Vice-rector of Development and Innovation Marek Link appointed Acting Rector of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences

With the appointment of Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (EASS) Rector Katri Raik as the Minister of the Interior, the Vice-rector of Development and Innovation Marek Link is appointed the Acting Rector of EASS as of 26 November until the election of the new rector.
Having worked at the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences for almost 12 years, Marek Link knows the organisation well. He considers it important to develop the contemporary learning environment at the academy, increase the quality and volume of research and development activities as well as the international exposure and reputation. “In addition to providing high-quality instruction, EASS must develop into a leading centre of excellence in the field of internal security” Link says.
Link thanked the former rector Katri Raik saying that she was always committed to the academy heart and soul. “Within the three years that the former rector led the academy, EASS became an effective and integrated institution focussed on results.”
Marek Link holds a Master’s degree in Educational Studies specialising in educational management. He started his career as a teacher of Craft and Home Economics Technologies and the Director of Uulu Sports and Cultural Centre while also working as a volleyball coach. Link has worked at SKA since 2007. He has participated in countless international projects (Kosovo Twinnig, Target, Driver +) and networks (CEPOL, FRONTEX, OSCE/DCAF) as a project manager, trainer and expert. He led the establishment and development of SKA simulation centre that was awarded the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö award „Innovation of Innovation Grand Prix“ of the Nordic quality competition in 2012. In 2018, he was acknowledged by the City of Tallinn and the Estonian Convention Bureau for a successful and noteworthy organisation of the Security, Research, Innovation and Education Event SRIEE2017.


The Executive Committee meeting of AEPC was held in the Police Educational Complex of RA in November 2018

The Police Educational Complex has become a member since the 7th of May, 2017, and this year it has hosted the representatives of AEPC (Association of European Police Colleges) seven member institutions of Austria, Norway, Germany, France, Romania, Georgia, Ukraine.
Until the Executive Committee meeting would launch on 7th of November, the leadership staff of the Educational Complex visited the Armenian Genocide museum-Institute.
Afterwards, the guests arrived to the Police Educational Complex of RA, they were met officially by the leadership staff, managed by the head of the Educational Complex, Police Major General Mushegh Babayan.

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New member in the AEPC family

This September the AEPC has got a new member. During the Governing Board Meeting in Baku/Azerbaijan, Dnipropetrovsk State University/Ukraine signed the Memorandum of Understanding and became the 55th member.

Welcome in the AEPC family!

Detailed Information about Dnipropetrovsk State University is abailable on our Website „Academy of the Month“.

Biography of Andrii Fomenko, Rector of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs

Born on April 16, 1972 in the town of Rudny, Kustanai Oblast, the Republic of Kazakhstan. Married, one daughter.

In 1994 graduated from Poltava Higher Military Command School of Communications.

From 1994 to 1996 he served in the Armed Forces.

In 2005 he graduated from Lugansk Academy of Internal Affairs. Specialized in “Jurisprudence”.

From 1997 to 2015, he served in the Operational and Technical Units of the internal affairs bodies. Has worked his way from a criminal investigator of operative-technical department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Mykolaiv Oblast to the First Deputy Director of the Department of Operational and Technical Activities of Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Has been serving in the National Police of Ukraine since 2015

In January 2016 he has been appointed to the position of Vice-Rector of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs, since October 2017 – Rector of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs.

For exemplary performance of his call of duty, contribution into national security, by the Decree of Ukraine President, Mr. Andrii Fomenko was awarded Order “For Merit” of 3-rd Class. Also awarded with Ukrainian MIA excellence badges „For Excellent Service“ 1-st and 2-nd Class, «For safety of nation» 1-st and 2-nd Class, «Honorary Badge of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine», «Law and Honor», as well as medals: «For valor» 2-nd Class, «For services in fighting the crime» 2-nd and 3-rd Class.

In 2017, Andrii Fomenko was granted the degree of Candidate of Legal Science.

By Decree of the President of Ukraine on 01.12.2018 No. 404/2018 was awarded the title Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.

His military rank: Police Colonel.