His biography is a bit like that of a child prodigy: top maths, school was a breeze, bachelor's degree in banking and financing in Georgia (of course also tops), the youngest to earn a doctorate in economics (at 24), full professorship at Caucasus University in Tbilisi at 29, 2020 Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science” in Georgia, Best Young Scientist of the Year in his country in 2021 – phew, what a brain. But beware, the man can do other things, too: European U23 contact karate champion, multiple Georgian champion and member of the national team. Whew. But what does Bremen have to do with all that? The university – it was Uni Bremen that gave his career a decisive boost.