Launching Academia Europaea’s Tbilisi Knowledge Hub

Launching Academia Europaea’s Tbilisi Knowledge Hub

On 24th April 2019, the official opening of Academia Europaea’s 5th Knowledge Hub took place at Tbilisi State University in the presence of the Georgian Prime Minister, Mamuka Bakhtadze. The collaboration agreement between Academia Europaea and Tbilisi State University was signed by the President of Academia Europaea, Sierd Cloetingh MAE, and by the Rector (President) of Tbilisi State University, George Sharvashidze MAE.

The first event organized by the Tbilisi Hub, an AE Thematic Workshop, took place on 25th April. Following a comprehensive account of the achievements of Tbilisi State University by the Rector, there were sessions on Research Policy & Networking as well as presentations on the activities of the Barcelona and Cardiff Hubs and the plans for the new Tbilisi Hub. The Academic Directors of the Cardiff Hub (Ole Petersen MAE FRS), the Barcelona Hub (Ricardo Guerrero MAE) and the Tbilisi Hub (David Prangishvili MAE) presented achievements and plans for their hubs at this workshop.

Ole Petersen also gave an account of the role of SAPEA in the European Commission’s Science Advice Mechanism. Sierd Cloetingh gave a talk on the work of the COST Association, as the current President of this organisation, and Eva Kondorosi MAE spoke about the work of the ERC. The Chair of the Young Academy of Europe, Mangala Srinivas, presented the Young Academy to the audience at Tbilisi State University.

David Prangishvili and Ole Petersen noted the similarities in the organisations of the Tbilisi and Cardiff Hubs and agreed on close future collaboration.

 

26th April 2019. For further information please contact Juliet Davies, Executive Officer daviesj89@cardiff.ac.uk
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