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

Bioactive Properties of Dates: Linking Traditional and Regenerative Medicine

Date palm fruits possess high nutritional and therapeutic value with significant antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-proliferative properties. This project will focus on the date fruit extracts and their benefits in individual health promoting conditions with a focus on their anti-cancer activities.

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Working Group Project

From Waste to Energy: Conversion of Agricultural Waste to Value-Added Fuel

Energy scarcity motivates applied research to find alternative sources for fuel. In this regard, biogas is considered a sustainable and effective renewable energy source.

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Alumni Project

Jurassic System of the Arabian Plate: Sedimentological Studies of Northern Iraq

Through sedimentological and petrographic analysis, the project investigates the Jurassic system in Northern Iraq aiming to integrate the results in a broader regional paleographic reconstruction.

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Meet our members

Ali Elgayar

University of Benghazi Faculty of Engineering

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Luise Fischer

International Economics, Human & Historical Geography
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy

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Zeina Hobaika

Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Faculty of Sciences

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Matthias Pasdzierny

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Bernd Alois Zimmermann-Gesamtausgabe; Universität der Künste

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'AGYA goes viral'

Welcome to the podcast ‘AGYA goes viral’! We here at the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) invite you to join us as we explore the diverse implications of COVID-19 for science and society at large. In each episode, Arab and German AGYA members and alumni from different scientific disciplines come together to discuss research on and amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Key Activities

Bridging Cultures through Research Cooperation: AGYA Strengthens Science Diplomacy

By fostering international understanding through scientific cooperation across cultural, country and disciplinary boundaries, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) represents science diplomacy at its best.

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AGYA Connects Excellence in Research

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