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Growing reputation among international students

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73 exchange students of 21 countries will continue their studies at four faculties of the National University of Public Service (NUPS) in the spring semester. Our “new” students were heartily welcomed by Dr. Norbert Kis, Vice-Rector for Continuing Education and International Affairs.

He expressed his sincere hope that all students will be able to take this unique study opportunity. He also added: „We all are aware of the fact that challenges of our societies, the efficiency of public administration become more and more complex. That is why it is so relevant what this programme can offer to everyone through our faculties and departments: a comprehensive understanding and approaching to these challenges.”

After his welcome speech the different study programmes of the faculties were introduced by   Dr. Judit Nagy, Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Law Enforcement, Dr. Gyula Vastag, Director of Institute at the Faculty of Public Administration, Prof. Dr. László Kovács, Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training and by Dr. Boglárka Koller, Head of Department at the Faculty of International and European Studies. On behalf of the Students’ Union Mr. Markó Dusa also welcomed the exchange students and informed them about the student life at NUPS.

The event was attended by our professors of international modules, student mentors and colleagues dealing with international affairs.

Exchange students can continue their studies at the National University of Public Service through several scholarships such Erasmus, Stipendium Hungaricum and Good Governance.

Dr. Tibor Navracsics as Honorary Citizen

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Dr. Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner was awarded by Honorary Citizenship at the National University of Public Service (NUPS). In his previous assignment as Deputy Prime Minister he had considerable, imprescriptible role at founding and “building” our university.

As previous Minister for Public Administration and Justice he significantly contributed to founding, managing and developing NUPS. “His strong personal and professional support was always behind us that has enormous relevancy in the success of the last three years” - emphasized by our Rector, Prof. Dr, András Patyi who was delivering the award.

“It’s always ennobling to see when a dream comes true” – started the EU Commissioner. He noted that unifying the education of future public servants in one institution has a great impact on building interoperability in public careers. As Commissioner for Education he realized that the main goals of the European higher education such as study complexity, practice-oriented approach, internationalisation are in accordance with the main guidelines of the National University of Public Service. “I am pleased to be the formal member of your community” – he concluded.

As Minister for Public Administration and Justice he played important role in the legal preparations for founding NUPS. He was the originator on submitting law proposal which was supported by the Members of the Hungarian Parliament. He submitted all relevant additional law and regulations regarding the functioning, management structure and ownership of the university.

Good State and Magyary Programmes belong also to Mr. Navracsics’s previous portfolio. They have important role at modernizing Hungarian public administration and building interoperability in public careers. Renovating the historical Ludovika Academy (Campus-project) was strongly supported by him through the Government preparations. 

Further steps towards our technical cooperation

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Delegation from the University of Novi Sad hold an official visit at NUPS on 5th of February.

Mr. József Padányi, Vice-Rector for Science hosted the delegation of the University of Novi Sad Mr. Josip Lepes, Dean of the Faculty of Education, his Deputy, Mr Géza Czékus and Mrs. Valéria Pintér Krekity, Head of the Faculty Council.

Both sides are encouraged to enhance bilateral relations through establishing joint cooperation programmes, scheduling the signature of the cooperation agreement and preparing further high level meetings. Last year NUPS launched a special talent support programme (4 days) for the University and particularly for the Faculty students in Subotica.

The National University of Public Service is committed to develop its relations and cooperation strategies with the universities of our neighbouring countries where Hungarian minority is involved in higher education.

Fruitful cooperation among researchers in Central Europe

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Consultations on enhancing and developing researching activities among Hungarian, Czech and Romanian universities were launched by the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies (CSDS) at the new Faculty of International and European Studies.

Our researchers in defence and strategy studies discussed the management experiences with their colleagues from the partner universities such as the University of Defence in Brno and “Carol I” National Defence University. Participants decided to compile their working programmes for 2015 and to enhance synergies within their research activities.

„We need to be very precise and encouraged with regard to joint research activities where international nature and comparability are considered as key elements. To achieve these goals we are in a permanent learning process and trying to implement the most comprehensive ways of practice” – highlighted by Dr. Péter Tálas PhD., new Dean and Head of Centre.

As Tamás Csiki, researcher at CSDS noted these workshops play important role in the mutual understanding of the participants’ different backgrounds and interests. Since the NUPS’s integration in 2012, the Central-European dimension got a new impulse. Twice per year we have the privilege to discuss current issues of security and defence policies and strategies with our Czech, Slovak, Polish and Romanian researcher colleagues. We also regularly visit technical seminars organized at partner universities. It can advance our cooperation for establishing joint researching and publishing opportunities. Due to their practice-oriented nature the results of these workshops can be promoted in policy analysis and in the daily education as well.

Our researchers of CSDS will participate at the Romanian partner’s conference in June for the 3rd time, and the Czech colleagues also invited us for an international symposium in Brno. But next autumn the Budapest seminars will continue on discussing ongoing tendencies in defence planning and regional facility management.

New challenge for our Rector

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Prof. András Patyi, Rector at the National University of Public Service was elected Head of Codification Commission on the Administrative Law of Actions. His main assignment is focused on building separate procedure system for the Administrative Law. Their first meeting was launched yesterday at the Ministry of Justice. 

The Government Decision No. 1011/2015. as of 22 January decided on reviewing Administrative Law of Actions, initiating steps toward a separate procedure system for Administrative Law and elaborating its new concept by the Minister for Justice. To achieve these goals a special Codification Committee was set up by the representatives of sciences, justice system, central and local public administration involving the Ministry of Justice. Its main role is to build the concept of the expected changes, to draft and comment technical framework documents.  

The new regulation framework on the Administrative Law of Actions is essential: since 1949 no unified legal framework behind the court system on Administrative Law. The procedure system for the Administrative Law is facing several challenges because of considerable changes in Administrative Law and its organization structure.