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President of Slovakia Ivan Gašparovič together with his spouse Silvia welcomed on 19 February 2008 in the Presidential Palace university students who won the award ´Student Personality of the Year 2006/2007´. The project Student Personality of the Year wants to highlight and introduce to a wider audience exceptional students of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd level study of various disciplines who study at slovak universities.
Junior Chamber International is a non-profit voluntary organization which organized this year´s third year of the project Student Personality in Slovakia. The project organizers want to encourage and promote science as well as young talented students.
At the meeting with the presidential couple winning students also talked about the conditions in which young scientists are working, and how to improve their needs in our society. According to the head of state it is important for the society to notice young scientists and respond to their demands. According to the presidential couple recognition of the work and results of young scientists will encourage them to further academic work and the society should create conditions to have opportunities to apply their findings to life.