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Carol I National Defence University

Carol I National Defence University
Universitatea Națională de Apărare „Carol I”
Former names
War Superior School (1889-1948)
Military Academy (1948-1991)
High Military Studies Academy (1991-2003)
Motto Labor improbus omnia vincit (Latin: "Hard work overcomes everything")[1]
Established 1889
Type Military Academy
Rector Lt. Gen. Teodor Frunzeti
Academic staff
Students 1,897 (2012-2013)[2]
Undergraduates -
Postgraduates 834
Other students
Location Bucharest,, Romania
Campus Urban
Affiliations IAMP
Website .ro.unapwww
Statue facing entrance. Inscription reads: "Glory to the Romanian troops, inheritors of ancient heroic traditions, undaunted fighters against fascism for the fatherland's liberty and independence".

The Carol I National Defence University (Romanian: Universitatea Naţională de Apărare "Carol I" (UNAp)) is an institution of higher education, located in Bucharest, Romania. It was established in 1889 under the Higher War School name. In 2005, it was named in honor of the Romanian King Carol I.[1]

Carol I National Defence University seeks to train military and civilian experts in security and national defence. It undertakes scientific studies related to these matters when requested by relevant state authorities. It is a member of the International Association for Military Pedagogy (IAMP), whose members include military and civilian professionals from military institutions of advanced learning.


  1. ^ a b About National Defence University
  2. ^ 2013 Activity report of the UNAp (Romanian)

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