘truly an international entry.’”