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Partners and Erasmus


International strategy

International cooperation is one of the pillars of the mission statement of the Royal Military Academy.

The mobility of the students is encouraged in order to familiarise them with working within a multinational framework and to prepare them for their officer career in which they will hold positions in multinational units, international organisms and staffs.

Promoting international openness with the teaching staff can provide them with a broader academic and pedagogical insight.

With regard to scientific research the academy opts for an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, it chooses resolutely for research in specialised niches which belong to broader scientific research projects in cooperation with different university institutions.

This strategy of internationalisation contributes to the renown of our institution at home and abroad.

The will to cooperate internationally is concretised in :

 the exchange of students, researchers and lecturers both within and outside the Erasmus partnership,

 providing academic and organisational support to foreign institutions with which the Academy cooperates,

 the active participation in the “European Initiative for the Exchange of Young Officers, inspired by Erasmus”,

 exploring the possibility of an advanced cooperation and integration of European military academies within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

Criteria for partnership

The Academy highly values international cooperation with military academies or civilian institutions specialised in domains closely related to its academic programme.

Positive experiences, based on feedback given by graduate students, teachers and staff, often lead to further cooperation where possible. The opportunity for interdisciplinary cooperation is also a decisive factor in the choice between potential partners.

Lastly, the School attaches importance to the principle of reciprocity, although this is not seen as a  conditio sine qua non.

Geographical zone of interest

The Erasmus programme has opened doors for interesting cooperation with the new EU members, because their military institutions often organize their higher education according to the Three-cycle system.

For the military education of its students, the School cooperates with EU and NATO member states.

With countries of the Central and North African region, the Royal Military Academy has equally privileged relationships within the framework of the Belgian foreign policy.

Objectives and target groups

Joint degrees

It is our goal to create international openness within the European Higher Education Area on an academic level and within the EU, Nato and the United Nations on a professional level.

Mobility contributes to the improvement of the cultural and social skills of our students, within the framework of “cultural awareness” and puts the teaching staff into contact with other teaching cultures.

Mobility is a way to develop quality education and research, and promotes the renown of our institution at home and abroad.

The master students, professors, teachers and researchers are the most important target groups within the mobility plan.

The School contributes to joint degrees of the Third Cycle. Every PhD is jointly organized with another Belgian or foreign university.

In the other cycles various courses, for example in the domain of maritime and aviation sciences, are organised in cooperation with other university institutions.

Erasmus charter RMA (2014-2020)