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Bratislava strives to become ‘city of science’

Bratislava City Council, in cooperation with several educational entities, is working on a project called "Bratislava - City of Science of the 21st Century", the TASR newswire reported on Tuesday, August 23.

Bratislava City Council, in cooperation with several educational entities, is working on a project called "Bratislava - City of Science of the 21st Century", the TASR newswire reported on Tuesday, August 23.

"The project has profound sense and City Hall will take part by providing land, and in the construction of new infrastructure and research institutes as well as by promoting the results," said the mayor of Bratislava, Milan Ftáčnik. He was speaking after a first working session with representatives of co-participants the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV), the Slovak University of Technology (STU) and Comenius University.

The entities are planning to come up with a concept for the project within two weeks, focusing on support and development of three chief areas where Slovakia has top experts. The spheres being considered include new materials, energy, biomedicine, ICT and knowledge-based technologies.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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