Academia Europaea, a European non-governmental association acting as an academy to promote learning, education and research from 1988, has opened a regional centre at Tbilisi State University.
The centre aims to encourage the use of European scientific achievements for national and regional policy making and to promote education, science and scientific researches with the coordination of international agencies.
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze called the day historic.
“We are proud of our history, our past, which stand on education and culture,” said Mr Bakhtadze. “The promotion of education will help the country become a regional hub and leader. Today is the start important progress in the fields of science and technology.”
The Academia Europaea unites 3,800 members which includes leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, the letters and humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law. Headquartered in London, the Academia Europaea currently has regional hubs in Barcelona, Bergen, Cardiff and Wroclaw.