The Memorandum of Understanding between Helmut Schmidt University of Hamburg (HSU) and National University of Public Service (NUPS) was solemnly signed by Prof Dr Klaus Beckmann, President of HSU, and Dr Györgyi Nyikos, Vice-Rector for International Affairs on 20 September 2018.
An Erasmus+ agreement between HSU and NUPS has been in place since 16 April 2016, which has opened the way for student and staff mobility between the two universities. In view of the success of the Erasmus+ agreement, the German party has indicated its intention to conclude a bilateral agreement between NUPS and HSU.
HSU (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität – Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburgot (UniBwH)) was established in 1972 with the original aim to train military officers for the German Federal Army. However, since 2002, HSU has been accepting a limited number of civilian students as well. HSU has around 2500 enrolled students, and is divided into the following four faculties: Faculty of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Faculty of Arts of Social Sciences; Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. Programs at HSU generally run for three semesters, and confer a civic university degree, a fact which allows for much shorter training periods.
This Memorandum of Understanding promises numerous opportunities including: joint research and publication projects; jointly organized thematic conferences; mobility of students, lecturers and researchers.