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

The 9th International Symposium on Plant Senescence

How can we understand aging processes in plants to increase crop yield and improve agriculture? World leading experts and biologists from over 15 countries presented and discussed their latest research on the topic of plant senescence. AGYA member Dr. Salma Balazadeh co-organized the symposium in Berlin from 01 to 04 April and invited Arab researchers and students to the event as part of the project ‘Capacity Building in Modern Crop Science’.

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Tandem Project

North-South-South Exchange and Research Cooperation on Crop Genomics in the Face of Climate Change

AGYA members and the Academy’s broader network play a prominent role in driving Arab-German research cooperation and North-South-South knowledge exchange on crop genomics with key implications for plant resilience in the face of stressors connected to climate change.

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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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Meet our members

Nadine Abdalla

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

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Mohammad Adm

Mathematics
Palestine Polytechnic University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics

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Luise Fischer

International Economics, Human & Historical Geography
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy

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Tareq Osaili

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

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Key Activities

AGYA Annual Conference 2019 in Berlin

AGYA’s Annual Conference 2019 in Berlin took place from 14 to 17 April. AGYA members convened in the General Assembly to discuss the recent, current and upcoming activities of the Academy and its six Working Groups, in addition to participating in teambuilding activities, capacity building sessions and networking events in Germany’s go-to-destination for innovation and research.

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Key Activities

Exhibition ‘Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arab-German Storytelling Traditions’

The festive opening of the joint AGYA and Neues Museum exhibition ‘Cinderella, Sindbad & Sinuhe: Arab-German Storytelling Traditions’, exploring narrative commonalities between Ancient Egypt, the Arab World and Germany, was the cultural highlight of the AGYA Annual Conference 2019 in Berlin.

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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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