Ludovika Scholars Program


Ludovika Scholars Application

The University of Public Service invites applications for international guest lecturers.

The University of Public Service is the leading higher education institution in Hungary in its fields of study: its teaching and research portfolio are both highly ranked in the region of Central and Eastern Europe as well as globally. The original institution was founded in 1808, and since then the University has been transformed several times to become a modern, 21st century higher education institution, a leading force in Hungary, and a recognized and acclaimed presence on the international stage. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate study and research opportunities in the following fields, among others: political science, military science, information society, disaster management studies, cyber security, public administration, national security studies, international studies, law enforcement, strategic studies, water science (more details: Faculty of Public Governance and International Studies, Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training, Faculty of Law Enforcement, Faculty of Water Sciences, Institute of Disaster Management, Eötvös József Research Centre.)

We invite applications for guest speakers from the disciplines listed above and in the following thematic areas:

  • political science and public administration; comparative law; international economics; political science; public policy; international, regional and European studies; public diplomacy; international security studies;
  • water diplomacy; water policies; integrated water management; water, environmental and sustainability sciences ; water resources management; water security; water conflict management, hydraulic engineering; hydraulic modelling; flood and drought management; climate change vulnerability and adaptation, climate resilience, hydrobiology;; conservation; conservation biology;
  • comparative European political ideology; democracy and regime change in Central Europe; impact of new technologies on democracy; digitalisation of the economy; industry 4.0; cybersecurity; European territorial cooperation; regulation of online platforms; Artificial Intelligence;
  • military transportation; logistics; critical infrastructure protection; airborne systems; drone technologies; software-defined radio (SDR)-based systems; cyber-physical systems security; malicious code analysis; container and virtualization technologies; alternative reality (XR, VR, AR, MR) technologies; defence planning; operations planning; Clausewitz and 21st century warfare; deterrence and defence; resilience; operational art; multi-domain operations; hybrid warfare;
  • criminal law; criminal procedure law; criminal justice; criminology; forensic sciences and criminalistics; criminal psychology; national security; tax and customs administration; private security; correctional studies; disaster management.

The aim of the Ludovika Scholars Guest Lecturer Program is to provide citizens of the University with the opportunity to exchange ideas with other academics, researchers, and experts, and to enable visiting lecturers to learn about the work of scholars at the University as well as to develop stronger relationships with their partners.

The Program will also enable successful applicants to spend a week giving public lectures, participating in workshops and taking part in professional discussions organized by the host faculties or research institutes. This will pave the way for closer cooperation with the origin institutions and will allow exploration of future joint or double-degree programs, as well as joint research and publication opportunities.

The successful applicants will:

  • spend one week at the University of Public Service in the fall semester of the academic year 2023/24,
  • give public lectures and workshops in English and participate in the public life of the University,
  • consult with the faculty and students of the University of Public Service,
  • have their travel, accommodation, and daily living expenses covered by the University (in accordance with the EU guidelines),
  • receive an honorarium of net €1,000.

Application criteria:

  • High level of English (C1 level),
  • Internationally recognised teaching, research, or professional activities in one of the fields relevant to the profile of the host institution (see above)
  • a detailed curriculum vitae (including list of publications),
  • a detailed work plan (1.500 - 2.000 characters), with particular attention to public lecture(s) and workshop(s),
  • a cover letter with plans for professional networking and dissemination,
  • contact details of three referees (institution, position held, e-mail address, telephone number).

Deadline for submission of applications: May 15, 2023.

Applicants will be notified of the University’s decision by June 30, 2023.

The guest lectureships will take place between October 9 to 13, 2023, at one of the University campuses (Budapest, Baja, and Szolnok).

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