GIP cooperates with European and American universities to further academic collaboration and contribute to strengthening the Georgian research sector. To that end, GIP has taken part in research projects, such as EU-LISTCO, supported via EU’s Horizon 2020 program; and the GEOPATH, in collaboration with Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), funded by the Research Council of Norway. In addition to producing research, GIP’s academic programs offer opportunities for Georgia’s young researchers and academics.
GEOPATH aspires to leave a lasting footprint in Georgia by funding a PhD scholarship and organizing annual publishing seminars for PhD students and junior researchers from across Georgia. In the course of the program, Helge Blakisrud, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Relations, will lead the seminar for PhD students and junior researchers on how to get published, sharing his experience as a journal editor and from serving on various editorial boards.