Within the International Festival of Science and Innovations, the best scientists of the year have been revealed and the winners of the photo contest and media students’ contest have been awarded.
The “Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Fund Prize for the Scientist and Group of Scientists of the Year” were delivered to:
- The international scientists of the year in Georgian studies – Timothy Blauvelt;
- Scientist of the year in Georgian studies – Tamar Makharoblidze;
- Young scientist of the year in Georgian studies – Levan Tielidze;
- Young scientist of the year, Giorgi Tefnadze;
- Young scientist of the year, Ramaz Katsarava;
- Group of scientists of the year – Temur Zakarashvili, Vasil Kukhianidze, David Kuridze.
For the first time the Contest Commission delivered the certificates for merit in development of science to 24 scientists.
The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi addressed the winners. “We cannot become the state if our scientists are not due respected without opportunity to further develop. Our scientific history counts 9 centuries always trying to follow the novelties of humanitarian and technological development. Unfortunately, we had a gap in progress but international relations facilitated to development of Universities as in public so in private sector. With the merit of international cooperation, including Shota Rustaveli Foundation and Horizon 20/20, we have the unique opportunity to revive our science and we have the political will and maximal support to annually recognize more Georgian successful scientists”.