1500 teenagers spent their summer holidays at Robotechnics Summer Camp

Published in Education
Tuesday, 21 August 2018 14:04

Robotechnics Summer Camp was closed in Kutaisi, where approximately 1500 teenagers spent their summer holidays and had the opportunity to get acquainted with modern technological innovations.

The project was implemented by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, together with the Ministry of Defense.

The primary aim of the project was to promote: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, robotics, modern technological achievements amongst the youth, in conjunction with developing creative thinking and popularizing a healthy lifestyle.

The President of Turkmenistan - Scientific studies by the youth plays great role in technological and innovative progress

Published in World
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:48

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the winners of the Best Youth Works contest timed to the Day of Science.
Modernization of national economy, establishment of modern industrial facilities making wide variety of competitive production, which is on high demand on local and foreign markets, realization of the projects of global importance achieve high results in social and economic development of the state. The reforms improving the basis of economic growth are successfully implemented, which is stipulated by the core objectives in science and technologies, the message of the Head of Turkmen State says.
National science system, which priority directions are studied by scientific and research facilities and universities, was modernized as well as the structure of profile institutes was improved for the short period. In this context, scientific and innovative activities supporting the development of society are developed, scientific and technological achievements are gradually implemented, all conditions for mastering of new knowledge about the nature, environment and human being are made. All of these enhance the training and formation of young generation of high-class specialists who devoted themselves to science and creativity.
Creative initiatives and scientific studies made by our youth deserve the highest appraisal in acceleration of the rates of scientific, technical, technological and innovative progress.
Filling the ranks of young scientists, engineers, technologists and specialists who presented multifaceted and substantial scientific studies in such priority subjects as Nano, chemical and computer technologies, development of new materials, energy sphere, biotechnologies, molecular biology, agriculture, ecology and genetics, information and communication systems, health protection and production of medicine and drugs, innovative economy and humanitarian sciences at the contest organized by the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan with the Central Council of Magtumguly Youth Organization are important step toward the bringing creative potential of our society to new level.
Turkmen land was the place where science and education, culture and art were reigning for thousands of years. Great sons of Turkmen nation formed scientific schools of the East and the West by their first priceless discoveries and numerous inventions in astronomy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geometry, medicine, music art, history and literature and linguistics in such cities as Merv, Nisa, Urgench, Abiverd and Serakhs.
In XXI, our main goal is to improve the position of Turkmenistan located along the Silk Road as one of the most developed and strong states in the world. For achievement of this target, Turkmen people who paid special attention to science and education from ancient times expects new discoveries from young generations aimed at the improvement of the world prestige and glory of our state.
Our youth, our future has to make deserving contribution to the great achievements for prosperity and progress of the country by their knowledge, love of native land and people, - the message highlights.

Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference

Published in Education
Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:00

On May 28, 2017 Lia Gigauri, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Nino Buachidze, USAID representatives and Marina Ushveridze, Chief of Party of “Momavlis Taoba” program welcomed participants of Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference at the Tbilisi Exhibition Center.

The Civics Teachers’ National Fair-Conference brought together 250 civics teachers from all regions of Georgia to discuss innovations in the field of civics education, share experiences, and participate in professional development. Awards for the best civics teachers of the year were given to civics teachers at an award ceremony during the conference.

National Fair-Conference of Civics Teachers was held in the framework of USAID-funded Momavlis Taoba Project, which is implemented by PH International.

The Education, Science and Culture Committee to further improve inclusive education

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:34

Committee held the working meeting considering increase of accessibility to culture for the persons with disabilities and to improve inclusive education. The meeting was attended by MPs and representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection.
For more than a month, the Committee works on improvement of inclusive education and on the legislative initiative to increase accessibility to culture for the disabled.
According to the Chair, Mariam Jashi, despite significant steps by the Ministry of Education at the general and vocational education levels, there are the issues to be regulated: increased motivation for special pedagogues; professional development thereof; physical and program adaptation of schools from nursery to higher level, she stated. It requires development of new initiatives and close cooperation between the legislative and executive authorities.
The Committee, in the end of May, will have developed the package as for educational system, so for culture sphere to ensure accessibility to both for the citizens.

SES Cooperates with Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 17:31
Focus on developing innovative satellite-based business solutions LUXEMBOURG, 14 March 2017 -- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). The new cooperation framework with LIST complements the existing SES partnership agreement with the Luxembourg University Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), and widens the scope of SES’s international research activities together with other reputable universities. Under the agreement, SES and LIST will cooperate through their international network of research partners with unique expertise in satellite communications (SATCOM), to transform basic research into innovative space applications. LIST will therefore become another close technology partner of SES in the development of pioneering SATCOM commercial products and services to inspire or “disrupt” the market with new satellite platforms, analysis tools and innovative ground infrastructure. The new partnership agreement further enhances Luxembourg’s technology ecosystem by attracting start-ups to develop their businesses in Luxembourg, and will facilitate the transfer of new technologies stemming from national public and private research. Those activities will be done in close coordination with the existing national funding initiatives, such as the Digital Tech Fund, with SES being a key stakeholder. The first activities SES and LIST will focus on are related to the ‘Smart Space’ initiative, which includes research and development of applications in the context of High Performance Computing (HPC), aiming to establish a unique space ecosystem by building on Luxembourg’s competitive advantages, including global satellite communications and telecommunications networks, data centers and connectivity, and existing service providers. The parties will develop a European Centre of Excellence to address societal challenges such as climate change, environment, green mobility, security and healthcare. SES and LIST will also work on developing commercial applications in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT), e-platform solutions and optical communications. In addition, SES and LIST will jointly assess the development of competences in other satellite-related application areas, such as connected cars. “Innovation is not only the driving force of the satellite industry, but also of our society in general. We are therefore proud to be an integral part of a large network of leading institutions and research and development partners, which is paramount in developing our future. Our collaboration with LIST is a perfect illustration of how we can combine and augment our existing SATCOM knowledge in Luxembourg to increase the speed of innovation and to shape the future together,” said Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director at SES Techcom Services. “This partnership will contribute to the creation of the space applications ecosystem, and will further reinforce Luxembourg’s leading position in the space domain. It also complements our successful long-term cooperation with the University of Luxembourg through its specific focus on impact-driven applied research.” Fernand Reinig, Chief Executive Officer at LIST, said “SES’s expertise in the space industry and our research and development activities organically complement each other. We are delighted to partner with this world-leading company and contribute to shaping a better future for the benefit of Luxembourg and society in general.”

The joint sitting of the Health Care and Social Issues and the Education, Science and Culture Committees

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:10

The Committees discussed rehabilitation of children with disabilities and inclusive aid. According to the human rights protection action plan, the NPLE “Studio ADC” and “Child, Family, Society” representatives and parents of disabled children discussed implementation of the facilitation to inclusive aid.
The parties discussed the problems emerged upon provision of equal possibilities for persons with disabilities. As noted, the child early development program shall be further extended to cover wider geographical area. Despite existence of rehabilitation centers and family services, it is not enough as the number of children pending is still highOne of the factors impeding inclusion of children into early development program is scarcity of funds and training of qualified personnel. As the specialists stated, particular attention shall be attached to civil integration of disable children of ethnic minorities. The sitting was attended by NGOs, representatives of the Ministries of Labor, Health and Social Protection and of Education and Science. They introduced problem solution ways and recommendations.
According to MP, Rati Ionatamashvili, “Protection of rights of persons with disabilities is one of the acute challenges of the Government. My mandate in the Parliament does not belong to me only but it belongs to all persons with disabilities. However, I have to state that the issue covers various directions and simultaneous solution is impossible. It shall be solved stage by stage, though we shall not waste time as it is an important factor”.
The Chair of the HealthCare and Social Issues Committee resumed the sitting. “Today, we started consideration of important issues and the sittings will further continue. We will get resumed to the issue, especially upon consideration of the budget. We will discuss the issue in working regime with all the parties and I hope we will achieve a lot”, - Akaki Zoidze stated.
The Committees also considered the draft on Status of Military Serviceman, introduced by the Deputy-Defense Minister, Nukri Gelashvili. The draft envisages improvement of conditions for conscripts – establishment of new rules for temporary leave and vacation for the military-men in Defense Ministry to allow them better master the profession.
The change is entailed with the circumstance that in view of obtained skills according to the combat training and profession of a military-man, the serviceman shall pass the initial training similar to NATO Forces.
The serviceman shall be trained in physical terms and shall obtain necessary skills allowing him continuing his military career in the future. The Committees supported the draft.

More opportunities for Georgia through science and innovation

Published in Politics
Monday, 23 January 2017 14:50
The science community in Georgia has been informed about the range of funding opportunities open under the EU-funded Horizon 2020 programme. At a conference on 17 January, Georgian scientists and researchers were informed about how to receive grants from Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions for making their scientific and innovative ideas a reality and strengthening research centres in Georgia.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable universities, research centres, and companies to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly EUR 80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020). It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The sitting of the Education, Science and Culture

Published in Politics
Friday, 16 December 2016 16:12

The Committee considered with the II reading the draft on Grants envisaging extension of the list of the grant issuer and recipients. According to the Chair, Mariam Jashi, authority to issue grants is granted to: LEPLs aiming at improvement of education quality and facilitation to integration of national minorities and highland population, as well as Sh. Rustaveli National Scientific Fund for the foreign citizens and LEPLs.
According to the Head of the Legal Provision Department of the Ministry of Education and Science, David Lominashvili, the International Education Center shall be subordinated to the Ministry since January, 2017 and relevantly the grants, issued by the Center in view of facilitation to education and funding youth projects. The MPs agreed to add the subject noted under reservation to the list of grant issuers. The draft on Science, Technologies and Development thereof” defines the events to be undertaken in case of refusal of the Head of the State Control Agency on appointment of the candidate elected and nominated by the Scientific Council of the organization. The draft on General Education entitles the Ministry of Education to define the term of different administrative proceeding for classification of the textbooks of schools.
As D. Lominashvili stated, distance education shall be established in schools. The draft also envisages the Ministry to finance the private schools and to allocate grants for public schools. The differentiated approaches to schools entailed discussion. Salome Zurabishvili considers that the Ministry shall render aid to schools in need.
As M. Jashi elucidated, deriving from the consultations with the Ministry and NGOs, differentiated administration is recommended. “We principally facilitate to establishment of differentiated approach to ensure recognition of best practice, establishment of uniform criterion evaluation system and motivation of the schools managing to achieve better academic results and innovations. It shall not be recognized in negative context”.
The draft on Higher Education reformulates the academic personnel of universities: professor, associate professor, assistant professor and the assistantAlexander Kantariadoes not agree with this ranking. Other changes envisage protection of rights of the students of the Theological programs and simplification of disposal of movable property accounted on the balance of the university. The Committee supported the drafts.

 

 

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