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The first ever COST Action Conference hosted by Georgia

Tbilisi welcomed more than 100 researchers and practitioners of 24 countries across the world to participate in the large-scale academic conference ‘European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and Practice”, arranged on May 13-15, 2024.

The conference was organized as part of the COST Action – ENIS – that brings together 180 leading scientists, researchers, and practitioners from different European countries around the topic of higher education internationalization, international student mobility, social and cultural integration of international students in their host countries, impact of student mobility and many more.

The “European Network on International Student Mobility: Connecting Research and Practice” (ENIS) network produces research, policy briefs, recommendations, newsletters and other sources of information to increase awareness and understanding on the concept of international student mobility.

The second annual conference of ENIS took place in Georgia, at Business and Technology University, which became the first institution to host events as part of the COST action.

COST | European Cooperation in Science and Technology, founded in 1971, has been a leading platform for research and innovation in Europe ever since. Its main objective is to promote the development of science and cooperation between member countries across various fields such as technology, environmental protection, healthcare, agriculture, and others.

As a full member of COST, Georgian scientists have access to the organization’s vast network of researchers, resources, and numerous funding opportunities.

Attaining full membership in the association marks a significant milestone in European integration, and the aforementioned conference represents another step forward.

Business and Technology University gained the right to host this large-scale international conference in Georgia exactly one year after Georgia became a full member of COST.