02/10/2024 - 09:30

On February 7th, the Military Academy hosted the Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary, His Excellency Mr. András Klein, and the Hungarian defence, military, and air attaché, Lieutenant Colonel László Nádash. At the beginning of the discussion, the ambassador emphasized that the purpose of his visit to the Military Academy was the initiative of the renowned National University of Public Service from Budapest to establish cooperation with a high educational institution from the Western Balkans, especially in the field of cybersecurity. In this regard, the Military Academy has been recognized as a leader in the field of cybersecurity in the region, and they expressed interest in jointly organizing activities for training personnel, as well as exchanging students and professors in that field.

In this context, the Dean of the Military Academy, Prof. Dr. Mitko Bogdanoski, gave a brief overview of the activities that the Military Academy implements in the field of cybersecurity and digital skills and that according to the National Cybersecurity Strategy, the Military Academy is building a National Institute for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. The Dean emphasized that the Military Academy, through the European Security and Defense College, has already begun establishing cooperation with the National University of Public Service from Budapest and that joint activities are planned for this year with this higher education institution in the field of cybersecurity, and that this meeting will be of particular importance for establishing a high-quality partnership between the two higher education institutions and fruitful future cooperation.

In conclusion, the ambassador emphasized that Hungary will assume the presidency of the European Union from July, and the security of Europe is expected to be a priority on his country's agenda. The Dean pointed out that there are opportunities, through the use of European funds, through joint participation and cooperation, to build and develop capacities for education and training in the field of cybersecurity in both countries, the region, and beyond.

The visit ended with a joint commitment to promoting partnership in the field of cybersecurity, opening the way for mutual benefit and progress in the field.