International Strategy (EU and Non-EU) of the University of Applied Police Sciences - Erasmus+
Erasmus+-Code: D DRESDEN13
Institutional politics of the University of Applied Police Sciences are founded on mobility and
international cooperation and are formalised in § 2 subsection 7 of the Law of University of Applied
Police Sciences of 24 May 1994 (updated version of 11 May 2019).
Since its foundation in 1994, the University of Applied Police Sciences has been continuously
working on improving its subject-oriented strategy of internationalisation. The core of this strategy
is based on a police-scientific, subjective and interactional orientation as well as a practically
embedded and reflexive research methodology of the complete range of teaching and research.
For several years, the University of Applied Police Sciences has launched activities on the sector
of international relations to program and partner countries, especially with our scientific partner
universities in Eastern Europe which are located for example in the Republic of Poland or the Czech
Republic. University of Applied Police Sciences is continuously extending and crucial for the
preparation of negotiations for exchange and cooperation agreements with selected partner
universities. This is also related to negotiations with partner universities outside of the European
Union.
Selection of partners: For international research activities, our lecturers are part of respective
networks and committees. These networking activities are fundamental to select suitable partners
for establishing a successful subject-oriented collaboration. Following criteria are crucial for
appropriate selection decisions: The research profile of the scientific partner university as well as
a common goal to extend teaching contents corresponding to agreed research focuses. Mobility
measures of lecturers also help to secure teaching quality and achieve a valuable scientific
enrichment for our students. Common intersections also enable possibilities to realise
collaborations for scientific projects.
We are interested in increasing quality of research and education by an international exchange
with police-scientific partner institutions within the European Union and other world regions. It
cannot be denied that European partner universities and project-based cooperation are of primary
importance for international collaborations.
Corresponding to key action 1 (KA1), quality of research and education shall be supported by
mobility measures of students and staff which are enabled by this programme. Foreign exchange
students also get a chance to take part in scientific educational processes at the University of
Applied Police Sciences. Our mobility measures are based on the principles of inclusion,
transparency and anti-discrimination as well as sustainability (“Green Erasmus”). It is planned to
implement an increased application of IT solutions for mobility administration. University of Applied
Police Sciences furthermore plans to integrate future-oriented and innovative mobility models like
“blended mobility” into their scientific teaching and educational canon.
Based on good former experiences, this form of cooperation shall be more intensified in the sectors
of linguistics, criminal sciences and jurisprudence – for example due to cooperation with the
Sweden, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and the Republic of Poland.
The planned mutual implementation of sustainable and innovative educational collaborations within
the scope of key action 2 (KA 2) aim to develop global and universal solution approaches with our
international partners to cope with new social challenges and tasks for Saxon Police Force. In this
case, we also strive to extend our activities qualitatively and quantitatively.