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Visiting PhD Scholar at the TU Wien became Student Personality of Slovakia 2014

PhD Scholar Attila Tóth, holder of the Ernst Mach Scholarship for Doctoral Students within the Action Austria-Slovakia, became Student Personality of Slovakia for his outstanding results in studies, science and research in the category Agriculture, Forestry and Timber Industry, in the academic year 2013/2014.

This significant title was awarded by Junior Chamber International - Slovakia, under the auspices of H.E. Andrej Kiska, president of the Slovak Republic, the project was professionally guaranteed by the Slovak Academy of Sciences and supported by the Slovak Rectors' Conference. Besides this price, he received also the BMW Award for Sustainability and Innovations from the BMW Group Slovakia, including a 1,000 km road test of a new BMW model.

Attila Tóth is a graduated landscape architect, doing doctoral research into green infrastructure in rural settlements and landscapes as one of the priorities of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020. He is currently working on his PhD thesis at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) supervised by Prof. Dr. Richard Stiles at the Department of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture. Attila received the Outstanding Master Student Award for his excellent achievements in the European Landscape Architecture Education (ECLAS) from Prof. Simon Bell, president of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools in Hamburg (2013), awarded for the very first time in the history of ECLAS.

He represented the Slovak Republic at the G8 and G20 Youth Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2014), organised by the G8 & G20 Alumni Association based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was charged to chair the session on Environmental Resources and Ecosystem Services at the roundtable on Ecology, Environment and Energy, as well as to hold the function of Analyst in the joint session on Innovation for Sustainable Development.