Symposium "Prospects of Higher Education: Recalling the Past and Exploring the Future”

On February 9th, at 10:00, Symposium "Prospects of Higher Education: Recalling the Past and Exploring the Future”
Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University will be held.

Working language:     Georgian and English (simultaneous translation provided)

Conference venue:     TSU Event Hall

Session I
Chaired by Dr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Chairman of the Rectors’ Council

10:00-10:05 - Opening remarks by Dr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli
10:05-10:15 - Dr. George Sharvashidze, Rector of TSU
10:15-10:25 - Academician, Dr. Tamaz Gamkrelidze, Georgian Academy of Sciences “TSU is 100 years old!”
10:25-10:35  - Professor Eva Kondorosi, Vice-President of European Research Council Strengthening Europes Science Base
10:35-10:45 - Prof. Dr. Sierd Cloetingh, President of Academia Europaea and President of COST Association
Promoting and spreading research excellence: perspectives from Academia Europaea and COST
10:45-10:55 -  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans Stroeher, Director of Forschungszentrum Jülich  SMART|Labs of the Georgian-German Science Bridge - a way to work at the scientific and engineering frontier
10:55-11:05  - Prof. Dr. Levan Gigineishvili, TSU Faculty of Humanities Georgian Scholastic Traditions: A Historical Perspective
11:15-12:00   -  Coffee break
Session II
12:00-12:05 - Chairperson’s remarks
12:05-12:15 - Prof. Dr. Walter Rosenthal, President of Friedrich Schiller University of Jena Shaping the Future of Higher Education – from Tradition to Innovation
12:15-12:25 - Prof. Dr. Axel Freimuth, Rector of the University of Cologne
12:25-12:35 - Prof. Dr. Artūras Žukauskas, Rector of Vilnius University Just the Beginning of the Long Road: Conditions and a Viewpoint for the Quality of Higher Education
12:35-12:45 - Prof. Dr. Sebastião Feyo de Azevedo, Rector of the University of Porto Bologna Process and its Importance to the Future of Higher Education.
12:45-12:55 - Prof. Dr. Julio Abalde Alonso, Rector of the University of A Coruña Interdisciplinarity and Research Agendas of Modern Universities.
12:55-13:05 - Dr. Zara Bagdasarian, Postdoctoral researcher at Forschungszentrum Jülich From a TSU Student to a Researcher at     Jülich Institute for Nuclear Physics
13:05-13:15  - Ms. Esma Gumberidze, Student of TSU Faculty of Law
13:25-13:30  - Closing remarks by Dr. Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Minister of Education and Sciences of Georgia


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