The combination of (maritime) military education, university-level education and personal development makes the education given at the Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) unique in the Netherlands. Officers’ training has been given at the NLDA for more than 180 years, a tradition that has borne a wealth of experience. The NLDA is located in Breda, Den Helder and The Hague.
Education and research
The NLDA provides military education at academic level. The courses given at the NLDA bear comparison with courses given at civilian universities. In addition, the NLDA is the only military-scientific knowledge and research institute in the Netherlands. The NLDA’s scientific research is mainly Defence-oriented, with scores of scientific experts in the area of Defence contributing to improvements in military operations. The Netherlands Institute of Military History, as part of the NLDA, mainly focuses on historical scientific research.
The NLDA provides a wide range of courses. The level of pre-education determines which personnel are granted entry to training courses. The courses given at the NLDA are as follows:
– Military Strategic Studies master’s degree (English)
– Military-scientific training courses
– Short Officer training courses
– Specialist training courses
– Career training courses
– Post-academic training course for Military Legal Service in the armed forces
Faculty of Military Sciences
The Netherlands Defence Academy (NLDA) is the Netherlands Defence organisation’s military-scientific knowledge and research institute. Scientific education cannot exist without independent, scientific research. The Faculty of Military Sciences of the NLDA conducts research in various fields.
Specialised in military subjects
The Faculty of Military Sciences is specialised in military subjects such as strategy, operations, defence economics, leadership and ethics. The faculty also focuses on civil-military cooperation and logistic and technical issues in the military field. The faculty works in close collaboration with civilian universities and knowledge institutes, such as the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research.