Tbilisi Knowledge Hub

Tbilisi Knowledge Hub#

At their meeting on 27 November, 2018, the Board of Trustees were pleased to approve unanimously, a proposal from the Rector of Tbilisi University, Professor Georg Sharvashidze, to establish a new Regional Knowledge Hub of the AE to be based at the University, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

A launch and signing event will be arranged for late April 2019. Further information will be announced via a member newsletter.


Tbilisi Knowledge Hub aims to become a platform to develop multidisciplinary scientific activities and expertise related to the Biocultural - Biological, Cultural, Linguistic, Ecological - diversity in South Caucasus, at the border of Eastern Europe with Western Asia.



The areas of the expertise will include:

  • Paleoecological scenarios of early human dispersal
  • Reconstruction of the spatial and cultural patterns of human migrations in the area
  • Dynamics of biogeography, faunal and floral exchange
  • Innovative technological studies of cultural heritage
  • History of viniculture and winemaking
  • Psychology of ethnic groups and sociology of ethnic relations
  • Linguistic diversity and historic-cultural data
  • Gut microbial communities in diverse groups of people living in geographically and culturally distinct settings
  • The effect of bacteriophages on the diversity of gut microbial communities


Tbilisi Knowledge Hub
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