War Studies Academy

The War Studies University (Polish: Akademia Sztuki Wojennej; ASzWoj[1]) is the highest military academic institution in Poland. It was formed by Ministry of National Defence in 2016 in place of the former National Defence University Academy (Akademia Obrony Narodowej, AON) established in 1990. Minister of National Defence Wojciech Fałkowski explained that the reorganization of the academy was inspired by the need to improve the proportion of military students in the university's overall profile.[2]

War Studies University
Akademia Sztuki Wojennej
ASW.png
TypeMilitary university
Established15 March 1765
by Stanisław August Poniatowski
CommandantRyszard Parafianowicz
Academic staff
600
Students7,500
Location,
Poland
AffiliationsISMS
Websitewww.akademia.mil.pl

ASzWoj and its forerunners including Wyższa Szkoła Wojenna Academy of 1919, have influenced other institutions through its age and distinctive mission. ASzWoj traces its roots to 1765 when King Stanisław August Poniatowski established the Corps of Cadets, the first state school in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Corps of Cadets was succeeded by the Higher War School (1919-1946) and then by the National Defence University (1991-2016).

ASzWoj grants bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees. It also offers a comprehensive higher doctorate (habilitation) program. ASzWoj is funded by the Ministry of National Defence, and cooperates with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statut Akademii Sztuki Wojennej" (PDF). p. 5. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ PolskieRadio.pl Wiadomości (24 March 2016). "Akademia Sztuki Wojennej. Projekt MON zmienia wojskową uczelnię". Zamiast Akademii Obrony Narodowej od 1 października ma zacząć działać Akademia Sztuki Wojennej – zakłada opracowany przez MON projekt ustawy. Polskie Radio. Nową Akademię tworzy się z Akademii Obrony Narodowej, z dniem utworzenia nowej uczelni znosi się AON.

External linksEdit