Shota Rustaveli Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Call Award Ceremony 5 November 2021, Tbilisi, Georgia, in the framework of the “Science Night” organized by SRNSFG
The Shota Rustaveli Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science Call Award Ceremony was held at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia Mikheil Chkhenkeli awarded the young successful scientists who won the 2021 call of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia "Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Science", congratulated them on their victory and wished them future success. Deputy Minister Nunu Mitskevich and Director General of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Jaba Samushia took part in the award ceremony.
It should be noted that the purpose of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia Call "Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science" is to encourage young scientists for successful and outstanding scientific work, development of the field within the framework of academic competencies and public activities. The award will be given to a young scientist for outstanding achievements in science in the last three years prior to the announcement of the call.
The winner of the call are 5 young scientists from different fields of science: in the field of natural sciences - Lia Tsverava (Doctor of Life Sciences); In the field of medicine and health sciences - Tamar Tsertsvadze (Doctor of Biological Sciences); In Engineering and Technology - Besik Dundua (Doctor of Computer Science); In the field of Georgian sciences - Erekle I (Doctor of Economics); In the field of social sciences - Vladimer Gamsakhurdia (Doctor of Psychological Anthropology).
The Minister noted that the priority of the Ministry is to encourage science and create favorable conditions for research. Mikheil Chkhenkeli also spoke about the steps taken to improve the success rate of Georgian scientists in the Horizon Europe grant competitions of the new EU framework program and noted that a network of university scientific grant offices has been set up, which will gradually involve all universities in . It is important that the representatives of Georgia in the EU competitions will enjoy exactly the same conditions and rights as the representatives of the field of science and innovation of the EU countries. This is a very good opportunity for young scientists as well.
The young scientists introduced the Minister to the main directions of their scientific activities.
At the end of the ceremony , Mikheil Chkhenkeli awarded them with special prizes and certificates.
The event could not be videotaped in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia
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