On 14 and 15 June 2018, the Military University of Land Forces had as guests representatives of universities from abroad: the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa), led by the Dean of the Faculty of Military Sciences Prof. Sam Tshehl, and the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (Canada), represented by the Director of the International Centre of Military Research Prof. Ian Parenteau.

The main purpose of the visit was to discuss joint educational, scientific, and training ventures initiated by our partner University of North Georgia in Dahlonega (USA).

The delegations were welcomed, on behalf of Rector Commandant, Vice Rector for Science Adam Januszko, D.Sc. Eng., who expressed his great satisfaction at growing cooperation with the foreign partners. Afterwards, the guests were acquainted with information concerning the University – its strategy, development plans for the nearest future, and ongoing tasks. In addition, the delegations were introduced to the main areas of the University’s educational activity and its package for foreign partners. Representatives of both Universities shared information concerning their institutions, which was a great opportunity to indicate areas of possible mutual cooperation and discuss the form of the future agreement.

The guests also learnt about the areas of military education and training conducted by the Command Institute at the AWL and its primary tasks. The manager of the Careers and Erasmus Office said a few words about the specifics of the Erasmus+ programme, placing special emphasis on the possible areas of future cooperation in this respect.

The speech made by the Commanding Officer of the 1st Training Battalion aroused a lot of interest; he described the specificity of the university’s subunits, including everyday lives of officer cadets and students.

During the visit, the educational and training facilities of the AWL were presented as well. The visiting delegations were acquainted with the PACAST innovative system of tactical simulation, VBS3 (VirtualBattleSpace3), the ŚNIEŻNIK educational and training system, and the “Aster” tactical motorised platoon simulator.

Text by: Maj. Marcin Jasnowski

Photos by: Warrant Officer Class 1 Marek Kańtoch

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