The Rector of the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL), Mr He Qinhua, and his delegation was welcomed by Dr. Gábor Kovács Vice-Rector for Education during their official visit to NUPS on the 18th of May. ECUPL is among the highest ranking universities for law and legal studies in China according to the Chinese Ministry of Education.
The co-operation between the two universities has a long-standing history, in June 2014 a joint conference was organised in Budapest titled „The Way Ahead in Public Service – Chinese and Hungarian Perspectives” that was followed by a joint workshop in similar topics organised in Shanghai in November of the same year. Based on the inter-institutional agreement between the two universities on student and staff mobility, Mr Zoltán Kiss lecturer of the Faculty of Military Sciences and Officer Training worked as a guest lecturer for a month at ECUPL in 2014. A professor from the Chinese university will also conduct an exchange programme in the autumn semester of 2015/2016 on the basis of reciprocity.
At the current meeting the two parties were negotiating further possibilities of co-operation in education and research with a special emphasis on public administration, law enforcement, international and martial law. ECUPL, that is one of the few universities in China with a joint master degree programme taught in English, expressed its willingness to accept students and lecturers from NUPS in the future as well. Law enforcement and migration is a possible field for co-operation both in terms of education and research as these topics enjoy special attention in both institutions. During the meeting the revival of student and academic mobility was also discussed since the new Erasmus+ international credit mobility programme provides a good platform for exchange programme between EU members and third countries.