Conferences in Kutaisi

2019-10-23

In October 2019, two conferences were held in Kutaisi (Georgia), thematically related to transport issues. A delegation of the Faculty of Transport of the Silesian University of Technology took part in these conferences. These conferences were held under the auspices of Kutaisi State University named after Akaki Tsereteli. Silesian Technical University was a co-organizer of the 5th Georgian - Polish International Scientific Conference "Transport Bridge Europe - Asia". This conference, despite its name, has long become multinational. In particular, the reports of this conference were presented by scientists from Georgia, Poland, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and Israel.

Chairman of the organizing committee prof. Pridon Gogiashvili opens the conference

Conference participants in the lobby of the library building of Kutaisi State University named after Akaki Tsereteli

Head of the Polish delegation prof. Aleksander Sładkowski gives an interview to the local press

During the conference, meetings of representatives of delegations from various countries with the leadership of Kutaisi State University named after Akaki Tsereteli took place. The issues of international cooperation in the field of science and higher education were discussed. The issues of signing an agreement on academic cooperation between Kutaisi State University and Silesian University of Technology were agreed.

Meeting of heads of delegations. From left to right: prof. Marek Mežitis, director of the Transport Institute of Riga Technical University; prof. Pridon Gogiashvili, chairman of the organizing committee; prof. Omar Kikvidze, dean of the faculty; prof. Roland Kopaliani, rector of the university; prof. Aleksander Sładkowski, co-chairman of the program committee; prof. Otar Gelashvili, dean of the faculty of Georgian Technical University (Tbilisi); prof. Telman Aliev, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, director of the Institute of Control Systems; dr. Tofig Babaev; prof. Tamaz Natriashvili, academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia, director of the Institute of Machine Mechanics

No less interesting was the scientific and technical conference “Problems of Accessibility of Disabled Persons in Civil Infrastructure and Development Prospects”. This conference was held at the King David Hotel. It was noted here that the development of new technical solutions for such people is a very important issue, since even in Kutaisi there are about 6800 people with varying degrees of disability.

Speech by prof. Aleksander Sładkowski at the conference “Problems of Accessibility of Disabled Persons in Civil Infrastructure and Development Prospects”

Foreign participants of the conferences had a great opportunity to get acquainted with the history and culture of a number of regions of Georgia. The conference organizers provided an opportunity for guests to visit Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Sairme, Tskhaltubo and a number of other interesting places in Georgia.

Conference participants visit Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi, built in 1003

The delegation of the Silesian University of Technology together with Georgian colleagues in the Rabat fortress in Akhaltsikhe


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