Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation 2019 Summing up Event

On December 24, 2019, at Ivane Javakhishvili State University, a summing up meeting of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation was held. Among meeting participants were the representatives of Georgian Government and Parliament, Georgian academies, scientific societies, higher education institutions, and young researchers.

The Meeting was opened by Director of the Foundation Zviad Gabisonia.

The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport M. Chkhenkeli, Head of the Parliament Committee of Education, Science and Culture Genadi Margvelashvili, and the Rector of Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Sharvashidze spoke about a significant role of the Foundation in development of science in the country.

Zviad Gabisonia presented a detailed account about the scientific work and activities conducted during the year of 2019, also, he spoke about the plans and perspectives of thee organization in 2020.

The Meeting continued working in three different Panels: first – “Development of Scientific Researches”, the second – “Popularization of Science”, and the third – “ Internationalization of Science”.

In the First Panel the following persons took part: Director of the Foundation Z. Gabisonia, N. Mitskevich, Deputy Minister of Ministry if Education, Science, Culture and Sport, the Rector of Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Sharvashidze, Academician E. Shapakidze, Head of Academic Department, GAAS, young researchers and a foundation grant recipient.

Academician E. Shapakidze talked about the scientific work of the Academy, perspective plans, and about participation of GAAS in the competitions announced by the Foundation.

At the meeting, it was mentioned that from 2013- till 2019 international scientific conferences organized by the Academy was financially supported by the Science Foundation. Moreover, in September 2020, a General Assembly of the Union of European Academies for Science applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA), the member of which Georgian Academy has been since 2014, will be held in Tbilisi, hosted by Georgian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. At the same time, an International Conference on the topic: “Agricultural Mechanization in Europe and Perspectives” will be organized. E. Shapakidze informed the audience that the Academy has already started preparation work for the Conference to accomplish successfully the abovementioned scientific forum.

Academician J. Katsitadze, and Scholarship owners G. Kutelia and E. Katsitadze also took part in the final, summing up part of the meeting.  

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First Panel participants from the left: Academician E. Shapakidze, Head of Academic Department, GAAS , Director of the Foundation Z. Gabisonia, , Deputy Minister of Ministry if Education, Science, Culture and Sport, N. Mitskevich, the Rector of Javakhishvili State University Giorgi Sharvashidze

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