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Slovakia's President Andrej Kiska visited Aalto University on Thursday 22 October. The President's delegation included Slovakia's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and scientific experts. Provost Ilkka Niemelä told the visitors about Aalto's activities, and a letter of intent on cooperation between Aalto University and the University of Žilina in Slovakia was signed at the event.
The President learned a great deal about Finnish education, research and innovation activities on his state visit and opened Slovakia's first innovation office on foreign soil near the Aalto campus.
President Kiska and his delegation also visited the Startup Sauna and the Design Factory, where the President was shown innovations created at Aalto.
The President meets Slovakian students enrolled at Aalto University. To the president's left Libor Bado and to his right Nikola Leščinská, Matej Murgas, Daniel Compel, Jozef Babuliak and Martin Steiner.
Frank Russi shows the President the Laastikamu, a product developed at the Design Factory..