Activities of the Grantees
05/10/2018 16:15

,,Science Begins From School”

On October 4, 2018, in physics teacher and doctor (PhD) Lali Nadiradze presented the project funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia under the grant call - "Science Begins from school", titled as "Tbilisi Classical Gymnasium autonomous solar power plant study's”. This event started to implement the project at the gymnasium. It’s noteworthy that at all the stages of the call project has earned the highest rating and eventually took the first place. The Project Manager, Lali Nadiradze introduced the project participants to the society: Project participant scientist, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University doctor of physics, Bela Kvirkvelia and other researchers. The project manager also considered the importance of renewable energy, the perspectives of solar energy systems in Georgia, the project goals and importance of the involvement of pupils in researching high-tech equipment in the gymnasium. At the event, the society got acquainted with the stages planned to be implemented within the framework of the selected project in this grant competition. It was noted that the project will set up Tbilisi Classic Gymnasium Autonomous Power Plant Database. The event was attended by the representatives of Tbilisi Classic Gymnasium, teachers, 8th, 10th and 11th graders students, attendants from Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation of Georgia and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University staff. After the presentation, the participants discussed about the project implementation procedures. 
04/10/2018 16:14

International Conference ,,Georgian Cultural Activity in Germany“

On October 4, 2018, Ilia State University book store "Ligamus" hosted an international conference "Georgian Cultural Activity in Germany”, dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Georgian-German Relations: ". The project is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The co-organizer of the conference is the Regencerburg Institute of East and South European Studies and the project is headed by Prof. N. Doborjginidze. The aim of the conference is to summarize research findings of the projects implemented at Ilia State University in 2015-2018 and present to the Georgian and foreign scientists.
03/10/2018 16:47

Events on the funded projects in frames of the joint call of SRNSFG and Volkswagen Foundation

On September 27, 2018  the event dedicated to the funded project of the joint call between the SRNSFG and the Volkswagen Foundation was held. The presentation of the International Doctoral Programme jointly by Carl Friedrich Lehman-Haupt, Ilia State University and Georgetown Göttingen University, was held within the scope of the grant project "Structured Education - Quality Assurance Freedom" (Head - Giga Zedania). This program enables PhD students to implement their doctoral thesis in the principle of cotutelle and obtain the dual doctoral degrees. Professor Ralph Meier and Ingo Wits (Görgingen University of Georgetown) were awarded with the title of Honorary Doctorate of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in frames of the grant project "International PhD Program in Mathematics" (Head - Ramaz Bochorishvili).
26/09/2018 11:29

"Science starts from school - research participation"

On September 19, 2018, the opening ceremony of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation for science grants - "Science starts from school - research participation" - the winner of the project "Environmental study of the radiation and the sun Nutrition by microcomputer measuring station " was held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state university Elevter Andronikashvili Institute of physics. where attended teachers of Vladimir Komarov N199 Tbilisi Public School of Physics and Mathematics: Indira Natriashvili and Mikheil Berishvili and pupils of the same school on 10th and 11th grade: Nikoloz Tsimakuridze, Nikolozi Tsimakuridze, Levan Gogrichiani , Tinatin Tutberidze, Tamaz Sanikidze, Mariam Japaridze, Mariam tchkheidze, Mariam Tsurtsumia, George Kedia, Ketevan Begiashvili, Ketevan Khatchapuridze. The event was also attended by the representatives of Rustaveli Foundation, Davit Natriashvili- Physics teacher of the village of Bediani. Academician Giorgi Japaridze, Chairman of Nuclear Energy and Radiation Security Problems Commission of Georgian National Academy of Sciences. Lia Chelidze- Secretary of the Commission. Zaza Rostomashvili, Deputy Director of Elefther Andronikashvili Institute of Physics. Director of High Energy Physics Institute, Prof. Mikheil Nioradze, professor of theoretical physics department of the same institute Gela Devidze, NGO sector representatives - Irakli Mchedlishvili and Tamar Pataraia. The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation announced the State scientific grant competition - "Science starts from school - research participation" won our school, physics teacher Indira Natriashvili, scientist and professor of physics and mathematics Revaz Shanidze, PHD student Gogita Papalashvili by the Project "environmental radiation background in the study and monitoring of the microcomputer measuring sasdguris means", in result school obtained a grant and at the end of the project school will have the radiation measuring station, which will be able to measure in real-time, it will be able to measure, process information received and monitor the environment in local and international databases. The mobility of the measuring station will allow us to carry out measurements of the radiation background in various regions of Georgia. The project will contribute to the creation of such station in the schools of Georgia and the creation of a network of radiation monitoring schools.
26/09/2018 11:25
12/09/2018 16:36

International Conference “South Caucasus Chalk Circle 2”

On September 12, 2018 Ilia State University hosted the International Conference of Georgian Studies.  The conference organizers are: Ilia State University, University of Maryland (USA) and University Paris (France).  The conference is funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. International Conference of Kartvelology was founded by the initiative of foreign Georgian studies specialists in 2016. The first conference was held in Paris in the same year. On September 2-11, 2018, by the support of Ilia State University, the summer school of related thematic was held with the conference on September 12-14, which aimed Georgian studies internationalization, creating common platform for Georgian and foreign scientists, Georgian and Caucasian studies promotion in the foreign universities.   Together with Georgian scientists, 15 scientists working on Georgian language problems in American and European universities are participating in the conference.
24/08/2018 12:40

“Acculturation process and its meaning for internal dialog for Georgians”

Vladimer (Lado) Gamsakhurdia developed a new theoretical innovation in frame of the young scientists’ research grant project “Acculturation process and its meaning for internal dialog for Georgians”. He showed inadequacy of existing acculturation research to the real-life human experiences and proposed new theoretical notion of Proculturation instead. Theory of proculturation implies meaningful renovation of views on personal adaptation to novel sociocultural meanings and environments. Newm person-centered appraoch was proposed, emphasizing subjectivity of human experiencing. Vladimer (Lado) Gamsakhurdia’s article was published in “Culture and Psychology” (5 years impact factor: 1.34). He is working on follow up articles based on empirical research on Georgian emigrants’ experience of proculturation.
22/08/2018 11:29

Developing Innovative Methods in Georgian Organic Viticulture

Shota Rustavei National Science Foundation of Georgia Disseminates information about the meeting with Biomedicors was held at the National Wine Agency, organized by the Agricultural Research Center. Meeting with Biomedmen was held within the frames of Shota Rustaveli Georgian National Science Foundation project "Developing Innovative Methods in Georgia in Organic Viticulture". Issues related to transition to biomass, buffer zones, soil fertilization system, bio wine production and regulation of pest diseases were discussed at the meeting. Levan Ujmajuridze, Director of Agriculture Scientific-Research Center, Deputy Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation Sophio Uchaneishvili, Deputy Chairman of National Wine Agency, Levan Mekhuzla, Director of Biosafety Authority "Caucasus" Davit Bedoshvili and other interested parties participated in the meeting. The project "Developing Innovative Methods in Organic Viticulture in Georgia" has been in progress since 2016. Within the framework of the project, the first time in Georgia, scientifically developed bio wine production scheme. In order to support the development of organic viticulture, the Scientific Research Center of Agriculture carries out research in two distinctly different climatic regions - Kakheti and mountainous Adjara.
21/08/2018 16:34

Presentation day of the SRNSF funded project findings

On August 20, 2018 at 15:00 presentation of the SRNSFG funded project under the Grant Call for Fundamental Research (FR) titled “Optically dense, random phase screen fluorescent qualitative characteristics and scattered laser radiation intensity correction function of the statistical analysis of spectral moments” (PI – Nugzar Ghomidze). The project participants introduces project aims, goals and major findings. The implementation of the project started in 2015 and finished in September 2018. Total budget of the project was 149 200 GEL. The major research findings have been published in the high impact scientific journals and international for a (in Poland – 2018, Spain – 2017, the Ukraine – 2016, Turkey – 2016, 2015, Italy- 2015, Israel – 2014). The full text is available in Georgian.
20/08/2018 16:34

World 21th Congress of Soil Science

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia disseminates information about the World 20 th Congress of Soil Sciences hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The professor of Agricultural University of Georgia and the director of Mikheil Sabashvili Institute of Soil Sciences, Agro-chemistry and melioration, Tengiz (Gizo) Urushadze was selected as an Honorary Member of the International Society of World soil sciences, which is an unprecedented case for Georgian academic society. The Congress was attended by 7,500 the delegates from 145 countries. This honor has been a total of 92 well-known scientists since 1924.  Participation in Mr. Tengiz Urushadze's congress was carried out within the framework of the project "Creation and Issue of Red book of Georgian Soils" funded in the grant call of Applied Researches of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Consequently, the results of scientific research on the project were presented at the Congress.