As defined in the Institutional Development Plan, the international partner network of NUPS is determined by geographical strategic dimensions:
- regional dimension;
- European dimension;
- global dimension.
Partnership strategies are not only based on geographical considerations, but on type and framework of co-operations as well. NUPS’ priorities regarding its partner network are:
- Building stronger relationship with institutions to enhance inbound and outbound student and staff mobility at all dimensions. At a regional level these partnerships go beyond mobility partnerships and expand to regular meetings, the elaboration of joint activities, intense professional co-operations and joint projects. While one goal is to build a broader partner network at European and global levels as well in terms of student and staff mobility, NUPS strives to establish these partnerships on a mutual basis.
- Enhancing strategic partnerships at regional levels. NUPS already has a broad partner network in the region that also includes several multilateral co-operations, such as the International Military Forum (IMAF), NISPAcee or ceeGOV. The aim is to deepen the existing co-operations and to find new ways to involve more regional institutions and to further increase regional collaboration.
- Establishing strategic partnerships at European and global levels. While NUPS has a significant partner network at a regional level, the University is committed to build key partnerships with a circle of institutions that can become strategic partners and with whom diverse and complex co-operation can be realised in the long term. These include the development of joint degree programmes e.g. with partners in the United Kingdom or Israel.
- Contributing to policy-making through participation in international organisations. NUPS is already a member of numerous organisations, ranging from regional to global scale. Besides, due to its special role, NUPS also represents the Hungarian government in a few cases, mainly in organisations that have a specific role.