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 Project


Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab Societies

Digital technologies have affected literature and culture, their authors and audiences. So has the transition from oral to script culture – many centuries ago. The AGYA conference explores the impact of ‘new media’ on modes of cultural expression and debate cultures in Arab societies.

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Working Group Project


Refugee Transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Zone: Tying the Past with the Present

AGYA members Tamirace Fakhoury and Jenny Oesterle organized the international workshop on ‘Refugee Transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Zone: Tying the Past with the Present’ at the Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos.

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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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Tandem Project


Teaming Up Crop Genomics Research in Arab and German Institutions

AGYA members Salma Balazadeh and Henda Mahmoudi explore possible ways of cooperation to contribute to the global research activities of improving the tolerance of crops against adverse environmental stress.

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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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Tandem Project


Cross-Cultural Exchange via Translation - Tandem Translation Workshop for Students from Germany and Tunisia

To experience the ambiguity of literary texts and the limitations of translatability AGYA members Barbara Winckler and Anis Ben Amor brought together German and Tunisian students in a translation workshop.

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Meet our members

Ammar Abdulrahman

University of Tübingen

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Nageh Allam

Engineering, Material Science
American University in Cairo, Physics Department

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Sarhan Dhouib

University of Kassel Department of Philosophy

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Andreas Fischer

Dr. Andreas Fischer Wissenschaftlich-technische Beratung

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Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research visits Germany and AGYA

The Egyptian minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, visited the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) on the occasion of his official stay in Germany.

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Working Paper Series


Philosophy in Transition - Philosophy of Transition

In his article "Philosophy in Transition - Philosophy of Transition", AGYA member Sarhan Dhouib reflects from an autobiographical perspective on specific events, projects and issues in philosophy and philosophical practice in the wake of the upheavals in North Africa.

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Upcoming Events

AGYA International Bilingual Summer School

22 - 24 Sep 2017

American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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CfP: Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab Societies

24 - 26 Nov 2017

Beit al-Hikma - The Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Tunis, Tunisia

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