European XFEL Seminar

Interdisciplinary research beyond mainstream funding schemes: The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities

by Dr Jan Friesen (Jan Friesen, Department Catchment Hydrology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ)

XHQ / E1.173 (European XFEL)

XHQ / E1.173

European XFEL

Campus Schenefeld

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) is based at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and at the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) in Egypt. It was established in 2013 as the first bilateral young academy worldwide. AGYA promotes research cooperation among outstanding early-career researchers (3-10 years post-PhD) from all disciplines who are affiliated with a research institution in Germany or any Arab country. The academy supports innovative interdisciplinary projects by its members in various fields of research, science policy and education. AGYA members and alumni from currently 18 countries have realized joint projects and initiatives on topics such as Energy, Water and Environment; Health and Society; Innovation; Arab and German Education; Common Heritage and Common Challenges; as well as Transformation. AGYA invites its Arab and German members to think outside the box and to jointly realize their innovative and creative research ideas. Currently, the 2020 Call for Membership is open until March 29. Main target group: Early career scientists but also interested senior scientists as multipliers for AGYA cooperation. If you would like to have a personal appointment with Dr. Jan Friesen before or after the lecture (11:00-13:30 or 14:30-17:00) please contact Hella Küpers ( to arrange a meeting.

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