Research Projects

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

Tandem Project


Tunisia at the Crossroads: Media and Politics in a Changing Region

The Tandem Project "Tunisia at the Crossroads" aims to analyze the relations between politics, media, and socio-economic factors in order to define the role of media and public sphere in emerging transformation processes. The study scrutinizes the media agenda building effects from 2008-2011.

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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.

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Working Group Project


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’.

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Meet our members

Younis Baqi

Chemistry, Pharmacy
Sultan Qaboos University Applied Chemistry Division

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Julia Hauser

University of Kassel Department of Social Sciences

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Tobias Redlich

Helmut Schmidt University/ University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg Institute of Production Engineering Laboratory for Manufacturing Technology

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Andreas Thiel

Environmental Studies
University of Kassel Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences

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Working Paper Series


The Damage Done: the “Arab Spring”, Cultural Heritage and at-Risk Archaeologists

In his article, AGYA member Ammar Abdulrahman argues that the preservation of the cultural heritage in Middle Eastern and North African countries is much more than a local issue – as a global matter, cultural heritage concerns all of humanity.

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The Need for a More Intensive Maghrebi-German Cooperation

Reflecting two different disciplinary and academic contexts, Algerian nanophysicist Samir Lounis and Tunisian philosopher Sarhan Dhouib discuss the opportunities and challenges of Maghrebi-German cooperation.

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DAFG Jour Fixe with AGYA & FU Berlin

AGYA member Florian Kohstall will discuss challenges and opportunities for refugee students and researchers living in Germany. Join in on Thursday, 29 June 2017, at 6:30 pm DAFG Office Friedrichstr. 185, 10117 Berlin

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