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


Tunisian Students Replicate Open Source Hardware in a Month-long Workshop in Germany

AGYA supports new model of interdisciplinary cooperation and North-South-South knowledge exchange, demonstrating how FabLabs and the open source movement can decentralize high-tech production and pioneer new forms of innovation and value creation.

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Techniques of Active Pedagogy in Higher Education

'Towards an effective learning experience for both instructors and students' was the theme of the AGYA 3-days workshop conducted on active pedagogical techniques used in the higher education Jordan, Egypt, Germany, USA, and Malaysia. The international workshop took place at Mutah University Jordan in October 2018.

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Tandem Project


Language, Identity and Cultural Exchange: Early Arabic Studies in Europe and the Middle East

From St Andrews to Venice and Kazan, from Beirut to Rome and St Petersburg: AGYA members Kirill Dmitriev and Bilal Orfali revisited the foundations of Arabic Studies in Europe and the Middle East through investigating yet unstudied archival material at universities and research institutions in Scotland, Italy, Germany, Russia and Lebanon.

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Meet our members

Jan Busse

Political Science, Middle East Studies
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Political Science

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Rami Chahin

Oldenburg University Fakultät III - Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften

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Lena-Maria Möller

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

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Marc Ringel

Economics, Political Economy
HFWU – Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Faculty for Economics and Law

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Key Activities


Women’s Empowerment in Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018)

In line with AGYA’s aim to foster interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange on the boundary between science and society, AGYA and ASRT chose to mark the special occasion of the Regional Office’s opening by hosting their first collaborative conference on the topic of Women’s Empowerment in Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018).

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AGYA Opens New Office in Cairo: Arab-German Research Cooperation in Action

On 25 October 2018, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) celebrated the official opening of its new Regional Office located within the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in Cairo. On the occasion of the opening festivities in Cairo the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the award of an additional 3.3 million euro in funding to AGYA.

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Upcoming Events

AGYA Annual Conference

14 - 17 Apr 2019

Berlin, Germany

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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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