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


Smart Cities: Identifying Key Components for Green Transformation

The growing urbanisation trends in Arab countries and Germany call for a core strategy to transform cities into so-called 'smart cities'. We are looking at concepts, their implementation and potential for future solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Tandem Project


International AGYA Panel on ‘Science Education and Experimental Pedagogies’

The International AGYA Panel on ‘Science Education and Experimental Pedagogies’ on 11 October 2018 in Tunis at presented best practice examples for using active pedagogical techniques and discuss opportunities, challenges, and prerequisites of implementation in different contexts and countries.

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Working Group Project


Smart and Sustainable Cities: Between Reality and Aspirations

Spurred on by economic and technological changes, smart cities are emerging. During a two day AGYA workshop in Rabat, Morocco, researchers from various domains presented their visions for the city of the future.

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Meet our members

Nadine Abdalla

Political Sociology
American University in Cairo, Sociology Unit, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Egyptology

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Anaheed Al-Hardan

American University of Beirut, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies

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Anis Ben Amor

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

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Djamel Djenouri

Computer Sciences, Engineering
Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST)

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Key Activities


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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Key Activities


Combining Science with Entertainment: AGYA Science Comic Wins Science Outreach Slam

How to gain the public’s enthusiasm for science? In an AGYA contest on projects that engaged society with science, a group of Arab and German scholars presented their research at the 1st AGYA Science Outreach Slam in Kuwait. It was AGYA member, Dr. Jan Friesen, the co-author of the AGYA Science Comic Vol.1, who won the contest.

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Upcoming Events

Art-Calendar Launch 'Eine Flucht in Bildern'

27 Nov 2018

DAFG - Deutsch-Arabische Freundschaftsgesellschaft e.V., Berlin, Germany

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Intensive Practical Training Course on Nanobiotechnology

28 Nov - 03 Dec 2018

Fayoum University, 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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