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


Learning by Doing: Students Make Movies to Understand Arab Media

AGYA members Carola Richter and Hanan Badr pilot exciting, interactive modality for comparative media studies in which intercultural teams co-produce videos on Arab media systems for an open-access e-learning platform.

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Tandem Project


Eine Flucht in Bildern – Drawings of War and Flight

The art-meets-science-project ‘Drawings of War and Flight’ displayed works by Syrian artists Ayman Aldarwish and Nasim Kasem. In 39 drawings and one sculpture the artists document their flight from Palmyra in Syria across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans. The exhibition was accompanied by an academic lecture series.

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Tandem Project


Stimulating the Philosophical Dialogue: Two Anthologies in Arabic and German Language

Stimulating the philosophical dialogue between the Arab world and Germany: AGYA member Sarhan Dhouib together with his AGYA colleague Fayçal Djeffal pursue a project on ‘Voices of a New Enlightenment’. The project intends to compose two anthologies – one in Arabic and one in German language.

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Meet our members

Kalman Graffi

Computer Sciences
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Faculty of Computer Science, Technology of Social Networks

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Maha Nasr

Ain Shams University, Faculty of Pharmacy

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Ahmad Sakhrieh

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

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Barbara Winckler

Arabic & Islamic Studies
University of Münster Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies

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Meet the AGYA Members


‘We are AGYA!’ Meet our excellent researches.

During the last few weeks we introduced five AGYA members to share their experiences with the Arab-German Young Academy of Science and Humanities (AGYA). Here, we briefly introduce you to the five members and their current AGYA research projects.

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Idea Competition


Exhibition: 'Arab and German Tales – Transcending Cultures'

The Arab and German Tales exhibition at Qatar National Library (QNL), which opened to the public on 17 April 2018, traces how some of the best known tales from both Arab and German – and wider Western – cultures developed from common roots, splitting over the centuries to reflect the societies that adopted them.

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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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