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Steering Committee

The AGYA is independent in respect to the content and forms of its academic activities. The activities of the AGYA are carried out by its members and coordinated by the Steering Committee consisting of three Arab and three German members. They invest a significant amount of effort and time to establish a network of cooperation partners by meeting politicians and leaders of academic institutions in the 22 Arab member states and Germany. The AGYA has two Co-Presidents. Prof. Dr. Ahmad El-Guindy holds the office of the Arab Co-President and Dr. Jan Friesen acts as German Co-President. Together with the other members of the Steering Committee, they represent the AGYA regularly at international conferences and actively engage in exchange with leading academic institutions in Germany and the Arab world.


Members of the Steering Committee

Ahmad El-Guindy

Mathematics
Texas A&M University at Qatar Department of Mathematics

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Zeina Hobaika

Biochemistry
Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

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Henda Mahmoudi

Biology
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

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Jan Friesen

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

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Christian Fron

Ancient History
University of Heidelberg, Department of Ancient History and Epigraphy

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Oliver Korn

Computer Sciences
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty Media and Information

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