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Director of the Scientific-Research Center

Professor

Levan Ujmajuridze




● Director of the LEPL Scientific-Research Center of Agriculture, Chairman of the Scientific Council;
● Professor of Agrarian, Caucasus and Technical Universities;
● The scientific interests in the field are: conservation of agro-biodiversity, revival and finding of endangered species of plants and animals, exploration and study of the Georgian vine gene pool.

Work Experience:


● 2015 – present – Georgian Technical University, MA; Professor, the course in the specialty of viticulture;
● 2015 – present – Caucasus International University; BA; Professor, the course in the specialty – viticulture;
● 2012 – present – Georgian Agrarian University, BA; Full Professor, the course in the specialty – viticulture;
● 2007-2014 - LLC ,,Agro”, Head of the National Center of Planting Materials of Vine and Wine;
● 2007-2014 - LLC ,,Agro”, Head of the National Center of Planting Materials of Vine and Wine;
● 2009-2014, N(N)LE ,,Agro Cartu’’, Project Manager of the demonstration gardens of horticultural crops;
● 1981 – 2010 – Georgian Research Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Wine-making – Senior Agronomist, Scientist, Head of the Laboratory, Sector and Department, Chief Scientist.

Training COurses for the improvement of Qualification:


● 2016 – Holland, Wageningen University – Modern Technology for Fruit growing;
● 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006 - Germany, Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute;
● 2005, France, University of Montpellier;
● 2004, China, Hebei Academy of Forestry;
● 2004, France, the National Institute of Appellations of Origin;
● 1996, Germany, Institute for grapevine Breeding Geilweilhorf;
● 1983 – 1987, Doctor of Science, a post-graduate of the Georgian Institute of Horticulture, Viticulture and Wine-making;
● 1976 – 1981, Georgian Agrarian University;

Projects:


●2016 – 2018 – Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation – Innovative technologies in organic viticulture;
●2014 – 2015 – European Union – Cost project - ,,East-West European cooperation in research of the adaptive traits and selection of vine diversity’’;
●2010 -2011 – World Bank - ,, Identification of the Georgian grape indigenous species using ampelographic descriptors '';
●2010 – GRDF – World Bank – Intensive technologies of the certified planting materials of vine; Grant BPG # 05/10
●2008 -2009 – Project - ,, Producing healthy planting materials’ clones of varieties of Georgian indigenous vine and cultivation of basic mother-plots using intensive technologies’’;
●2006 – Restoration/dissemination of the Georgian indigenous variety ,, Kisi’’ in Akhmeta Municipality;
●2005 – Restoration of the Georgian indigenous variety ,,Aladasturi’’;
●2003 – 2004 – Restoration/dissemination of the Georgian indigenous variety ,,Usakhelauri’’;
●2002 – 2003 - ,, Production/introduction of the vine grafting and planting materials in farms ’’.

Additional Information:


●Honored winemaker;
●Member of Viticulture Commission, International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV);
●Chairman of the commission of winemakers and vine-growers;
●Chairman of the wine club and association ,,kvevri’’ ’s viticultural section;
●Member of the Georgia’s Landowner’s Union;
●International expert ( Cooperation between Georgia and China in viticulture and winemaking – 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
●He has published 42 scientific papers and 2 monographs. He is the author of two inventions;
●He has participated in many local and international conferences, seminars and congresses.