The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi and the Education Minister, Mikheil Chkhenkeli met with Georgian scientists of CERN: Aleksander Mestvirishvili, Aleksander Bitadze and Givi Sekhniashvili in the Parliament.
The parties discussed associate membership of Georgia to CERN. As stated, it will be important for scientists and for the students for development of their engineering and scientific skills.
CERN associate membership will allow Georgian scientists participating on behalf of Georgia in scientific-research projects. It will be the unique opportunity for the students, as well as the students seeking the Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree.
“Today, there are 22 member states and 4 associate member states in CERN. Georgian scientists successfully work in CERN for years, but unfortunately most of them are not represented on behalf of Georgia. Associate membership will allow Georgia better being manifested as the associate member and enlarging scientific and research projects’ list”, - M. Jashi stated.
M. Jashi and M. Chkhenkeli schedule the visit to the CERN to meet with the leadership. She hoped that associate membership procedures will be accomplished in 2018.
The meeting was attended by the Committee member, Simon Nozadze.