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15/12/2017 21:37
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15/12/2017 15:54
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15/12/2017 15:08
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14/12/2017 18:13
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12/12/2017 12:14

SRNSFG-DAAD Summary Conference

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organized Summary Conference “Rustaveli-DAAD Joint Scholarship Programme: presentation of the projects”. The Conference was held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on December 12, at 09:30-17:00. At the conference, the Speeches were given by ‘’Rustaveli-DAAD’’ grant holders: PhD students and Post docs and the presentations included natural sciences, medicine and health sciences, social and humanitarian sciences. Mr. Alexander Tevzadze, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Ms. Manana Mikaberidze, General Director of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and Gebhard Reul, head of the DAAD information center, congratulated the grant holders and wished them success in their further professional activities.
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12/12/2017 12:10

2017 Annual Conference of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia organized the annual conference “Results of the SRNSFG activities of 2017 and future perspectives” on November 11 th , 2017, at the hotel “Radisson Blu Iveria”. The Director General of SRNSFG , Manana (Mako) Mikaberidze, presented the annual report of the foundation’s activities in 2017; Ms. Mikaberidze reviewed the results of the national and international calls of the foundation, identified the challenges and difficulties during the programme administration procedures, introduced the renewed research project criteria, evaluation mechanisms and activities under the multilateral programmes of the foundation. Besides, presentations have been also delivered to the audience by the heads of each unit of SRNSFG. The conference had three sessions and three major topics have been discussed at separate thematic working panels: 1. Major obstacles identified during the projects’ technical expertise procedures; 2. Grantees’ obligations towards the Foundation: Content assessment during the programme monitoring procedures and indicators; 3. International Relations and perspectives of the foundation in accordance with the new Strategy: Supporting Georgian researchers to participate in the EU Research and Innovation framework programme “Horizon 2020”. Conference participants had the possibility to attend the working panels they were particularly interested in and ask the questions/make comments regarding the abovementioned thematic issues. The Minister of the Education and Science of Georgia , Dr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli addressed the audience of the conference and emphasized on the importance of transparency and publicity of SRNSFG’s activities. According to the Minister, world scientific society is one big family and Georgia has all the resources to be a full-pledged part of it. Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia makes an all-out effort to achieve this goal and the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia fully supports the foundation in this matter. The annual conference lasted until 18:00 and the invited guests (Rectors, Vice-Rectors, Representatives of the Scientific Society and Research institutions, National Contact Points of the international scientific Agencies and programmes) were given further opportunity for additional discussion by the end of the conference.
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08/12/2017 17:19
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08/12/2017 16:59

Seminar by Clarivate at Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

On December 7 th , 2017, Head of the Clarivate Educational Programmes Office, Valentin Bokorov and a representative Clarivate in Baku, Ainu Babazadu, held the first seminar at the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The seminar explored the use of Web of Sciences and Clarivate products for members of the consortium.
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08/12/2017 16:25

Policy Support Facility by the European Commission: Specific Support to Georgia

On the basis of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia’s request for receiving the Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility (PSF), SRNSFG organized the 1 st PSF Mission of the Special Support to Georgia on December 4-7. The Specific Support Facility to Georgia is planned to have missions from October 2017 to May 2018 and is aimed to develop advice and recommendations by independent international experts to enhance Georgia's Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system. The expert panel was chaired by Michael Schlicht, Former Director on national and international Science Policies and Transformation of higher education systems at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Dr. Schlicht has co-authored EU Peer Reviews on RTDI Policy Systems in Kazakhstan, Georgia and Ukraine since 2012. The panel of experts also includes experts from Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria/The UK and the Netherlands   (see Annex).   During the first mission, various meetings have been held with the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. In addition, meetings during the 4-7 mission included different stakeholders from public and private research universities, research centers and agencies, as well as the representatives of the banking and business sectors and other representatives from the international organizations in Georgia. After the mission, the panel will discuss the outcomes and draft a first tentative outline on the status quo in the focus areas, and possible options on how to improve the situation. Second mission of the Policy Support Facility is scheduled for February 2018.
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