The Dean of the Indian partner university returns as a Fellow

The Ludovika-University of Public Service's flagship and highly popular programme, the Ludovika Fellowship, will continue in the spring semester of 2023. Under the programme, the Ludovika Fellow will have the opportunity to spend a minimum of one and a maximum of three months at the UPS, during which time he/she will join the training courses both as a lecturer and as an expert. In addition to teaching, the exchange of experience and good practice is an integral part of the programme.

The first Fellow of the semester, Professor Rhishikesh Dave, arrived in Budapest on 20 February and will be hosted for the next month at the Department of International Law, Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies. Dr Rhishikesh Dave, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Marwadi University, is one of the founding members of the faculty. His main research interests include human rights, international humanitarian law, conflict of laws and criminal law. He has over a decade of academic experience gained at various prestigious universities.

This is not the first time Professor Dave has visited our university. After the visit to India of Boglárka Koller, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, and Tibor Bíró, Dean of the Faculty of Water Sciences in May 2022, Professor Dave came to UPS for the first time to sign a memorandum of understanding between the Marwadi University and Ludovika-University of Public Service.

Dr Dave started his teaching activities immediately after his arrival. Thanks to Dr Norbert Tóth, Head of the Department, he taught four classes to undergraduate and master's students in the first week. Right after his arrival, he was also welcomed by the Vice-Rector for International Affairs, with whom he was able to greet each other as old acquaintances. During the meeting with the Vice-Rector, they confirmed the intention of the two universities to cooperate. Student and teacher mobility was again highlighted as key points of cooperation. Professor Dave, who is the leader of a university with a large number of international students, also shared his experience and advice on student recruitment. In his view, contracting with recruitment agents is inevitable if an institution makes efforts to internationalisation. He also stressed the importance of scholarship programmes, praising the Hungarian Stipendium Hungaricum programme. 

In addition to Professor Rhishikesh Dave, we are expecting three more Fellows this semester who will join the University's vivid life at the Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies, the Faculty of Water Sciences and the Eötvös József Research Centre.

Text and photo: International Office