University of Defence
In accordance with the University Act the University of Defence is a university-type school. It was built as of 1 September 2004 to continue utilising the pedagogical and physical potential of the three former military colleges – Brno Military Academy, Military University of the Ground Forces (Vyskov) and Purkyne Military Academy (Hradec Kralove).
The University of Defence provides for accredited education in bachelor, master and doctoral degree programmes on military, military manager, economic, technical or medical majors. The follow-on training at the UoD is organised in life education programmes in the forms of career purpose and special courses of post-gradual nature. The University of Defence takes an irreplaceable position in the Czech university-level education system as its graduates education is comparable to that of civilian colleges graduates in the Czech Republic.
The University is responsible for education of military professionals and other experts engaged in national security and defence based on the requests of the Army of the Czech Republic, government administration and treaty commitments for other democratic countries. Education is based on the latest knowledge on militarism, research and development in both national and international scales and internal research to provide for wide and general graduate profiles for their better assertion and career promotion under variable conditions of military environment. The versatile education enables the University graduates a better position also in civilian life.
The UoD academic staff have involved in defence research projects, technical science development projects, research projects and special research projects of colleges and universities. They have involved in the projects of the national and international grant agencies, NATO research institutions mainly on research and development programmes under process. The full- and associated professors work also for other international institutions responsible for research, standardisation acts, etc. Students, primarily of doctoral but master degree programs as well, have widely involved in research and development too.
Faculty of Military Technology
The Faculty’s primary mission is propagation of learning and support of free thought and independent research in military technology and relative branches vital for the Czech Republic defence and accomplishment of its alliance commitments. The FMT concentrates on teaching, leading and training of military professionals in engineering majors in favour of the Czech Military Forces as requested by the Ministry of Defence. The FMT may and does teach also civilian students as needed by the government administration or defence industry. The foreign students are trained on contract basis made by the responsible government institutions.
With the teaching, scientific research, development and other creative activities the FMT staff continue in the long tradition while reflecting the evolution trends. It comprises especially the mechanical, electrical, civil, geodetics, cartographic and informatics engineering applied to military environment and marginal or interdisciplinary areas. The FMT’s essential mission is teaching carried out in accredited degree programmes and life-long education programmes.
Department of Communication and Information Systems
Department is focused in the areas of Communication and Information Technologies with emphasis on their applications in military environment. From this perspective, following directions are observed and researched: military telecommunications and radio communications and their management, computer hardware and software, computer networks and security of communication and information systems. In telecommunications, the main attention is focused on military transfer and connecting links technology, and military link security issues. In the field of radio-communications, the focus is on military radio systems. In the field of computer technology, emphasis is placed on personal computer HW architecture, application development, programming languages and technologies, database systems, technology for information systems development, operating systems, local and global computer networks technology, network and operating systems security issues, web technologies and XML language. CIS Department was to initiates and implementate the Military Universities system.