Tbilisi: The Georgian Ministry of Education and Science has commenced its cooperation with the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research. The corresponding memorandum on this cooperation was signed by the Georgian Minister of Education and Science, Mikheil Chkhenkeli and Paolo Jubellin o, the Scientific Director of GSI Helmholtz Serious Ion Research Center in Frankfurt.
The Memorandum provides for a cooperative partnership between the parties in implementing joint educational and scientific research projects. Possible areas of overall research include protonotherapy, clean energy, circular economy, hydrodynamics, air pollution, radiation physics, radio-oncology, and radioonuclide production.
In addition, within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation, student exchange and internship programs, thematic seminars and summer schools will be carried out both in Georgia, as well as in the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research .
The German side will share its experience with Georgian colleagues in the work of proton cyclotron for radiation therapy and will provide scientific and technological consultation to the Kutaisi International University for the Adron Therapy Center. The parties will also work jointly on the development and strengthening of existing SMART laboratories.
It is noteworthy that the partnership started between the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research will further deepen and expand within the Georgian-German Science Bridge (GGSB).
The Georgian-German Science Bridge (GGSB) comprises 3 pillars: (i) Education: Educational programs for Georgian students are pursued in a form of various internship programs at FZJ and block lectures in Georgia; (ii) Research: Georgian students together with their supervisors are actively involved in the diverse common research for their Master and PhD projects; (iii) Knowledge transfer: Reintegrating young, well trained Georgian scientists into the Georgian university structures by the foundation of so called SMART|Labs