About the organizers

                                             National University of Public Service (NUPS)

The University’s paramount goal is to provide the public sphere with quality professionals in a constantly changing environment by aligning education and training with career paths. The NUPS concept is an innovative collaboration and networking model for the enhancement or knowledge creation and transfer in public service education, especially in the Central European Region. Educational strategy of NUPS aims at meeting the human resource needs of central and local public service organizations mainly in the national context of Hungary but also widening the courses and student population in the international context. Bologna conform university degrees are offered at bachelor and master levels in the following fields:
  •     security and defense policy;
  •     military leadership;
  •     national security;
  •     international relations;
  •     public administration;
  •     European Law and Public Administration;
  •     criminal investigation;
  •     law enforcement with specialties of disaster management,
  •     migration and management studies in law enforcement.

The university offers doctoral degrees in the fields of Military Science, Military Engineering and Public Administration.

The NUPS functions as a key institution for knowledge transfer and creation both nationally and internationally by nurturing a research oriented environment exploring the latest advancement in contemporary public administration science, security policy and law enforcement.

                                                                    Tom Lantos Institute

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The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was established in Hungary in May 2011 to honour and continue the legacy of Tom Lantos, a Hungarian-American and the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to the United States Congress. He was the Co-Founder of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and rose to become the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

In its aim to bridge the gap between research and policy, TLI engages both in knowledge generation as well as empowerment and advocay. It focuses primarily on three issue areas. These are: 1) Jewish life and anti-Semitism; 2) Roma rights and citizenship; and 3) relevant human and minority rights issues, such as human and minority rights education as well as the protection of transnational minority groups. TLI works in Central and Southeast Europeand a wider geographical area as needs arise in order to strengthen the enjoyment of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms.

                                                           Middlesex University of London

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Middlesex University has a long and proud history as a provider of high quality education in north London. Its roots were formed in 1878 when St Katherine's College opened in Tottenham, followed by the famous Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts in 1882 and the Ponders End Technical Institute in 1901. The first educational institution to be located on the site of Middlesex's current flagship campus in Hendon – the Hendon Technical Institute – opened in The Burroughs, Hendon in 1939. In 1973, Trent Park College of Education, the New College of Speech and Drama and Hornsey School of Arts and Crafts joined together to form Middlesex Polytechnic, with others following in 1974. In 1992, the Polytechnic became Middlesex University by Royal Assent. The University's international status was reinforced in 2005 when it opened an entire Middlesex campus in Dubai, and again in 2010 with a campus opening in Mauritius and 2013 with a campus in Malta.

Currently the University has six different schools and a univserity institute:

  • School of Art and Design; Dean, Professor Hilary Robinson
  • Business School; Dean, Anna Kyprianou
  • School of Health and Education; Dean, Jan Williams
  • School of Law; Dean, Professor Joshua Castellino
  • School of Media and Performing Arts; Dean, Professor Carole-Anne Upton
  • School of Science and Technology; Dean, Professor Martin Loomes
  • The Institute for Work Based Learning.

The University’s Prizes:

1996 – Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education

1998 – Queen's Anniversary Prize, for Education Technology

2000 – Queen's Anniversary Prize  for the University's groundbreaking Flood Hazard Research Centre

2003 – Queen's Award for Enterprise, for International Trade