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 Meeting


Learning Lessons on Reconciliation from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Working Group Transformation explored opportunities and pitfalls of reconciliation politics in post-conflict countries in Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2018 together with guests from the Arab world and Europe.

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Working Group Project


Smart Cities: Identifying Key Components for Green Transformation

The growing urbanisation trends in Arab countries and Germany call for a core strategy to transform cities into so-called 'smart cities'. We are looking at concepts, their implementation and potential for future solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Tandem Project


International AGYA Panel on ‘Science Education and Experimental Pedagogies’

The International AGYA Panel on ‘Science Education and Experimental Pedagogies’ on 11 October 2018 in Tunis at presented best practice examples for using active pedagogical techniques and discuss opportunities, challenges, and prerequisites of implementation in different contexts and countries.

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Meet our members

Luise Fischer

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

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Ahmed Ismail

Damanhour University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Horticulture

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Ahmad Sakhrieh

American University of Ras Al Khaimah Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Pierre Thielbörger

Ruhr University Bochum Institute for Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

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Key Activities


Women’s Empowerment in Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018)

In line with AGYA’s aim to foster interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange on the boundary between science and society, AGYA and ASRT chose to mark the special occasion of the Regional Office’s opening by hosting their first collaborative conference on the topic of Women’s Empowerment in Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018).

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Key Activities


AGYA Opens New Office in Cairo: Arab-German Research Cooperation in Action

On 25 October 2018, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) celebrated the official opening of its new Regional Office located within the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in Cairo. On the occasion of the opening festivities in Cairo the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the award of an additional 3.3 million euro in funding to AGYA.

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Upcoming Events

Understanding Construction Law & Its Implementation

21 Dec 2018

IHG Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya

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Salon Sophie Charlotte 2019

19 Jan 2019

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