After signing a cooperation this week, prof. dr. András Patyi, Rector of the National University of Public Service awarded dr. Matthew D. Shank, president of Marymount University the title of visiting professor. The title is awarded to those with outstanding academic achievements showing a commitment to working together with NUPS. The ceremony was held on 9 March as part of a Senate meeting.
As Dr. Norbert Kis Vice-Rector for Continuing Education and International Affairs expressed in his opening speech, the award reflects the efforts of NUPS to establish the “University of Cooperation”. It is the utmost wish of NUPS to maintain partnership with the leading universities around the world in order to strengthen the institutions, to develop the common good and to advance the issue of public service.
The joint work with Marymount University as a result of the recently signed cooperation agreement is expected to bring innovations to the fields of forensics and cyber security studies. The works of professor Shank has a lot to offer to anyone dealing with public service – said Norbert Kis and added that the professional experiences of Matthew D. Shank in the fields of strategic planning, psychology and marketing communication fully complement and comply with NUPS’ development efforts regarding political science and public administration.
The title transfer, however, stems from two basic ideas: with the award NUPS intends to express its appreciation and aims at moving forward in internationalization. While handing the certification over, András Patyi added that he trusts the cooperation with professor Shank will further develop the domestic civil service training.
Receiving the diploma Matthew D. Shank thanked the award and held a brief introductory speech about Marymount University and gave a short lecture titled the “Current Challenges of Higher Education Management in the USA”.