Ivane Javakhishvili University Tbilisi and Justus-Liebig-University Gießen strengthen cooperation
The 'Networking Conference Eastern Partnerships', which was held in Tbilisi on 5-6 November 2015 upon the initiative of the directors of Ivane Javakhishvili University Tbilisi (TSU) and of Justus-Liebig-University Gießen (JLU), Prof. Dr. Vladimer Papava and Prof. Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee, attracted a wide audience form the entire EU Eastern Neighbourhood region.
In a time of rising political tension and military conflict in Eastern Europe a number of universities take responsibility for the continuity and enhancement of cooperation. Scientific cooperation is a central component of German foreign culture and education policy. By explicitly strengthening international research cooperation in regions of conflict and crisis, academic cooperation can keep comunication channels open, where political dialogue is under strain.
A large number of participants from the JLU partner universities Bila Tserkva (Ukraine), Iasi (Romania), Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia), Lodz (Poland) und Tbilisi (Georgia) took part in the conference and discussed the different aspects of 'Human and Environmental Resources in Multiethnic Societies'.
Ten years after signing a bilateral cooperation agreement between JLU and TSU, the current renewal and broadening of the agreement now provides an even more solid basis for the successful cooperation of both universities. A delegation of 14 participants from Gießen had traveled to Georgia.
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