Prof. Dr. András Patyi held bilateral consultations with H.E. Roman Kowalski, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Hungary. The Rector expressed his strong commitment towards advancing cooperation with the Embassy, the Polish Institute and higher education institutions of Poland.
The National University of Public Service (NUPS) has traditionally developed active, fruitful relations with Polish universities, academies and research institutions in the field of public service, military and security sciences.
In accordance with Erasmus Program 11 students and 6 lecturers have been visiting Polish higher education institutions, while NUPS has received 13 students from Poland in the 2014/15 academic year.
Behind the successful mobility achievements both sides are interested in advancing cooperation on academic and research activities. Polish-Hungarian comparative researches can contribute to developing the knowledge base of NUPS on public administration science in Central Europe.
It also gives the opportunity for sharing best practices on state modernization and good governance. Bilateral cultural dimensions were also highlighted by the Heads.
According to the proposal of the National University of Public Service (NUPS) the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science was nominated for the recognized Avicenna Prize. Our university strongly believes that the Library and the Collection of Hungarian Scientific Works are considered so complex and transparent that makes them notable for the UNESCO’s Prize. The Hungarian National UNESCO Committee supported the NUPS with regard to the nomination.
NPUS is committed for an ethical scientific cooperation among the Hungarian and international players of higher education, and the proposal is proof of our cooperative, fair spirit. It also draws the attention of the international community through UNESCO to the achievements of the Hungarian Science.
The Prize was established by the Executive Board of UNESCO on the initiative of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2003. It owes its name to the renowned 11th-century physician and philosopher of Persian origin known in Europe as Avicenna (980-1037). A healer and a humanist, Avicenna developed an exemplary holistic approach that captures the essence of ethics in science and has thus come to serve as a source of inspiration for the promotion of this concern within UNESCO.
This Prize, awarded every two years, is intended to reward the activities of individuals and groups in the field of ethics for science. It consists of a gold medal of Avicenna along with a certificate, honorarium and a one-week academic visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The visit is to include the delivery of speeches in the relevant academic events, organized for this purpose by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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.
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.