Research Projects

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

Tandem Project


Cross-Cultural Exchange via Translation - Tandem Translation Workshop for Students from Germany and Tunisia

To experience the ambiguity of literary texts and the limitations of translatability AGYA members Barbara Winckler and Anis Ben Amor brought together German and Tunisian students in a translation workshop.

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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


Refugee Transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Zone: Tying the Past with the Present

Tamirace Fakhoury – together with her fellow AGYA colleague Jenny Oesterle – organized the international workshop on ‘Refugee Transfers in the Euro-Arab Mediterranean Zone: Tying the Past with the Present’ at the Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos.

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Meet our members

Mohamed Abou El-Enein

Medical and Health Sciences
Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité

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Kirill Dmitriev

Arabic Studies
University of St Andrews School of Modern Languages

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Andreas Fischer

Dr. Andreas Fischer Wissenschaftlich-technische Beratung

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Dominik L. Michels

Computer Sciences, Mathematics
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

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Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research visits Germany and AGYA

The Egyptian minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Prof. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, visited the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) on the occasion of his official stay in Germany.

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About AGYA


Federal Minister Wanka on the Mission of AGYA

"It is our duty to intensify the scientific dialogue between Germany and the Arab world given the current political developments and challenges in North Africa and the Middle East which have a direct impact on Germany and Europe”, says Federal Minister of Education and Research Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka.

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Upcoming Events

CfP: Media Transitions and Cultural Debates in Arab Societies - Application Deadline 31 August 2017

24 - 26 Nov 2017

Beit al-Hikma - The Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts, Tunis, Tunisia

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