Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik

The Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik, located in Liptovský Mikuláš, is Slovakia's only Military academy. It was originally established in 1945, right after the end of World War II, first as a High School and from 1973 as a university.[4] AOS has about 500 students, including 50 PhD students. The school is organized in 8 departments:

  • Department of Informatics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electronics
  • Department of Logistics
  • Department of Social Sciences and Languages
  • Department of the Physical Education and Sport
  • Department of Security and Defense
  • Department of Military Tactics and Operational Art
Armed Forces Academy of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik
Akadémia ozbrojených síl generála Milana Rastislava Štefánika
Other name
Former names
Military Technical University of Czechoslovak-Soviet Friendship1973-1993
Military Academy 1993-2004
National Academy of Defence of Marshal Andrej Hadik 2004-2008
TypeMilitary academy
Established8 February 1973; 51 years ago (1973-02-08)[1]
Academic affiliations
Erasmus Programme
Budget 24.6 million (2021) [2]
RectorJozef Puttera
Academic staff
92 (2020/21)[3]
Students522 (2020/21) [3]
54 (2020/21) [3]

The academy is named after Milan Rastislav Štefánik, a World War I era Czechoslovak Legion general.

Since 2015, Jozef Puttear, himself an AOS alumnus, has served as the rector of AOS.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ "16/1973 Zb. - Vyhláška Federálneho ministerstva". Slov-lex (in Slovak). Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Annual Budget Report 2021" (PDF). Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Activity report" (PDF). Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  4. ^ "History of AOS". Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  5. ^ Klement, Ivan. "Rektorom Akadémie ozbrojených síl generála M. R. Štefánika sa stal opätovne docent Jozef Puttera". Retrieved 1 September 2022.

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