The General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces in Wrocław (MALF) is the inheritor of the traditions of Polish Army and the universal values of national education. Its intellectual heritage derives from the tradition of military education of the period of the First Republic, when the Knights‘ School was created in 1765.
The origins of the General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military Academy of Land Forces (MALF) date back to the period of the First Republic of Poland, during which, in 1765, the Knights' School was founded in Warsaw. The Knights' School provided education to as many as 600 officers, including some later renowned leaders and heroes of the Polish nation: Jakub Jasiński, Józef Sowiński and Tadeusz Kościuszko. In the Duchy of Warsaw, the mission of educating officers for the Polish Armed Forces was carried out by the Corps of Cadets, and in the Kingdom of Poland by the School of Infantry Cadets.
Wroclaw’s military academy has been writing a new chapter in its history since 1 October 2002. On that day, by Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 18 December 2001, the Land Forces Military Academy headquartered in Wrocław (today's MALF) was established by incorporating the military colleges from Wrocław, Poznań and Toruń. In August 2003 MALF was named after General Tadeusz Kościuszko.
The Academy is located in Wroclaw in
South-Western part of Poland.
Czajkowskiego Street 109
3. Mission statement:
The essence of our academic mission was, and continues to be, to educate the competent officers of the Polish Army as well as wise and responsible citizens of our homeland. Ensuring high-quality of education and awareness of the responsibility for the standards and effects of educational services, remains the most important role of all employees of our Academy and our duty to future generations. As an academic community, we recognize the following fundamental values: patriotism and humanism, respect and the search for truth, human solidarity, ethics in education and research, and traditions of the military education.
Our goal is to provide students with necessary knowledge, but also the development of creative skills and responsible attitudes. Education obtained in our Academy should help graduates to understand the relation of science and technology with social and civilization development.
4. Sequences of officers’ education:
There are three paths for becoming an officer in the Land Forces of the Polish Armed Forces:
- 5-year-study at the Military Academy for secondary school (highschool) graduates (two-level-studies according to Bologna Process);
- Officer Candidate School (four programs) for university graduates (Master’s Degree holder);
- Officer’s Course for Reserves for candidates from Polish National Reserve Force (Master’s Degree holders).
In order to be promoted to the next officer’s ranks, there are Professional Military Education courses for officers (up to Captain’s rank), which are also conducted by our Academy.
5. Place in the military structure:
The place of our Academy in the structures of the Ministry of National Defence as well as in the national system of higher education determines the specificity of the Military Academy of Land Forces and its importance in the scope of preparing graduates for the civilian and military service for the Republic of Poland.
6. Strategic objectives:
- obtaining accreditation for PhD studies
- extending education offer for civilian students
- broadening international cooperation in the fields of cadets’ education, science, teachers’ mobility, and students’ exchange
- implementing innovative technologies in the Academy’s education and training process