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


Gender Equality in the Arab World and Germany: Challenges and Prospects

AGYA members organized an interdisciplinary conference on ‘Gender Equality in the Arab World and Germany: Challenges and Prospects’ in Fez, Morocco on 29 November – 03 December 2018, in cooperation with the ISIS Centre for Women and Development.

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Working Group Project


AGYA Members Explore Cutting-Edge Solutions for Smart and Sustainable Cities of the Future

What will the cities of the future look like? A joint project by two AGYA Working Groups pioneers innovative, interdisciplinary solutions to environmental and social challenges posed by our rapidly growing urban lifestyles, bridging knowledge between the Arab world and Germany.

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Working Group Project


AGYA Fellowship in Translational Research

How to translate basic scientific research into medical innovations that are ripe for the actual market? A product-centered, interactive training program was provided as AGYA’s first fellowship in translational research from 17 - 21 November 2018 at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

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Meet our members

Mohamed Abou El-Enein

Medical and Health Sciences
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Bassam Alameddine

Gulf University for Science and Technology, College of Arts & Sciences, Mathematics & Natural Science Department

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Tareq Osaili

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah

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Jan Völkel

Political Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel Institute for European Studies

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Key Activities


AGYA’s Alumni Network Keeps Members Connected and Interdisciplinary Cooperation Flowing

In 2018, AGYA celebrated its five-year anniversary and the matriculation of the first generation of AGYA members into the AGYA Alumni Network. Going forward, the first batch of 20 AGYA alumni will continue to benefit from connection and collaboration with the broader AGYA community.

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Key Activities


‘It’s the AGYA Members Themselves Who Run the Show’

AGYA members are the driving force behind the Academy’s activities, organizational structure and research agenda. As AGYA is independent with respect to the content and forms of its academic activities, members have full freedom to set the Academy’s priorities and turn their ideas into action.

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Upcoming Events

The 9th International Symposium on Plant Senescence: Capacity Building in Modern Crop Science

01 - 04 Apr 2019

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany

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AGYA Annual Conference

14 - 17 Apr 2019

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) & Charité Universitätsmedizin 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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