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Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

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Summary Conference of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia 2019

The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia - Mikheil Chkhenkeli participated in the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation's 2019 Summary Conference, where the Foundation presented the results of its 2019 programs and 2020 plans.

Mikheil Chkhenkeli positively appraised the activities of the Rustaveli Foundation and noted that science care is one of the main priorities of the Ministry. According to him, raising the quality of education in our country without the development of science is unimaginable. To achieve this, collaboration with foreign foundations, scientific research centers and organizations, internationalization of Georgian science and young researchers are essential.

Prof. Zviad Gabisonia summarized the activities of the Foundation in 2019 and spoke about the results of scientific research funding, development of Georgian science, support of young scientists, popularization and internationalization of science. In particular, Georgia has become a member of several important organizations, the European Research and Innovation Organization EURAXESS, the European Researchers Association EUROSCIENCE and the “Horizon 2020” program, which is a major achievement in the internationalization of science.

In order to support young scientists, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation in 2019 implemented many programs. in cooperation with the World Bank a new grant programme for applied research - CARYS has announced. In addition, several scholarships have been established within the framework of which young scientists in different fields have already been revealed.

For the first time this year, the Rustaveli Science Foundation announced new grant calls in the field of Georgian Studies, the purpose of which is to promote scientific research in Georgia's occupied and cross-border regions against attempts to falsify Georgia's history.

Students and professors from the Private Universities of Georgia, along with state universities, have gained access to the largest international base ‘Elsevier’.

Summary Event of Rustaveli National Science Foundation in 2019 was attended by the deputy ministers: Irene Abuladze, Nunu Mitskevich, Ekaterine Dgebuadze, Kitiashvili Tamar, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation's Director General Zviad Gabisonia, the Government and Parliament members, young scientists, academics and diplomat corps. Within the event 3 panels were held: Development of scientific research, popularization of science and internationalization of science.