The National Military College „Mihai Viteazul”-
ambassador of the military educational system in Europe
a period of 98 years of existence, there have been more than 6000
graduates who studied in the military college under the motto
„Non scolae sed vitae discimus”. Nowadays, the implementation of
this well-known Latin motto implies preparing our students in the
European context, developing the abilities necessary for the
The European dimension has been implemented in our college since 2002, when
the first Socrates partnership took place. During 2002-2013, there were two
Socrates-Comenius partnerships, which led to the college being acknowledged
both at European and national level.
During 2013-2016 the National Military College „Mihai Viteazul”
from Alba Iulia was involved in two Comenius projects and an Erasmus+ one.
The partnership in French entitled: „Trois langues, deux cultures, une même
between Romania and an Italian educational institution offered both the
students and the teachers the opportunity to compare the culture, the
language and the history of the two nations with common roots. Likewise, it
gave them the chance to improve linguistic competences and to enrich their
culture. Within the project meetings there were involved 21 students and 4
teachers from each partner institution.
The partnership in English entitled: „Mens sana in corpore sano: Let’s
find the balance” took place between 2013-2015, along with high schools
from Sweden, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. The project aim
was to make the young generation become aware of the importance of having a
healthy lifestyle. The students were encouraged to develop their team work
skills and to actively get involved in the problems of the community. During
the seven project meetings, in which 28 students and 17 teachers
participated, there were workshops, documentary visits, debates and practical
activities, all of which contributed to an experience exchange beneficial
both for the participants and the schools involved.
The military staff and teachers’ constant preoccupation with their
professional development WAS materialized in the Erasmus+ project
entitled “The implementation of the European quality in the school
through tradition and innovation”. In this project 21 teachers and
military staff benefited from courses in European university centres from
Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, and Spain,
the following areas: adapting the curriculum to the particularities of the
profile using new technologies in the educational process, language teaching,
classroom management and educational activities, socio-professional
counselling and guidance, European projects and school-family relationships.
The teachers and the military staff had the opportunity to enhance their
professional development in an European Dimension environment, participating
at courses organised by CREF, Euneos, Dorea Educational Institut and English
Due to this, the college was granted the title of: „European School” three
times, in 2006, 2012 and 2015.
Aware of the fact that our mission is to form leaders-to-be, we pay close
attention to our students’ multi-purpose development. The scientific
activity and the basic military training are completed with numerous sport
and artistic activities, which contribute to shaping the personality of the
military-to-be. In our college, there are fifteen sport teams, a folk dance
group, a theatre club, a medieval and modern dance group, a vocal group, a
literature club, an ecotourism club and a debate group, within which our
students prove their abilities and discover new opportunities for their
Having high results is a tradition in our school. The students’ close
selection and thorough preparation give them the opportunity to obtain among
the best results in scientific contests, as well as sport and artistic
competitions. More than 100 students benefitted from participating in
Socrates-Comenius projects, thus succeeding in promoting the values of the
Romanian military educational system at a European level.
We closely follow our graduates’ professional development. More than 92% are
admitted to the military academies and many of them benefit from the Erasmus
programme, thus studying in European universities. One can say that the
experience gained in the Socrates – Comenius partnerships has been enriched
through the Erasmus programme.
The National Military College “Mihai Viteazul” has undertaken with
responsibility the mission that it has within the Romanian Army, preparing
the leaders-to-be in the context of the European educational system, as well
as guiding them in the complex process of forming their professional
competences, necessary in the context of a society based on knowledge.