Research Projects

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

Tandem Project

Saltwater plants as biomass for energy production?

Halophyte plants are able to survive in environments with high salinity levels. It is time to spotlight these tough survival artists – an interdisciplinary review by AGYA members Ahmed Debez (Biology), Skander Elleuche (Biology), Jan Friesen (Environmental Studies) and Carsten Montzka (Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies).

read more>

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.

read more>

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’.

read more>

Meet our members

Salma Balazadeh

University of Potsdam Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology

visit profile>

Lalla Btissam Drissi

Mohammed V University-Agdal Faculty of Science Department of Physics

visit profile>

Carsten Montzka

Computer Sciences, Environmental Studies
Research Center Jülich Institute of Bio- & Geosphere: Agrosphere (IBG 3)

visit profile>

Yvonne Sawall

Environmental Studies
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science

visit profile>

Call for Membership 2017


Apply Now to Become AGYA Member

Joining the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) means becoming part of a community of the best and brightest young researchers from Germany and the Arab World. Apply until 2 April 2017 for AGYA membership!

read more>



AGYA Evening on Migration on 27 March in Hamburg

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) cordially invites you to a public evening event on the topic of Arab and German Approaches to Migration and Education on 27 March 2017 at the University of Hamburg.

read more>



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.

read more>

Sponsored by