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.

Alumni Project

Comparing Arab Media Systems

A systematic overview of Arab media systems has been lacking for a long time. This text book fills the gap by giving insights and scientifically analyzing Arab media systems.

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Publication Project

Social Robots – Our Companions of the Future?

Out now! The new science comic on social robots has just been released. What are the current technological advances in the field of artificial intelligence? How do these affect health, education, and the labour market? Learn more about these questions and solve a thrilling crime story!

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Working Group Project

Towards Effective Solutions for Combating COVID-19: An Interdisciplinary Approach

The coronavirus pandemic challenges societies in unprecedented ways. Academics from various disciplines are asked for research contributions to better understand and combat the disease.

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Meet our members

Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez

Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Physics

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Nageh Allam

Engineering, Material Science
American University in Cairo, Physics Department

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Oliver Korn

Computer Sciences
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty Media and Information

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Irene Weipert-Fenner

Political Science
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)

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'AGYA goes viral'

Welcome to the podcast ‘AGYA goes viral’! We here at the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) invite you to join us as we explore the diverse implications of COVID-19 for science and society at large. In each episode, Arab and German AGYA members and alumni from different scientific disciplines come together to discuss research on and amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Key Activities

Meet the New AGYA Members 2020

AGYA welcomes 15 excellent new members from Algeria, Egypt, Germany, Kuwait, Libya, Oman and Sudan. In a highly competitive selection process, they were selected out of 300 applications received in 2020.

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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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