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


Nanotechnology Applications in Energy, Environment and Health: Benefits and Potential Risks

Nanotechnology is a novel and emerging field with many chances and benefits yet also with many potential risks. The international AGYA workshop from 31 October to 3 November 2017 brought together experts in Rabat, Morocco, to debate benefits and challenges of nanotechnology applications.

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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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Meet our members

Norman Domeier

University of Stuttgart Faculty of History Department of Modern History

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Ahmed N. Hegazy

Medicine, Gastroenterology
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (CBF), Medical Department

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Verena Lepper

Egyptology, Oriental Studies
Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection

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Tareq Osaili

Jordan University of Science and Technology Department of Nutrition and Food Technology Faculty of Agriculture

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Job Vacancy


AGYA Vacancy as Project Coordinator

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) is searching for a project coordinator (full time) with a focus on financial management and project administration at the earliest possible date. Application Deadline: 24 November 2017.

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AGYA Annual Conference in Amman

From 26 to 29 October 2017, the members of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) met for their Annual Conference in Amman, Jordan. During the autumn plenary, the members elected a new AGYA Steering Committee as well as two co-presidents for a one-year term. Six new Arab and five German members were inaugurated in a celebratory ceremony into the academy.

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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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