Expectations for Modernisation of the University of Applied Police Sciences - Erasmus+
Erasmus+-Code: D DRESDEN13
Since the introduction of Bachelor’s study course (first cycle) in 2010, the University of Applied
Police Sciences may be recognised as a Bologna university with achieving a constant and
quality-assuring institutional accreditation. Therefore, we permanently and actively endeavour
to implement all political goals of the agenda and programme. This can be seen in a
compliance of the fundamental ECTS-principle, the transparent usage of convertible and
chargeable credit points as well as in issuing Transcripts of Records and Diploma Supplements
to our students. Learning Agreements are recognised as individual agreements for study goals
and as an integral feature of this strategy.
We constantly work on adapting and improving our module manuals and curricula to current
requirements concerning developments of crime and society for the Saxon Police as
representative of public security and order as a permanent strive for modernisation.
All teaching and administrative employees of the University of Applied Police Sciences do not
accept any kind of discrimination which underlines transparency of our decisions. We promote
a good balance between family and work. The inclusion of all people at our civil society is a
very honourable task which we especially fulfil by promoting social and intercultural
competences and an intellectual reflection of conscious or unconscious prejudices. We are
obliged to apply environmental sustainability (“Green Erasmus”) within planning of mobility
measures (preparation, implementation and follow-up) as well as implementing a web-based
administration software combined with “ERASMUS without Paper”. University of Applied Police
Sciences will communicate their upcoming Erasmus+ activities to a broad audience for
example by publishing them in university’s own scientific paper “Rothenburger Beiträge” as
well as in information networks.
An active participation in the programme is primarily used to improve mobility of academic and
non-academic staff in a qualitative and quantitative way. Furthermore, we aim to massively
extend and strengthen collaborations with universities abroad (programme and partner
countries) as well as other strategic partners like authorities and organisations with security
tasks in Germany and abroad. This measure is based on increasing demands due to economic
globalisation and the appearance of international phenomena like cyber-crime, extremist
terrorism or illegal migration. Our goal is to meet those needs within the programme period by
carrying out cooperation projects with neighbouring and third countries. We also plan to create
a possibility for foreign students to study at our university.
Due to the opening of the borders in Europe and the abolition of border controls it is a lot easier
for criminals to operate within the European area. European police forces have to respond to
this fact and coordinate crime prevention and police actions transnationally. Collaborations
between police universities are essential to reach this goal. Furthermore, the University of
Applied Police Sciences intents to achieve that future executives of the Saxon Police are able
to meet all requirements for European crime prevention. Cooperation also enables police
officers from all European countries to set some consistent standards.
Combined staff mobility measures (“blended mobility”) as real-virtual symbiosis shall also
serve to transfer some basic knowledge of police work in neighbouring countries to our
students within the scope of their studies as well as for professional exchange of police officers.
Furthermore, it is crucial to promote an exchange of criminological research findings by a
respective link to the study course and to aim an improved police prevention. Due to research
and teaching collaborations corporate concepts may be developed for crime prevention to
enhance security for European citizens.