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To celebrate twenty years of successful cooperation in the scientific field of Germany and Georgia, the memorandum was signed by member of board of directors the Jülich research center, Sebastian Schmidt’ and minister of education and science of Gerogia Tamar Sanikidze. Signature of the protocol between ministry and Jülich centre preceded this fact. They expressed their readiness to support Georgian doctorates to get double PhD degree diploma (German and Georgian ones) within the framework of ‘Cotutelle’ program.
The memorandum was signed between the Shota Rustaveli national fund of the ministry of education and Science and ‘Julich’ research center. From 2017 the fund will finance to establish so called SMART|EDM_labs in the universities which are members of Georgian Consortium and it will be leaded by a successful scientist returned from Germany. He will deepen the scientific-educational ties with the Julich center researchers.
SMART|EDM_lab is leading laboratory in terms of Exact and Natural sciences, medicine, applied research and technology areas, which forms gradually on the basis of an agreement between Consortium of the universities and Julich research center. The aim of SMART|EDM_lab is to promote the development of international standard researches and modern future technologies, according to which international and local scientists will be involved in this project.
The consortium of Georgian universities members are TSU, STU, and Ilia State University. As for the Julich centre side is represented by Energy and Climate Research Institute (IEK), Nuclear Physics Institute (IKP), Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine(INM), Jülich Neutron Science Center (JCNS), engineering, electronics and analysis of the Central Institute (ZEA).
According to the agreement, the two sides will provide technological equipment and ensure conducting international standards researches.The establishment of SMARTlabs will promote not only raising the level of researches and attracting young people, but this is a unique chance to give opportunities to the Georgian scientists working abroad the country in different scientific centers to engage in scientific researches in their own country.