Cooperation with Kutaisi State University is developing
Kutaisi State University named after. Akaki Tsereteli (ATSU) has a fairly long history of cooperation with the Silesian University of Technology (SUT). Repeatedly, employees of this university participated in scientific conferences and symposiums in Poland, they published their articles in scientific journals published at our university. There were also joint publications. A similar situation was associated with the participation of Polish researchers and teachers in various events that were held in Georgia. In 2014, the first scientific and technical conference “Transport Bridge Europe-Asia” was organized. It was successfully held in Tbilisi. Two partner universities ATSU and SUT were co-organizers of this conference. Since then, this conference has become cyclical and in September 2023 was held for the seventh time, and for the third time the conference participants were hosted by hospitable Kutaisi. This conference was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the creation of ATSU.
The conference was attended by scientists from Georgia, Poland, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Lithuania and Hungary. The Polish delegation included representatives from the universities of Szczecin, Lublin, Koszalin, and Poznan. The largest foreign delegation was scientists from SUT (Katowice). Professors A. Sładkowski, E. Margielewicz, D. Gąska, T. Haniszewski, and doctoral student S. Bucki presented reports at the conference on various scientific problems of the transport industry. In addition to fruitful discussions with colleagues and discussions of plans for further cooperation, conference participants could also get acquainted with the rich history and culture of Georgia. They visited the ancient Gelati monastery, manganese mines in Chiatura, the resort in Tskhaltubo, the port city of Poti, mountainous Svaneti, the unique Katskhi pillar and other attractions of Western Georgia.
ATSU rector, chairman of the Organizing Committee Shalva Kirtadze opens the conference. Also on the presidium are the co-chairman of the Organizing Committee, dean Omar Kikvidze (left), and the co-chairman of the Program Committee Aleksander Sładkowski
Participants of the conference on the territory of ATSU University at a monument dedicated to the history of Georgian culture, where on each of the columns there are inscriptions in the three alphabets used in Georgia for centuries
Conference participants at the Tskaltubo resort
Visit to the ancient (XI-XII century) Gelati Monastery - the historical and spiritual pearl of Western Georgia