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.

Tandem Project


Youth Competition in the UAE: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Challenges in the 21st-Century

The “Entrepreneurship and Innovation Challenges in the 21st Century Forum” 2017 was an opportunity for Arab students to socialise and compete with their peers from other universities, engage with researchers and enhance their knowledge in the areas of their interest.

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Working Group Project


AGYA Transformation Group visits EU and NATO in Brussels

In December 2017 AGYA members visited Brussels to discuss current challenges for EU-Arab Cooperation with high-level representatives of the European Commission, the European External Action Service, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament and NATO.

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Working Group Project


Math as a Global Factor: International AGYA Panel Discussion

Mathematics as a global factor of connectivity and social development – With this notion in mind, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) together with Texas A&M University at Qatar organized an international panel discussion in Doha on ‘Mathematics and Internationalization: Innovative Approaches in Research and Education’ on 26 November 2017.

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Meet our members

Salma Balazadeh

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

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Skander Elleuche

Miltenyi Biotec GmbH

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Ahmad Sakhrieh

American University of Ras Al Khaimah Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Tarek Tawfik

Egyptology, Museology
Cairo University Faculty of Archaeology Department of Egyptology

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Call for Membership 2018


Biologist Salma Balazadeh’s cause: Managing plants’ stress to secure global food supply

In this portrait, Salma Balazadeh explains how she benefits from being an AGYA member and how she initiated scientific collaborations between research groups from Arab and German countries – through and within the AGYA network of excellence.

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Picture it! The Potential of Halophytes in Bioenergy Production

The 1st AGYA Science Comic was launched on 26 January 2018. The first mission of the AGYA Science Jinn is pictured in the graphic novel “The Rise of the Incredible Salty Salicornia Power Plant” about the next botanic superhero of our times – the powerful Halophyte.

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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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