On September 28, French Science Day was held at the Tbilisi State University (TSU), within the framework of “Science and Innovation Festival 2018”, in cooperation with the French Institute of Georgia, the Embassy of France in Georgia and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
The event is intended for the scientific community as well as for students. The aim is to promote the existing and future French-Georgian scientific cooperation, get acquainted with the international research projects in which Georgian and French scientists participate, strengthen Georgia’s integration into the European research field and raise awareness on the possibility of mobility in the field of science in France.
The first half of the day was dedicated to International Cooperation of French Universities and Research Institutions, while the second part included presentation of international projects in which both countries take part, including: Vine genetics, bacteriophages and prehistoric discovery. The thematic workshops showed new prospects for cooperation in microbiology, agriculture and humanitarian and social sciences.
Within the framework of the event, the French Institute of Georgia and the Rustaveli National Science Foundation signed an agreement to help young Georgian researchers with financial aid in France. The research program will allow Georgian scientists to conduct research yearly in France’s partner research institutes.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Agency Campus France and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Georgia. It combines world-famous French scientific research institutes, including world famous French research institutes such as CNRS, Institut Pasteur, IRSTEA, IFEA, INP Bordeaux and University Lyon II.