Rustaveli-DAAD Joint Scholarship Programme Summary Conference
On December 19, at the Presidential Palace of Georgia the Summary Conference – “Rustaveli-DAAD Joint Scholarship Program: Project Presentation” was held, event was organized by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
At the opening of the event, President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili said: Today's meeting reaffirms the importance of friendship and close cooperation between Georgia and the Federal Republic of Germany.
“Rustaveli National Science Foundation and DAAD have been partners for the third year now and we have big plans for the future. We are proud that Georgia has become the first country to sign the DAAD agreement and also the first country in post-Soviet area to launch a PPP project by 2020, where scientists will not be age-restricted, this will be a great opportunity for scientific institutions to intensify their relations with the Germany”- said Director General of Rustaveli Foundation, Prof. Zviad Gabisonia. He also noted that in comparation with last year the success of the joint programme this year is much higher, and once again congratulated the winners on this great success.
Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia Nunu Mitskevich stated that one of the priorities of the ministry is internationalization of scientific field. The winners of the programme presented here, are given the opportunity to get acquainted with technologies and to have more contact with foreign colleagues. Noted that papers presented at the conference are interesting and topical. She expressed the hope that the knowledge and skills of young scientists will be used for the good of our country.
The close partnership between Germany and Georgia, Rustaveli Science Foundation and German Academic Exchange Service, future projects was discussed by the Head of DAAD Tbilisi Information Center Gebhard Reul, Culture Attaché of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Georgia, Barbara de Chashel. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to support the development of young scientists and PhD students in the field of research, and to integrate young scientists into the international educational and scientific area.