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Polish Naval Academy

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Motto in English  Sea, Fatherland, Duty
Language  Polish/English
Founded  1922
Established  1922
Phone  +48 261 262 514
Polish Naval Academy
Motto  Morze, Ojczyzna, Obowiązek
Rector  Cpt. prof. Tomasz Szubrycht
Location  Gdynia, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland
Address  Inżyniera Jana Śmidowicza 69, 81-001 Gdynia, Poland
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Polish Naval Academy (PNA) of the Heroes of Westerplatte is a naval university supervised by the Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland, with the history, uninterrupted by World War II, dating back to 1922. At present the PNA provides education for officer-cadets, commissioned officers and civilian students at first and second cycles of study (undergraduate and graduate), as well as doctoral studies. It also offers opportunities for professional development at specialized courses and postgraduate programs. In accordance with international agreements the PNA trains officers for naval forces of countries in Europe, North Africa, the Middle and Far East. International exchange significantly contributes to the rise in qualifications of the PNA staff. It also allows the students to attend lectures given by best specialists from leading scientific centers of the world.



The history of the Polish Naval Academy dates back to 1 October, 1922 when Head of Maritime Department Vice admiral Kazimierz Porębski ordered to establish Naval Officers’ School. It was located in Toruń and was composed of one faculty. It is first superintendents was LCDR Adamy Mohuczy. On 19 october, 1922 the name of the school was changed into Navy Cadets’ School. It was expression of respect given to the tradition, of military school of the Congress Poland.

WWII did not stop the training process. As early as on 25 November, 1939 the Navy Cadets' School was reactivated. It was located in the naval base of HMNB Devonport on board the ORP Gdynia, and in 1944 it was moved to Okehampton. On 17 July, 1987 the school was granted the full status of higher education institution.

Structure and scientifical activity

The PNA is a naval university of a settled position in the Polish higher educational system. The mission of the PNA is to create conditions necessary to provide security for the Poland at sea through disseminating knowledge, condtucting research work, educating and developing officer-cadets and civilian students, as well as perfecting professional military, and civilian workers, in the administration and maritime industry. The Academy co-operates with technical and military Polish and European universities, enterprises and international organizations. University authorities:

  • Rector-Commandant - Cpt. prof. Tomasz Szubrycht,
  • Deputy Commandant - Cpt. Mariusz Mięsikowski D.Sc.Eng,
  • Vice- Rector for Education - Cpt. Dariusz Bugajski Ph.D., D.Sc.,
  • Vice- Rector for Science - Cpt. Tomasz Kniaziewicz Ph.D., D.Sc,
  • Chancellor - Bogusław Bąk D.Sc. Eng.
  • The PNA educates the officers of navy and civilian specialists on four faculties:

  • the Faculty of Navigation and Naval Weapons,
  • the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering,
  • the Faculty of Command and Naval Operations, and
  • the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • The major part of the activity of the Polish Naval Academy is conducting the research in the following areas:

  • naval strategy;
  • naval operational art and naval military tactics;
  • international law and international security;
  • law of the sea;
  • maritime navigation and hydrography;
  • navigation automation and integration;
  • modern deep-sea and diving techniques;
  • material engineering and shock resistance of ship structures;
  • automation of shipboard command control systems;
  • anti-submarine weapons;
  • physical fields and echo ranging;
  • electronic warfare and ship antimissile defense;
  • exploitation of ship, weapons and shipboard systems;
  • operational and tactical employment of maritime rescue forces.
  • Civilian studies

    The university offers both undergraduate and 28 post-graduate courses in the Polish and English language. The PNA offers courses which focus on practical skills and competence. The PNA students acquire both, practical and social skills with the aid of a broad range of simulators, training simulators, multimedia rooms, and dedicated training courses developed in collaboration with a career adviser and the Academic Career Office. Some of their offered courses are:

  • Homeland Security,
  • International Relations,
  • Maritime Security,
  • National Security,
  • Hydrography and Navigation,
  • Automatics and Robotics,
  • Mechanical Engineering and Machine Building,
  • Mechatronics,
  • Military Pedagogy,
  • Information Systems in Security,
  • Space and Satellite Technologies (intercollegiate course run in cooperation of Gdańsk University of Technology and Maritime Academy of Gdynia).
  • The PNA provides the opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree (including attendance in doctoral studies) in the field of:

  • Technical sciences (geodesy and cartography),
  • Technical sciences (construction and exploitation of machinery),
  • Social sciences in the area of security science(military science).
  • Military studies and the recruitment process

    Military studies are conducted in five areas of study:

  • Navigation,
  • Informatics,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
  • Mechatronics,
  • Information Systems in Security.
  • Attending professional defense programs students are trained to serve as commissioned officers in the Polish Armed Forces, mostly in the Navy. The recruitment process for military studies is in the form of competition. In addition to the results obtained on the end-of high school examinations, physical fitness test results as well as interviews are taken into account.


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