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 Meeting

From Traditional to Innovative Active Methods in Higher Education

‘I had heard of different active methods of teaching before, but this is the first time that I have learned how to put them into practice with my students’, summarizes Dr. Mohamed Abdelwaheb Yousfi, workshop participant from Tunis, his beneficial experience in the training workshop on ‘From Traditional to Innovative Active Methods in Higher Education’ in Djerba, Tunisia from 05 – 08 July 2019.

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Tandem Project

Empowering Women in Agriculture Through Interdisciplinary Exchange

Fifty agriculture sector stakeholders from 16 countries exchanged experiences at an interdisciplinary conference on women in agriculture organized by AGYA in collaboration with and held at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture in Dubai.

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Tandem Project

Historians and Historical Research at Iraqi Universities

The status quo of academic historical research in post-war Iraq is widely unknown to the German and European research community. The AGYA Tandem Project ‘Historians and Historical Research at Iraqi Universities’ now investigates this blind spot. It is the first AGYA project with a regional focus on Iraq.

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Meet our members

Ammar Abdulrahman

Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin

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Mohammad Alwahaib

Department of Philosophy, College of Arts, Kuwait University

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Lena-Maria Möller

Law, Middle East Studies
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Tareq Osaili

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah

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AGYA Conference

The Place of Humanities in Research, Education and Society: An Arab-German Dialogue

From 08 - 10 November 2019, the international AGYA conference explores the potential and challenges of the humanities, engaging Arab and German key players in a multilateral dialogue. When technological and ecological change transforms our everyday lives, the humanities provide the essential knowledge and skills to reflect on social change, our ethical values and norms.

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Key Activities

Exhibition ‘Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arab-German Storytelling Traditions’

The festive opening of the joint AGYA and Neues Museum exhibition ‘Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arab-German Storytelling Traditions’, exploring narrative commonalities between Ancient Egypt, the Arab World and Germany, was the cultural highlight of the AGYA Annual Conference 2019 in Berlin.

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Upcoming Events

AGYA Summer School in Numerical Simulation

18 - 28 Aug 2019

Palestine Polytechnic University and Bethlehem University, Palestine

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Cosmopolitanism in Western and Islamic Thought

25 - 26 Sep 2019

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Kuwait University, Kuwait

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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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