Activities of the Foundation
11/12/2018 11:58
11/12/2018 11:01
07/12/2018 16:05
30/11/2018 10:46
08/11/2018 12:14

Wardrop Strategic Dialogue Meeting

On November 8, 2018, as part of the 5 th round of the "Wardrop Strategic Dialogue” Between Georgia and the United Kingdom, a meeting was held under the “People to People pillar” to discuss the  issues of interpersonal relations, culture, education and science. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, the National Center for Education Quality Enhancement, International Education Center, the National Library, Tbilisi City Hall. The United Kingdom was represented by the British Embassy, the British Council Georgia, the Good Governance Fund Program in Georgia, the British Library. The meeting focused on the ongoing cooperation in the field of education, science and culture and successful projects between Georgia and the United Kingdom. Sides also considered new initiatives for stronger cooperation in the field of Education and Culture. Dr. Zviad Gabisonia, the Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, reviewed the cooperation between the foundation and the United Kingdom. He underlined the  Joint Research Programme of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and the University of Oxford ,,Georgian Studies Research Programme 2018 ”, which has been successfully implementing by the Foundation, since 2015. In the framework of the program, the joint commission of Oxford University and the Foundation will select young scientists to implement scientific research project at Oxford University. Dr. Zviad Gabisonia expressed hope for further cooperation perspectives between SRNSFG and the British research institutions not only in frames of the joint research programme, but also in terms of sharing experience in Science policy development and implementation.
26/10/2018 17:13

Second International Congress of Oncologic Urology

On October 26, 2018 at 09:00, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted International Congress in Oncologic Urology. This Congress is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, MMT Hospital and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Dr. Zviad Gabisonia, the Director General of the Foundation addressed the guests at the event. Leading scientists and doctors were participating in the congress from various countries - USA, Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, Belgium, Great Britain, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The fight against Urologic Diseases is an important topic in today's world medicine. There are completely new approaches and recommendations to defeat these pathologies. The main goal of the Congress is to share the innovations in this field and participation of Georgian doctors in the development of modern world medicine. New strategies and tactics of treatment are widely introduced in Urology. Internationally recognized experts of various fields will summarize existing scientific innovations, exchange their views and discuss. This will provide scientific-practical and clinical progress, enhance the knowledge of professionals, experience, and introduce progressive ideas.  The Congress is multidisciplinary - it involves Urologists, Oncologists, Radiologists and Path anatomies from different countries.
26/10/2018 16:34

Tbilisi State Medical University hosted conference on “Chronical neurologic imbalances – approaches of electronic healthcare”

On October 26, at 10:00 Tbilisi State Medical University hosted international conference on “Chronical neurologic imbalances – approaches of electronic healthcare”. Conference served as a reviewing and summarizing event of Applied Research Grant call winner project “Prototype of E-health in sleep disorders - Georgian digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) version for patients with insomnia”, administered by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Conference was opened by the Rector of Tbilisi State Medical University, Prof. Zurab Vadachkoria. Event was welcomed by Doctor of Medical Sciences, Director General of Centre of Excellence for Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine, Chairman of Federation of Netherlands Sleep Centre and representative of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. In conference participated representatives of Georgian medical science field and leading specialists of neurology from Austria, Scotland, Netherlands etc.  
24/10/2018 17:12

Meeting with the World Bank Representatives

On September 23, 2018 Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia hosted a working meeting with the representatves of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, World Bank in Georgia and the foundation. The meeting was dedicated to the perspectives of cooperation among these institutions. The parties discussed the importance of supporting young scientists and strengthening innovative and applied research perspectives. At the meeting, the Director General of SRNSFG expressed full readiness on behalf of the Foundation, to work out and implement joint activities quickly and efficiently.
23/10/2018 12:57
22/10/2018 14:49

Presentation of National Geographic Georgia’s October release dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Independence of Georgia and celebration event for 6th birthday of magazine

Event was hosted and represented by Director General of Georgian National Museum, member of Scientific Council of National Geographic Georgia Prof. Davit Lordtkipanidze, Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Mr. Zviad Gabisonia, Executive Editor of National Geographic Georgia and publisher Ana Tsabadze. National Geographic exclusively published memoirs of High Commissioner of Great Britain Sir Oliver Wardrop, which were transferred to Bodleian Library of University of Oxford on June 1. In frames of cooperation between National Geographic and SRNSFG, National Geographic Georgia published wide article “Incomplete Symphony” concerning political achievements, international policy and positions of First Democratic Republic of Georgia in 1918-1921. Article also includes, further explanation of grounds, coming out of which Georgia lost independence, completed by Georgian historian Mr. Beka Kobaxidze, in Georgia, Great Britain and France. In the article you will also meet viewpoints and conceptions of distinguished scientists, such as Stephen F. Jones, Richard Hovannisian, Neil MacFarlane and Gillian Evison. October Edition also includes article and photos done by National Geographic’s first field correspondent Maynard Owen Williams. Maynard traveled over Caucasus region after dissolution of USSR and depicted social and political environment of that time. Williams separately depicts Georgia and mentions Georgian people as the most outstanding and compelling nation in Caucasian Region. Most of his assessments and opinions seem a bit credulous today, but in all his final picture of Georgian socio-political context is quite interesting and fascinating. Article additionally includes story of Georgian noble Aleksandre Chavchavadze and his custom golden pocket-watch with engraved initials “აჭ“, which was mastered by prominent French watch maker Paul Buhré. Today watch has become part of indefinite exhibition of Tsinandali Museum. For brief introduction of October edition please follow the link. You can also see short-movie completed in frame of cooperation between National Geographic Georgia and Radio “Freedom”. “We believe, that virtue of science, research and narration can change the world”