In accordance with the MoU, the two institutions are to participate in joint projects in the field of law enforcement education and training, as well as in student and staff mobility programmes. Moreover, NUPS and LEPL are to share their best practices concerning courses and teaching methods, and are to exchange the results of their scientific researches in law enforcement. The two institutions also plan – and are currently working on the details of – the cooperation in the areas of sport and culture.
When signing the memorandum of understanding, the parties indicated that the recently launched Doctoral School of Law Enforcement at NUPS and LEPL’s experiences in distance learning could be important connecting points in future for the respective parties. Deputy Minister Khutsishvili reminded that his country’s legislation follows the Anglo-Saxon model, therefore, the Hungarian example could serve with new lessons for the Georgian party. The Deputy Minister added that the integrated law enforcement and defence training of NUPS could also be of great interest to Georgia, as this concept is not only unique in Hungary but overall in Europe as well. Vice-Rector Kis emphasized that it is no coincidence that there are overwhelming number of applications for the places the institution offers each year within the exchange programmes, and reminded that students coming through Erasmus+ or Stipendium Hungaricum programmes usually spend one or two semesters at NUPS. He added that as being a police officer is associated with great prestige in several countries, it is our goal to help the profession regain the trust of society.
The Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia organizes special courses and trainings for future law enforcement experts. Its education and training system relies on the latest interactive and practice-oriented methods, while LEPL is in strong cooperation with several institutions around the world focusing on law enforcement training.