Research Projects

AGYA brings together excellent Arab and German scholars to face shared challenges and develop solutions through research cooperation.

Tandem Project


Tunisia at the Crossroads: Media and Politics in a Changing Region

The Tandem Project "Tunisia at the Crossroads" aims to analyze the relations between politics, media, and socio-economic factors in order to define the role of media and public sphere in emerging transformation processes. The study scrutinizes the media agenda building effects from 2008-2011.

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Idea Competition


Are we ready for emotional interaction with social robots?

If social robots are becoming our pets and even our caregivers, we need to determine the technological, societal and ethical potentials and limitations of their usage. With a pilot study the project is aiming to define potentials and limitations of social robots in Arab and German societies.

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Working Group Project


Workshop on “Health in All Policies" in collaboration with WHO/EMRO

The AGYA Working Group Health and Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO/EMRO) conducted a workshop in Cairo on ‘Applying Health in All Policies (HiAP) Approach to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals’.

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Meet our members

Hanan Badr

Communication & Media Studies
Freie Universität Berlin Institute for Media and Communication Studies

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Ahmed Ismail

Damanhour University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture

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Fatima Kastner

Law, Sociology
Institute for World Society Studies Bielefeld University Faculty of Sociology

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Tobias Redlich

Helmut Schmidt University/ University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg Institute of Production Engineering Laboratory for Manufacturing Technology

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Demonstration of assistive technology

Prof. Dr. Abdelhadi Soudi, Ambassador Scientist of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation and AGYA Advisory Board Member, demonstrates the assistive technology for the deaf to Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Asma.

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About AGYA


Federal Minister Wanka on the Mission of AGYA

"It is our duty to intensify the scientific dialogue between Germany and the Arab world given the current political developments and challenges in North Africa and the Middle East which have a direct impact on Germany and Europe”, says Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka.

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AGYA Recommendations on Migration and Higher Education

The recently published migration report gives 26 recommendations and presents best practices and strategies for integrating migrants and refugees into higher education systems from a distinct Arab and German perspective.

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