Working Groups

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Arab and German Education

Education has become part of the international market economy - schools and universities compete worldwide. To be competitive, early childhood education is the foundation. In Germany, early childhood education is often approached in the context of social inequalities, whereas in the Arab world, the improvement of school and university education is prioritized. The working group also compares the scientific awareness of school children and major challenges of young scholars in the academic landscapes. By mapping the current situation in different regions and creating a network for knowledge exchange, the group intends to identify best practices to increase the capacity of emerging students and scholars.

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Working Group Projects

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2nd AGYA Math Olympiad Camp

The 2nd Math Olympiad Camp of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in November 2017 in Doha/Qatar will continue to provide young students with an outstanding opportunity to engage in mathematic activities and foster their talents.

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AGYA Working Group Meeting in Tunis

The meeting of the Arab and German Education working group took place from 22 to 26 November 2016 in Tunis, Tunisia. The AGYA members discussed "Educational Reforms: Inclusiveness, Interdisciplinarity and Progress" with renowned international experts.

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Connecting Science and Society: AGYA Math Olympiad Camp

The Math Olympiad Camp of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in Doha/Qatar from 29 January to 2 February 2017 provided an enriching experience for youth participants with an interest in mathematics.

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Migration and Transnational Cooperation

The Working Group "Arab and German Education" contributes substantially to the analysis of challenges and potentials related to migration. Therefore, a conference aimed at identifying best-practices and mutual benefits of migration in the framework of higher education cooperation.

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Members in Charge

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Laith Al-Shawaf

is Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the United States and a Visiting Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

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Anis Ben Amor

is Assistant Professor at the Higher Institute of Humanities at the University of Tunis El Manar in Tunisia.

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Henda Mahmoudi

is Biotechnologist at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai. Her research interests are Plant Eco-Physiology, Plant-Biology, Water Conservation, Soil Improvement, and Salinity Management.

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Maha Nasr

is currently working as an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy at Ain Shams University, Egypt. Her research focuses on the creation of novel carriers for treatment of diseases, mainly cancer and Alzheimer's.

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Dominik L. Michels

is the Head of the Computational Sciences Group and Faculty Member for Computer Science and Mathematics Disciplines at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Furthermore, he leads the High Fidelity Algorithmics Group at Stanford University.

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