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

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International AGYA Conference ‘Impact of Education on Employment: Cases from Germany and Arab Countries’

Towards more jobs by leveraging the level of education and strengthening the collaboration between academic institutions and industry: Feedback and recommendations from the AGYA Working Group Meeting in Tunis in May 2018.

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Tandem Project

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Historians and Historical Research at Iraqi Universities

The status quo of academic historical research in post-war Iraq is widely unknown to the German and European research community. The AGYA Tandem Project ‘Historians and Historical Research at Iraqi Universities’ now investigates this blind spot. It is the first AGYA project with a regional focus on Iraq.

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Tandem Project

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Comparative Perspectives on Refugee Politics

How are Lebanon and Germany dealing with the phenomenon of mass migration and flight? How do media shape discourses about refugees? How could media empower refugees? AGYA members Tamirace Fakhoury and Carola Richter engaged in a teaching cooperation that gave Lebanese and German students the opportunity to jointly reflect on these questions.

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Meet our members

Jan Busse

Political Science, Middle East Studies
Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institute of Political Science

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Djamel Djenouri

Computer Sciences, Engineering
Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST)

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Norman Domeier

History
University of Stuttgart Faculty of History Department of Modern History

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Vanessa Lux

Psychology
Ruhr-Universität-Bochum Faculty of Psychology AE Genetic Psychology

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Key Activities

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AGYA Annual Conference in Kuwait

'We look forward to the emergence of versatile networks between scientists from both sides, which can be translated later into active participation of young Kuwaiti researchers in AGYA, and in joint efforts to support scientific research between Kuwait and Germany in the framework of AGYA'. With this statement, H.E. Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Kuwait welcomed the AGYA members on 22 April to their first Annual Conference in Kuwait.

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Key Activities

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Combining Science with Entertainment: AGYA Science Comic Wins Science Outreach Slam

How to gain the public’s enthusiasm for science? In an AGYA contest on projects that engaged society with science, a group of Arab and German scholars presented their research at the 1st AGYA Science Outreach Slam in Kuwait. It was AGYA member, Dr. Jan Friesen, the co-author of the AGYA Science Comic Vol.1, who won the contest.

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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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