EUAFA

EUROPEAN AIR FORCES ACADEMIES

  CZECH REPUBLIK

 

UNIVERSITY OF DEFENCE

The primary mission of the University Of Defence (UOD) is the propagation of literacy, development of thinking and independent scientific research in the issues vital for Czech Republic security or accomplishment of its alliance commitments. uod scope of work is defined with the focuses of education, formation and training of military professionals as required by the army of the Czech Republic (ACR) and research projects in favour of the ministry of defence (MOD) department.

The university consists of three faculties:

  • Faculty of military leadership
  • Faculty of military technology
  • Faculty of military health sciences

A university institute:

  • NBC defence institute

and three centres

  • Centre for security and military strategic studies
  • Language centre
  • Physical training and sports centre

The uod maintains foreign contacts with teaching and military institutions of the world developed countries developing cooperation with mainly the north atlantic alliance member countries military schools. the cooperation concentrates on educational activities, students’ creativity projects, common international exercises, conferences or seminars, etc. the highest priority of research projects belongs to the international cooperation with the scientific and research community of the nato countries emphasizing the scientific support of the alliance forces build-up goals.


 COMMANDER

  RECTOR (COMMANDER)
  Brig. Gen.
  Professor. Eng. PhD.
  Bohuslav PŘIKRYL

  

Bohuslav Přikryl was born on 12 July 1961 in Kromeriz, Czech Republic. He graduated from the Arms Faculty of the Military University of the Ground Forces, Vyskov, in 1984. In the period 1984 – 1987 he served as unit commanding officer.

From 1987, in his teaching career he occupied many positions - assistant lecturer, senior lecturer, team leader, deputy head and head of the Fire Support Control Department. In the period of 1997 till 1998 he studied at the artillery battalion commander course in Germany.

He obtained his PhD in 1994. In 1998, he defended his habilitation thesis being conferred “docent” degree. Bohuslav Přikryl was conferred professor degree in 2004 and based on regular academic elections appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Defence. From 2005 till 2012 he was appointed the vice-rector responsible for its development. Since 2012 he has been appointed University of Defence rector and commandant. In 2016, according to Academic Senate's votes, he was re-appointed for his second period in the rector office.

Brigadier General Bohuslav Přikryl is a renowned expert in artillery automated fire control systems and models and simulations in the same field. He is well experienced in manager work within military university education and Czech Ministry of Defence as well as in cooperation with homeland and international partner institutions.


 Structure

The education and training process at the University of Defence is markedly military orientated. It develops the students in independence, creativity, endurance, devotion and self-discipline. The studied branches of human cognition are explained primarily with respect to military applications. However, the graduates are generally educated at university level ready for wide range of career positions both in military and civilian lives.

As was mentioned above the University consists three faculties and for Air Force specialization and EUAFA cooperation the Faculty of Military Technology is crucial.

Essential facts of Faculty of Military Technology (FMT):

The extensive use of technologies is becoming a typical attribute of modern-day armies in developed countries and the Army of the Czech Republic is far from an exception. The principal presumption of the efficient application of these technologies relates to highly qualified and well trained staff. It complies with the requirements imposed on military professionals, who, as technical and managerial specialists at different command levels, are responsible for proper use and maintenance of military equipment.

The Faculty of Military Technology specializes in vocational training of these experts. It provides university education uniquely conceived as technical and science fields of study oriented at mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, geography, meteorology, chemistry, informatics and related fields.

With regard to its specialization, the FMT represents a genuine centre of scientific and research activities in the field of military technologies, whose results are applicable not only within the Army of the Czech Republic and the defence industry, but also in the civilian sector.

Faculty of Military Technology has 12 Departments:

  • Department of Weapons and Ammunition
  • Department of Combat and Special Vehicles
  • Department of Engineer Technology
  • Department of Air Force
  • Department of Aircraft Technology
  • Department of Communication Technologies, Electronic Warfare and Radiolocation
  • Department of Air Defence
  • Department of Informatics, Cybernetic Security and Robotics
  • Department of Military Geography and Meteorology
  • Department of Mathematics and Physics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering

  Contact

Address

  • Kounicova 65
  • 662 10, Brno
  • Czech Republic
  • Phone numbers, POC, Mail

  • POC. Dr. Vladimír ŠIDLA
  • Tel. (+420) 973 442 554
  • Fax. (+420) 973 442 554
  • Mail: vladimir.sidla@unob.cz

  • Web Page

  • www.unob.cz/en/
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     Commandant’s Conference

    In 1993 the European Air Chiefs Conference (EURAC) was established with the main objective finding new methods of study and co-operation among European Air Forces – within and out of NATO. In this context a considerable importance has been given for a common vision in the ways of education and formation of future officers

    Consequently the European Air Force Academies (EUAFA) Commanders’ Conference has been established as a forum of experts in order to exchange information, co-operate and identify areas of common interest to carry out activities, with the largest possible participation of all the member nations, in the field of officer education and training.

    EUAFA mission is to encourage mutual education through the sharing of information on officer training by promoting academic and military exchanges concerning cadet and instructor training.

    The (EUAFA) Commandants’ Conference comprises of the Commandants of the Air Force Academies of the following European countries:

    AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CZECH REPUBLIK, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, ROMANIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM.

    The members of the conference annually elect a Chairman, who is responsible for the preparation of the meetings and who acts as Point of Contact (POC) for all members.

    The Chairman, who is appointed for one year for the period between two Commandants’ Conferences, is the Commandant (or his representative) of the Academy that is designated to host the conference at the end of his term.

    Experts’ Working Group

    In order to find common elements within the syllabi of the EUAFAs a Working Group was established in 1998. The ultimate goal was to identify portions of the individual training and education programs that might be suitable for common training and/or mutual exchanges

    The EUAFA Working Group is responsible for the following tasks: view the member nations syllabi and focus on common fields within which to provide a basis for future co-operation in training and cadet exchanges; gather, update and disseminate the Databank (available at the website, and updated by the appropriate Working Group member) containing:

    • An overview of educational systems.
    • The structure organisational diagram of each participating country.
    • The educational syllabus of each academy.
    • The pilot education, training and timeframes in each academy.

    In order to achieve a better understanding regarding main areas of training in each country’s officer training syllabus and from which common areas of interest could be found:

    • Discuss and prepare agenda items for the following EUAFA Commandants’ Conference
    • Present the findings of the Working Group Meeting including proposals for future activities to the following EUAFA Commandants’ Conference
     
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