Research Projects

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) brings together excellent Arab and German scholars to face shared challenges and develop solutions through research cooperation.

Working Group Project

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Nanotechnology Applications in Energy, Environment and Health: Benefits and Potential Risks

Nanotechnology is a novel and emerging field with many chances and benefits yet also with many potential risks. The international AGYA workshop from 31 October to 3 November 2017 brought together experts in Rabat, Morocco, to debate benefits and challenges of nanotechnology applications.

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Tandem Project

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Workshop 'Buddha: The Story of a Christian-Muslim Saint

In July 2017, AGYA Members Bilal Orfali and Kirill Dmitriev brought together academics from different disciplines to discuss the peregrination of the biography of Gautama Buddha in time, space and imagination.

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Tandem Project

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Cross-Cultural Exchange via Translation - Tandem Translation Workshop for Students from Germany and Tunisia

To experience the ambiguity of literary texts and the limitations of translatability AGYA members Barbara Winckler and Anis Ben Amor brought together German and Tunisian students in a translation workshop.

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Meet our members

Ammar Abdulrahman

Archeology
University of Tübingen

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Olfa Khelifi

Engineering, Environmental Studies
University of Tunis El Manar Higher Institute of Applied Biological Sciences Department of Environmental Protection

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Carsten Montzka

Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies
Research Center Jülich Institute of Bio- & Geosphere: Agrosphere (IBG 3)

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Bilal Orfali

Arabic & Islamic Studies
American University of Beirut Faculty of Arts and Sciences Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages

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Debate

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A Brave New Smart World? The Potential and Limitations of Nano-Technology

AGYA members Kalman Graffi (Computer Sciences) and Ahmed S. G. Khalil (Physics) discuss the potential and limitations of nano-scale device-to-device communication through their joint AGYA Tandem Project ‘Egyptian-German Partnership on the Modelling and Simulation of Networked Nano-Scale Devices’.

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Activities

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AGYA establishes its Cairo Office at the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)

Thanks to the support of the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities establishes an AGYA office in Cairo.

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AGYA Connects Excellence in Research

How can we preserve cultural artifacts? How do young academics in Arab countries and Germany think about social robots in health care and domestic work? Find out more about the academy and the interdisciplinary collaborative research projects of the AGYA members!

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