The teaching activity of NDC aims at ensuring a modern multinational and multidisciplinary education and a correct assimilation of the national and international defence.
The main mission of the National Defence College is to create an environment suited for tackling the various aspects of the security landscape by a coprehensive approach of the topics of greatest interest and importance for Romania.
The educational process at the National Defense College is carried out in compliance with the Romanian educational legislation and with the specific regulations of the Ministry of National Defense. Also, the course curriculum is correlated with the specific training taking place in other similar institutions in NATO, EU or in the member states of these organizations. The main fields from which the disciplines and subjects of study at the National Defense College derive are: Strategic and security studies; Security strategies and doctrines; International relations; Public policies and good governance; Strategic leadership and organizational development; Security policies; Geopolitics and geostrategy; Crisis management; Fundamentals of military science; Strategic communication; Non-military dimensions of security.
The National Defense College organizes postgraduate training programs for lifelong professional education in the field of national security and defense, which aim to achieve a better knowledge of the field of international relations and security studies, as follows:
- the high level course: postgraduate program "Security and good governance";
- the main course: postgraduate program "Current issues of national security";
- theintroductory course: postgraduate program "National security policies and strategies".
Admission to the courses organized by the National Defense College is contest-based, within the approved places. The admission contest for the programs "Current issues of national security" and "National security policies and strategies" consists in the preparation and presentation by the candidates of a paper / essay, based on the recommended topics and bibliography. For the "Security and good governance" programe, admission consists of a selection of the applications forms.
Postgraduate programs are organized in the form of full-time education, and attendance is mandatory.
„Security And Good Governance”
This postgraduate program is addressed to military personalities (generals, admirals, quaestors, police quaestors) and civilians (ministers, secretaries of state, deputies, senators, prefects, ambassadors, directors of large companies, leading representatives of civil society).
The general objective of the program is for graduates to apply highly efficient methodologies for analyzing the contemporary social and military phenomena and to frame realistic proposals for the use of security structures in situations of peace, crisis, conflict.
The main objective, expressed in the professional competencies, and the learning outcomes to be acquired by each person are: to propose concrete ways to use the sources and tools of national power in order to accomplish the national interests and to preserve the values and principles of the National Defence Strategy.
Course duration: 4 weeks, the activities take place daily, from Monday to Friday, between 08-14.00.
Number of credits granted: 10
Admission to the program is based on the selection of candidates' application forms, within the approved places.
„Current Issues Of National Security”
The postgraduate program is addressed to officers in positions ranked as colonel / similar, as well as to civilian experts, who hold or will hold senior management positions.
The general objective of the program is for graduates to use national and international security methods of analysis in order to identify security solutions with a positive impact on Romania's development.
The main objectives expressed in the professional competencies and the learning outcomes to be acquired by each graduate are: to use the main types of strategic leadership, taking into account their impact on the international crises management; to use the diplomatic and intelligence resources for the national interest.
Duration of the course: 24 weeks (the activities within the course take place daily, from Monday to Friday, between 08.00 - 14.00).
Number of credits granted: 30.
Admission to the postgraduate program is based on a contest consisting of submitting a paper on a topical issue in the field of "Security developments in areas of interest to Romania".
„National Security Policies And Strategies"
The postgraduate program is mainly addressed to young people, military (officers) and civilians.
The general objective of the program is for graduates to understand the methods of analysis of national security policies and to use them to enunciate proposals for the use of institutions with responsibilities in the field of security and defense, in situations generated by various crises.
Duration of the course: 12 weeks (the activities take place daily, from Monday to Friday, between 08.00-14.00).
Number of credits granted: 15.
The admission to the postgraduate program is based on a contest, upon submitting a paper on a topical issue in the field of "Security developments in areas of interest to Romania".