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Estonian Military Academy

The Estonian Military Academy is an institution of applied higher education for national defence in South Estonia.

The university, located in Tartu, South Estonia aims to support science-based capacity building, the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) rely on methodical research and development activities aimed at identifying and eliminating military capability gaps.

There are two main objectives for the research and development activities undertaken by the EDF: first, ensuring that the EDF’s capability development is supported by scientific research; second, developing military science competence in collaboration with universities and other partners as well as through integrating postgraduate studies with research and development activities.

Within the EMA’s organisational structure, the development of military science and research is the responsibility of the Department of Applied Research, which is tasked with fostering collaboration between civilian and military scientists in order to ensure the EDF’s continued capacity building and sustainability.

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