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


Workshop 'Buddha: The Story of a Christian-Muslim Saint

In July 2017, AGYA Members Bilal Orfali and Kirill Dmitriev brought together academics from different disciplines to discuss the peregrination of the biography of Gautama Buddha in time, space and imagination.

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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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Working Group Project


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

AGYA members Tamirace Fakhoury and 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

Andreas Fischer

Dr. Andreas Fischer Wissenschaftlich-technische Beratung

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Jan Friesen

Environmental Studies
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ Department Catchment Hydrology

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Vanessa Lux

Ruhr-Universität-Bochum Faculty of Psychology AE Genetic Psychology

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Daniel Meyer

University of Bremen Institute for Materials Science

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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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Working Paper Series


Justice in Transformation: Rethinking Theory and Practice of the Global Transitional Justice Model

This article aims to investigate whether and what extent the policies of transitions initiated in post-revolution societies in the aftermath of the socalled “Arab Spring” have affected the academic socio-legal discourse on transitional justice.

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