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.

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The Standing and Understanding of Scholars in Society

Scholars’ efforts to provide scientific advice for evidence-based crisis management throughout the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 have sparked public debates on the role of researchers in political decision-making and the society as a whole. How does research influence political decision-making? What role are societies ascribing to researchers? How are researchers communicating their findings to the public?

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Working Group Project

AGYA Book Project ‘The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Arab World and Europe’

The edited volume shall include a multi-disciplinary collection of articles that tackle questions with regard to the general situation of public health and the overall crisis preparedness in Arab and European countries; actual impacts of COVID-19 on governance, and societal responses to the pandemic as well as regional implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tandem Project

Body Fat Management & Obesity Prevention: The Case for Action

Obesity is a growing health concern in Kuwait. According to the World Health Organization, Kuwait is ranked amongst the top countries in the world with a prevalance of obesity of 37% among adults. This AGYA project raises awareness in the Kuwaiti society for a healthier lifestyle.

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Meet our members

Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez

Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Physics

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Anis Ben Amor

University of Tunis El Manar, Higher Institute of Humanities, Department of Applied Languages

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Oliver Korn

Computer Sciences
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences Faculty Media and Information

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Tareq Osaili

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics College of Health Sciences University of Sharjah

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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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