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


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

Ahmed Debez

University of Tunis El Manar Laboratoire des Plantes Extrêmophiles (LPE) Centre de Biotechnologie de Borj Cedria (CBBC)

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Samir Lounis

Research Center Jülich Peter Grünberg Institute & Institute for Advanced Simulation

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Daniel Meyer

University of Bremen Institute for Materials Science

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Jenny Oesterle

Heidelberg University Transcultural Studies

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Working Paper Series


The Damage Done: the “Arab Spring”, Cultural Heritage and at-Risk Archaeologists

In his article, AGYA member Ammar Abdulrahman argues that the preservation of the cultural heritage in Middle Eastern and North African countries is much more than a local issue – as a global matter, cultural heritage concerns all of humanity.

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The Need for a More Intensive Maghrebi-German Cooperation

Reflecting two different disciplinary and academic contexts, Algerian nanophysicist Samir Lounis and Tunisian philosopher Sarhan Dhouib discuss the opportunities and challenges of Maghrebi-German cooperation.

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AGYA Newsletter 1/2017 out now!

How do AGYA members support young math talents in Qatar? What is the aim of the idea challenge 'Make a Difference'? And: How do AGYA members address challenges in health and society? Find the answers in our current newsletter.

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