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16 women among 50 new professors

SLOVAK President Ivan Gašparovič gave 50 academics the title of "Professor" at Bratislava Castle Hall on June 13. Among the new professors are well known Slovak personalities such as actor and director Emil Horváth and sociologist Iveta Radičová, the TASR news agency wrote.

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

"University studies are already no longer cheap or free," the president 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 room for improvement, he said.

Gašparovič was appointing professors for the third time since taking office in June 2004.

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