Barbare Kipiani (4 February 1879, Kutaisi, Georgia – 1965, Brussels)

Psycho-Physiologist, public figure; the first woman psycho-physiologist who worked in Europe. Her scientific papers on issues of children’s physiology and pathology were awarded golden prizes. In 1899, Barbare Kipiani graduated from St. Nino’s educational institution and in 1901 started studying at the medical faculty of the Brussels University. She delivered lectures on Georgian and Russian languages at the Brussels University. As a scientist, she studied the methods for determination of memory types, psychological basics of upbringing, ambidexterity among schoolchildren, tropism, etc. From 1908, she was a scientific secretary of the Brussels University’s magazine, Revue Psycholigue. She founded the Georgian section of the history and ethnography at the International Museum of Brussels in 1910  Barbare Kipiani’s return to homeland proved to be short. She taught French language in Georgian Noblemen Gymnasium. She worked as an assistant to Akaki Shanidze, prominent Georgian linguist, philologist and academician, but in 1921, when Russia reoccupied Georgia, she was forced to return to Brussels.