The Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik in the Slovak Republic hosted the Central European Forum on Military Education (CEFME) scientific conference for students on 21-23 May 2014.
The international event was held with the participation of students from the Czech Republic, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Poland, Romania and Hungary – the latter represented by Mónika Kutasi and Bernadett Szabó fourth and third year officer candidates at the National University of Public Service (NUPS). In addition, the delegation was led by Dr. József Németh senior lecturer of NUPS. The event had altogether 47 participants enrolled in 5 sections.
The officer candidates held their presentations mainly in English on the 2nd of May with the students of NUPS participating in the sections focusing on social sciences and national and international security that included presentations in 14 different topics. Although our students were not awarded, their performances were of high standard and met the criteria against written and oral presentations.
At the dinner organized for the students, Prof. Dr. Boris ĎURKECH brigadier general congratulated the international participants for their fruitful efforts. The event ended with a trip to the Demänoská Cave where students could view beautiful dripstones and were acquainted with the history of Lipótszentmiklós.
Overall, our officer candidates returned with lots of experience that could further strengthen their future career. Next year’s conference will be held by the Republic of Croatia where the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training of NUPS will once again be represented.