Order of Ľudovít Štúr for Mária Bieliková

Our founder Mária Bieliková has received the prestigious Order of Ľudovít Štúr of the 2nd Class. President Zuzana Čaputová honored Maria with this special award for her outstanding contributions to the development of Slovakia in science, technology, and education. 

On January 14th 2024, on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Slovak Republic, thirty-three personalities were awarded state decorations. The Order of Ľudovít Štúr, standing as Slovakia’s third-highest state decoration, acknowledges remarkable achievements by Slovak citizens across various domains, including democracy, human rights, defense, politics, economy, science, technology, culture, art, education, sports, and international representation. 

Mária’s recognition underlines her outstanding dedication to advancing science, technology, and education in Slovakia. Her groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence, including founding the Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies and leading teams for international scientific projects, played a key role in improving the position of Slovakia in this field.  

In celebrating Maria’s remarkable achievements, we are filled with pride and gratitude for her tireless efforts. Maria’s passion for science and innovation motivates all of us to strive for greatness. You can read Maria’s thoughts and feelings about this recognition here.