Budapest, September 8 (MTI) – Hungary’s National University of Public Service (NKE) will offer its courses to international students at a separate faculty as of next year, the university’s rector told MTI in an interview on Monday, outlining planned developments at the university.
The move of the public administration and law enforcement faculties to the newly-reconstructed Ludovika Campus in Budapest’s eighth district will be complete by the end of 2015, Andras Patyi said.
The university since its launch in January 2012 has undergone vast changes, including the launch of the Doctoral School in Public Administration Sciences as the third doctoral programme at the institution. The Institute of International Studies, which includes a programme in security and defence, is facing changes before it is reopened as a faculty on its own incorporating all international studies next year, Patyi said.
Upgrade projects at the Ludovika Campus include the construction of a 600-room student residence, a new educational building and a sports centre which will have a swimming pool, a shooting ground and outside sports facilities. The park outside the main Ludovika building will be renovated to include a riding school as well, he said.
The 2014-15 academic year will open at NKE on Monday with 7,000 students enrolled, including 2,200 in their first year of studies, Patyi said.
At the end of 2012, the university took over the task of reorganising and operating the public services continuing training and retraining system. As a result, this year the university offers training sessions and courses of various length to some 74,000 government officials and civil servants, Patyi said.
New developments this academic year will include the launch of training in public service media and communications prepared with the cooperation of public service media managers, he said.
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