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Photo credit Tamas Szigeti  MTA 20211210
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AE President Sierd Cloetingh and AE Tbilisi Knowledge Hub Executive Director (Manager) Sofia Kobakhidze

Seven is a happy number and for me these 7 years have been most rewarding due to the wonderful interactions with so many of you.

On behalf of Tbilisi Knowledge Hub, we would like express our gratitude to Professor Cloetingh for his impeccable efforts and incredible contributions and wish him all the best in his future activites! We are happy that Professor Cloethingh has kindly accepted our invitation to join the Advisory Board of our Hub and very much look forward to our future collaboration.  

Warm farewell and heartfelt thanks to the President of Academia Europaea –

Professor Sierd Cloetingh

December 20, 2021

cademia Europaea Tbilisi Knowledge Hub congratulates Professor Cloetingh, with completion of his seven-year term as the President of Academia Europaea on December 31, 2021 and expresses deepest gratitude for his immense contribution to the development of science in Europe.

Thanks to the merit of Professor Cloetingh, in 2019 AE Tbilisi Knowledge Hub was established as the fifth hub of Academia Europaea, sharing its mission, goals and major objectives and expending AE's activities in the South Caucasus region.

At the end of his immense presidency, on December 10, 2021, the valedictory lecture by Professor Sierd Cloetingh took place at the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest, under the chairmanship of the President of the Hungarian Academy, Professor Tamás Freund (MAE), in the presence of Professor Marja Makarow, President Elect of the Academia Europaea, members of the Academia Europaea Board of Trustees and distinguished guests. The lecture was also followed online by the members of the Academia Europaea.

TSU Rector George Sharvashidze and AE President Sierd Cloetingh  


Valedictory Presidential Lecture by Professor Sierd Cloetingh
 Photo credit: Tamas Szigeti  MTA