On the 1st of June 2015 Prof. Dr. András Patyi received the president’s delegation of the Korean Institute of Public Administration (KIPA) at the National University of Public Service (NUPS).
This was the first time that our Korean partner visited Hungary. During their stay the delegation participated in the 1st Hungary-Korea Picnic at Orczy Park where they had a meeting with H.E. Yim Geun-hyeong Ambassador of the republic of Korea to Hungary, Mr László L. Simon, Deputy-Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office and the President of the Hungary-Korea Department of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Subsequently, negotiations have taken place with Prof. Dr. András Patyi, Rector of NUPS, Dr. Norbert Kis, Vice-Rector for Continuing education and International Affairs, Prof. Dr. György Kiss, Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration, Dr. Péter Tálas Dean of the Faculty of International and European Studies and dr. Péter Princzinger, Director of the Institute of Executive Training and Continuing Education.
NUPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KIPA in spring 2014. The two institutions have similar mission in their own national public administration system (education, research, think tank) and their cooperation is an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences in the field of public administration reform and good governance researches between the European and Asian systems. Accordingly, NUPS will mediate the characteristics of the European network (EUPAN-DISPA and EIPA) to South Korea while KIPA will share its experiences in the field of innovative Asian public Administration and high-tech e-government. Both institutions have strong connection with OECD which also provides an excellent platform for cooperation.
The next stage of the Korea-Hungary cooperation will be the analysis of the Good Governance Index, developed by the National University of Public Service, in Seoul in September.