The Marymount University was established in 1950 as an independent Catholic institute. It offers numerous Bachelor, Master and PhD degree programmes to its students. The American university’s community is very diverse because the approximately 3600 students come from 70 different countries.
The partnership agreement was signed by the two universities with the aim of creating for their professors and researches an opportunity for mobility, joint researches, and partificipation in professional programs, primarily in the field of criminalistics and cybersecurity. One of the key contributor to this agreement was Réka Szemerkényi, the former ambassador of Hungary in Washington, who also attended the opening ceremony of the course.
On behalf of Prof. Dr. András Patyi, Rector, Dr. Gábor Kovács welcomed the guests during the opening ceremony. The Vice-Rector for Education at NUPS highlighted that the U.S., as the most influential country, is leading the world in the field of forensic science as well. Therefore, the participants can learn not only the Hungariand and European processes, but - thanks to the cooperation between NUPS and the Marymount University - they can have an insight, how the experts of this field work oversea.
During the 4-day training, professors from the Marymount University introduce through theoritical and practical knowledge the forensic processes in the US using the latest, most modern, cutting-edge technology. On the first day, the participants were mainly introduced to basic legal principles. US law practice differs greatly from the situation in Hungary. It is necessary to understand know these differences in order to understand the cases correctly and to implement the best practices. During the other days of the course, the focus will be on practice regarding the investigations. In addition, to reveal and document the traces, the participants will be involved in ballistics as well. At the end of the course, the participants will receive a certificate of completion.