University of South Wales

International Centre for Policing and Security

The International Centre for Policing and Security (ICPS) at the University of South Wales (USW) is an Research Centre of Excellence and a policy/practitioner think tank that focuses on Policing and Security in a European and international setting. Vision and Values: “To provide our customers with excellent quality, ethical research grounded in the practical world of policing and security, which informs, educates and assists in the delivery of services.”

While promoting Europe in general, the ICPS specifically explores EU institutions and agencies, policies and law within the context of policing and security, including a focus on the EU in policing and security. Academic work at the ICPS is organised in different clusters: Neighbourhood Policing; Crime and Criminal Investigation; Forensics; International Policing; European Policing & EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice; Migration, borders and justice; Counter-Terrorism; Intelligence. Prof Christian Kaunert currently holds a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Counter-Terrorism, and, together with Dr Joana de Deus Pereira, a Marie Curie Fellowship. The ICPS constitutes the focal point for teaching European policing and security at the USW. It coordinates the renowned BSc Police Science, the BSc International Security and Risk Management, and operates a new Masters in International Security and Risk Management. The ICPS also co-organises an annual Summer School on Policing. It is also a member of the TACEUSS network American and European universities involved European Union Simulation. Prof Christian Kaunert is currently the European Director of TACEUSS. The ICPS also provides many academic services. The ICPS also provides many academic services. It regularly organises events such as the Annual Lecture Series, the Policy Forum and other conferences and workshops for academia, practitioners and the public. Furthermore, the ICPS publishes a book series and academic journals. The Centre fosters academic cooperation with a broad range of academic institutions throughout Europe and the wider world. Privileged partners include the National Police University in Muenster, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany, the Fachhochschule in Muenster, which trains police officers in that region, and police students from the National Police Academy in the Netherlands. Outside Europe, cooperation partners also include Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia. Our list of new partners also includes Dublin City University, Ireland; the University of Augsburg, Germany; the Egmont Institute in Brussels, Belgium; University of Deusto, Spain; Prague Metropolitan University, Czech Republic; the University of Iasi, Romania, as well as IDC Herzliya, Israel and the University of Haifa, Israel. It pursues its mission both on its own initiative and through opportunities offered by funding from third parties. It has executed research projects and organised academic events for, among others, the European Institutions and Agencies, government departments and police services in the UK and Wales, science foundations and various governmental and non-governmental, national and international organisations as well as companies.

A modern, ambitious university, the University of South Wales makes a real difference to the lives of students, staff and the communities which surround us. With campuses in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd and Dubai, the University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers. Our industry connections and emphasis on equipping students with real world experiences make our graduates among the most employable in the UK, with 95%* of our students in employment or further study within six months of graduating. And throughout everything we do, we strive to stay true to our core values of being Professional, Responsive, Inspiring and Creative.