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In order to popularize science, for the first time in Georgia, a national exhibition of agricultural sciences, innovations and technologies will be held, which will give students, doctoral students, researchers or representatives of this field the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest research achievements and plan a scientific career.
The exhibition "Science Calendar - 2021", will be held on September 17 in Tskaltubo owing to the initiative of two ministries, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture. Along with leading universities, local coordinators and specialists of the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, the Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Horizon Europe will be involved in scientific projects.
Nunu Mitskevichi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Solomon Pavliashvili, Deputy Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture of Georgia discussed the organizational and logistical issues with the representatives of higher education institutions and the municipality of Imereti region.
As Nunu Mitskevichi noted during the meeting, the aim of the exhibition is to popularize these fields, as well as to interest young people in scientific projects.
Moreover, the exhibition in the field of agricultural sciences includes large-scale scientific research activities. Higher education institutions will be presented at the exhibition with their own scientific projects. Kutaisi International University will also be involved in the event for the first time. In order to internationalize the Georgian research, the local coordinators of the new EU framework program - Horizon Europe - will provide visitors with information on how to obtain funding for agriculture and its related disciplines.
The event will include presentations of academic publications and scientific papers, exhibits of biodiversity, innovative products and technologies, including agriculture, food safety, environmental protection and biosafety and various competitions. The viewer will get acquainted with the successful projects funded by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and their results. The exhibition will also feature digital technologies, innovative platforms and applications created by Georgian students.
As the participants of the meeting noted, the agencies participating in the exhibition will be presented with their own pavilions, which will interest the visitors, especially the students, in agriculture and agrarian sciences.
The project "Science Calendar - 2021" is implemented by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia to promote science and research in the country. The slogan of the project is Undique scientia est (Science is everywhere) and it aims to present science as a part of everyday life of all strata of society and to popularize it in the wider society. Within the framework of the project, a number of educational and cognitive events are held throughout Georgia throughout the year.