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.

Tandem Project

Tunis Encounters: Migration in Aesthetics and Literature

Whilst migration is often discussed in terms of crises, the project explores the aesthetic and literary forms as well as the creative potential of translocal/transcultural encounters that occur when people leave their home country or place of origin.

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Tandem Project

Materials by Design

One possible solution to the worldwide increase in energy consumption lies in the use of superconducting materials in energy applications. In this project high-quality single crystals of the superconducting material “YbRh2Si2” and „LiMnPo4” were designed and tested under extreme conditions.

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Tandem Project

Exploring New Therapeutic Potential in Treatment of Liver Cancer

The novelty of this research project lies in the formulation of hybrid nanoparticle systems for loading natural drugs to maximize its anticancer activity. The project focuses on the preparation and physicochemical as well as pharmacological characterization of these nanoparticles on liver cancer cell line.

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Meet our members

Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez

Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Physics

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Nageh Allam

Engineering, Material Science
American University in Cairo, Physics Department

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Anis Ben Amor

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

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Ahmed Saad Gomaa Khalil

Materials Science
Fayoum University and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST)

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Key Activities

Food for Thought: Dates as Superfood of the Sahel and Gulf, and Focus of Cross-cutting Arab-German Research Cooperation

More than a cultural heritage icon, dates are a source of sustenance, income and medicine across the Arab region. By exploring this versatile local resource from multiple angles and disciplines, AGYA members illustrate the benefits of the Academy’s cross-cutting approach.

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Bridging Cultures through Research Cooperation: AGYA Strengthens Science Diplomacy

By fostering international understanding through scientific cooperation across cultural, country and disciplinary boundaries, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) represents science diplomacy at its best.

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Upcoming Events

Materials for Energy

28 - 29 Jun 2020

Faculty of Physics, M.L. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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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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