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


Intensive Practical Training Course on Nanobiotechnology

How can we make postgraduate students fit for the newly created jobs in the field of nanotechnology? Members of the AGYA Working Group Arab and German Education organized an ‘Intensive Practical Training Course on Nanobiotechnology’ to equip postgraduates with knowledge in both state-of-art technologies and practical application of nanotechnologies.

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Working Group Meeting


Learning Lessons on Reconciliation from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Working Group Transformation explored opportunities and pitfalls of reconciliation politics in post-conflict countries in Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2018 together with guests from the Arab world and Europe.

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Working Group Project


Smart Cities: Identifying Key Components for Green Transformation

The growing urbanisation trends in Arab countries and Germany call for a core strategy to transform cities into so-called 'smart cities'. We are looking at concepts, their implementation and potential for future solutions from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Meet our members

Mohamed Abou El-Enein

Medical and Health Sciences
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Rami Chahin

Oldenburg University Fakultät III - Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften

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Ahmed N. Hegazy

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

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Samir Lounis

Research Center Jülich Peter Grünberg Institute & Institute for Advanced Simulation

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Key Activities


Women’s Empowerment in Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018)

In line with AGYA’s aim to foster interdisciplinary and intercultural exchange on the boundary between science and society, AGYA and ASRT chose to mark the special occasion of the Regional Office’s opening by hosting their first collaborative conference on the topic of Women’s Empowerment in Science, Technology and Innovation (WE-STI 2018).

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Key Activities


AGYA Opens New Office in Cairo: Arab-German Research Cooperation in Action

On 25 October 2018, the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) celebrated the official opening of its new Regional Office located within the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) in Cairo. On the occasion of the opening festivities in Cairo the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the award of an additional 3.3 million euro in funding to AGYA.

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Upcoming Events

Understanding Construction Law & Its Implementation

21 Dec 2018

IHG Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya

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Salon Sophie Charlotte 2019

19 Jan 2019

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany

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AGYA Annual Conference

14 - 17 Apr 2019

Berlin, Germany

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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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