Military Academy (Portugal)

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Military Academy
Academia Militar
Palace of Bemposta, Lisbon
Motto Dulce et decorum est pro Patria mori
Motto in English It is sweet and honorable to die for the Fatherland
Established 1640 - Artillery and Drawing School
1790 - Royal Academy of Fortification, Artillhery and Drawing
1837 - School of the Army
1959 - Military Academy
Type Military academy
Commander Major-general António José Pacheco Dias Coimbra
Academic staff 123
Students 740
Postgraduates yes, list follows
Location Lisbon and Amadora, District of Lisbon, Portugal
38°43′23″N 9°8′19″W / 38.72306°N 9.13861°W / 38.72306; -9.13861Coordinates: 38°43′23″N 9°8′19″W / 38.72306°N 9.13861°W / 38.72306; -9.13861
Campus Palace of Bemposta
Website Military Academy

The Military Academy (AM; Academia Militar in Portuguese) is a Portuguese military establishment, which has the ability to confer educational qualifications equivalent to an university. It develops activities of teaching, research and support for the communities with the purpose of training and forming officers for the Portuguese Army and the Republican National Guard.

History[edit]

The Military Academy has this designation since 1959, but the first such establishment occurred in 1640 when the Military Higher Education was created.

Campus[edit]

Currently, the Portuguese Military Academy is located in two different barracks, a main one in Lisbon' Bemposta Palace and a detachment in Amadora.

Academics[edit]

Army graduation programs[edit]

National Republican Guard graduation programs[edit]

  • Master in military sciences, Arms for the National Republican Guard (5 years)
  • Master in military sciences, Administration for National Republican Guard (5 years)
  • Master in military engineering, Engineering for National Republican Guard (7 years)
  • Master in military health, Medicine for the National Republican Guard (7 years)
  • Master in military health, Veterinary medicine for the National Republican Guard (7 years)

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