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

Abundant Data - Are there Smart Solutions for Energy and Environment?

How can we understand changes in climate patterns, environmental conditions and in our use of resources? Big data experts and scientists from various fields highlighted current advances and future trends in environmental, sustainability and energy studies using state of the art methods of soft computing and data mining. The AGYA workshop took place at Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technology, Rabat, Morocco from 18 - 19 July.

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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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Meet our members

Mohammad Alwahaib

Department of Philosophy, College of Arts, Kuwait University

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Anis Ben Amor

University of Tunis El Manar, Higher Institute of Humanities, Department of Applied Languages

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Tamirace Fakhoury

Political Science
Lebanese American University, Department of Social Sciences

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Lena-Maria Möller

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

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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

Mapping the Urban: Cities in Arabic Literature, Culture, and Society

17 - 19 Oct 2019

Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy

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Contemporary Women Philosophers in Arab Countries. Intellectual Portraits

24 Oct - 19 Dec 2019

University of Hildesheim and Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)

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Water-Energy Nexus: Concepts, Methodologies and Future Developments

02 - 10 Nov 2019

Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in Cairo/Egypt & University of Fayoum In Fayoum/Egypt

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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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