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.

Tandem Project


North-South-South Exchange and Research Cooperation on Crop Genomics in the Face of Climate Change

AGYA members and the Academy’s broader network play a prominent role in driving Arab-German research cooperation and North-South-South knowledge exchange on crop genomics with key implications for plant resilience in the face of stressors connected to climate change.

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Working Group Project


Gender Equality in the Arab World and Germany: Challenges and Prospects

AGYA members organized an interdisciplinary conference on ‘Gender Equality in the Arab World and Germany: Challenges and Prospects’ in Fez, Morocco on 29 November – 03 December 2018, in cooperation with the ISIS Centre for Women and Development.

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Working Group Project


Interdisciplinary International Workshop: ‘The Area Studies Controversy Revisited’

The persistent need to revisit the so-called Area Studies Controversy (ASC) from multiple disciplinary angles guided a workshop titled “The Area Studies Controversy Revisited”. By taking the Middle East as its example, the workshop attempted to revisit the ASC, take stock of the debate and exchange innovative ideas in order to yield new perspectives.

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Meet our members

Anis Ben Amor

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

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Ahmed Debez

Laboratoire des Plantes Extrêmophiles, Centre de Biotechnologie de Borj Cedria (CBBC)

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Tamirace Fakhoury

Political Science
Lebanese American University, Department of Social Sciences

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Fatima Kastner

Law, Sociology
Institute for World Society Studies Bielefeld University Faculty of Sociology

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AGYA Hexaflexagon


AGYA Promotes Scientific Creativity: The AGYA Tri-Hexaflexagon

Discover the fascinating topography of the hexaflexagon and the mysteries of flexigation: The so called tri-hexaflexagon can be flexed to reveal a third hidden face in addition to the two that were on the back and on the front.

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Key Activities


AGYA’s Alumni Network Keeps Members Connected and Interdisciplinary Cooperation Flowing

In 2018, AGYA celebrated its five-year anniversary and the matriculation of the first generation of AGYA members into the AGYA Alumni Network. Going forward, the first batch of 20 AGYA alumni will continue to benefit from connection and collaboration with the broader AGYA community.

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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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