Membership Type:

Institutional Fellow


2 Ludovika tér

H-1083 Budapest



+36 (1) 432-9000



The mission of Ludovika University of Public Service (LUPS), in the intersection of public service profession and academia, is to serve as an effective educational and academic base for state-building and public service development. Through its educational and further training programmes LUPS supports the development of highly trained and efficient personnel in the field of public administration, law enforcement, defence and other areas of public service. LUPS defines its mission at national, regional, European and global levels.


The national dimension of LUPS' mission comprises the strengthening of the Hungarian State and the education and research based establishment of public service.


The 'science of public governance and state' that is the research of the state based on a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, comparative, and applicable approach serves as the centrepiece of the academic mission of LUPS.


The fundamental values of public service – the ethos of public interest, the demand for integrity and efficient operation – overarch countries and cultures. The objective of LUPS is to improve the value-system of public service through research and education thus strengthening the confidence of the actors of society and economy towards the public sector.


At the regional level the focus of LUPS is twofold. On the one hand, the nation-policy mission of the University includes the establishment of cross-border relations and the provision of supporting  Hungarian higher education institutions in neighbour countries. Accordingly, enhancing of the strategic cooperation with Hungarian institutes in Upper Hungary (Slovakia), Transcarpathia (Ukraine), Transylvania (Romania) and Voivodina (Serbia) is a priority for the University.


At a European level, top priorities include the enhancement of student and lecturer mobility, and the strengthening of inter-institutional relations through joint research. Europe is a community of values in higher education and university traditions, and is a common area of higher education. In accordance with the Europe 2020 strategy, international mobility of student, staff members and researchers shall be increased and facilitated, while, accordingly the institutional relations have to be strengthened through joint training and research programmes.


Regarding the global level, LUPS has to determine its international strategy based on the solid foundations of its national and European cultural identity. It has to synchronize Euro-Atlantic orientation with the values of eastern and southern partnerships. The common issues of higher education include the autonomy of universities, ethics of science, the role of public service and state building in the establishment of peace and security. As a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU) the University has to play an active role in the international dialogue of universities.