“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.
Hungarian university students can travel to the People’s Republic of China while the National University of Public Service (NUPS) can host Chinese university citizens thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by the leaders of NUPS and the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL).
Founded in 1952 through the merger of nine university’s departments of law, political science and sociology (including one higher education institution established by Americans 140 years ago), ECUPL is considered among the finest universities in the People’s Republic of China focusing on law, political and public administration science. With 18 faculties, ECUPL has more than 21,000 students and 1,400 employees, and provides training and education on BA, MA and PhD level.
In accordance with their joint Memorandum of Understanding, NUPS and ECUPL intend to cooperate in the following areas: student and lecturer exchange programme, publications, sharing of best practices, joint research projects, scientific conferences and programmes. Both institutions can send and receive 4-4 students from BA and MA level each academic year, however, PhD students may also visit their respective partner institution in order to conduct research for a limited time. Under their cooperation, the universities’ students are exempt from paying tuition fees, however, all other related costs are to be covered by the students or their sending institution. Both sides intend to receive a researcher from their partner institution each academic year for up to a period of 4 weeks.
Professor Du Zhichun, President of the Doctoral School of ECUPL pointed out that there are several similarities between the two universities focusing on inter alia public administration science. According to the Professor, NUPS and ECUPL could have joint efforts in searching for solutions for the challenges present in both countries. Regarding the student exchanges, Professor Du Zhichun reminded that this method has proven to be a successful way of knowledge-transfer within the People’s Republic of China as well.