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Sixteen women among 50 new professors named by Gašparovič

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič awarded the academic title "Professor" to 50 academics at the Hall of the Constitution in Bratislava castle June 13.

Among those honoured were public personalities such as actor Emil Horvath and sociologist Iveta Radicova, the TASR news wire wrote.

Presenting the letters of appointment to 34 men and 16 women, the president spoke against university tuition fees - a proposal for which was voted down in parliament last month.

"University study is already no longer cheap or free," he said.

The country's future, according to Gašparovič, is bound up with the education sector and investment into it. Much more attention should be paid to science and research at universities where Slovakia has great scope for improvement, he said, adding that universities should be more open to business and incoming foreign investors.

Gašparovič was appointing professors for the third time since taking office in June 2004. The last time he made professorial appointments was January 31.

Compiled by Magdalena MacLeod from press reports
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