“Globally aware, cooperative experts of law enforcement” has been set as a motto for the planned agreement of cooperation between the National University of Public Service (NUPS) and the People’s Public Security University of China (PPSUC) intended to be signed within this month.
A delegation from the Chinese university visited NUPS on 9-10 June led by Prof. Wang Yong, Vice-rector of PPSUC, in order to prepare the inter-institutional agreement and to participate at a workshop held on the Ludovika Campus. The Vice-rector pointed out that the Chinese law enforcement training and education strongly emphasizes the international awareness of students along with their cooperation with other nations. This is particularly important in the case of external security issues as crime does not stop at borders.
In his remark, Prof. Dr. András Patyi, Rector of NUPS reminded that one of the European Union’s achievements has been the single market, that is the free flow of labour, products, services and capital which has also opened new ways for crime. These challenges can only be met in the long term if future experts and professionals are provided with adequate knowledge and know how during their studies. Professor Wang noted that the People’s Republic of China can learn from the examples of the institutionalized cooperation and crime prevention within the EU, adding that Hungary and NUPS are viewed as the primary partners for the exchange of educational practices.
Professor Dr. Péter Ruzsonyi, Dean of the Faculty of Law Enforcement at NUPS revealed that the main areas of cooperation between NUPS and PPSUC could be education and research management. Regarding education, the Dean pointed out that the primary scope of cooperation could be the exchange of students and lecturers, adding that the Chinese colleagues have great experience regarding migration and the fight against organized crime.
This September marks the beginning of PPSUC’s programme on counter terrorism, which is unique on a global scale. Due to the similar program-development efforts of NUPS, the field of counter terrorism can also provide opportunities for joint work. A good step in this direction is that the Rector of NUPS was invited to the ceremonial opening of the mentioned programme at the People’s Public Security University of China.