Royal Military Academy (Belgium)
The Royal Military Academy (RMA) is the military university
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 of Belgium
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. The school is responsible for the education of the officers of the four components of the Belgian defence (Army, Air Force, Navy, Medical). The school is located in Brussels
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 in a building construct by the architects Henri Maquet
Henri Maquet
Henri Maquet was a Belgian architect, best known for his work for King Leopold II of Belgium.Born in Brussels, Maquet trained in Liege, at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, then worked in the office of Hendrik Beyaert...

 and Henri Van Dievoet
Henri Van Dievoet
Henri van Dievoet was a Belgian architect.-Biography:Van Dievoet belonged to an old family of Brussels descended from the Sweerts family, one of the Seven noble houses of Brussels, which had already shone in the fine arts of the time of Louis XIV...

. The courses are given in French
French language
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, Dutch
Dutch language
Dutch is a West Germanic language and the native language of the majority of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname, the three member states of the Dutch Language Union. Most speakers live in the European Union, where it is a first language for about 23 million and a second...

 and English
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There are two faculties
Faculty (university)
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  • The Polytechnics faculty: Master of science
    Master of Science
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     in engineering
  • The Social and Military Sciences faculty: Master in Social and Military Sciences

There is also the special division and the Royal Higher Institute of Defence, which are part of the RMA.

Notable faculty

  • Jean Stas
    Jean Stas
    Jean Servais Stas was a Belgian analytical chemist.- Life and work :Stas was born in Leuven and trained initially as a physician. He later switched to chemistry and worked at the École Polytechnique in Paris under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Dumas...

     (1813-1891), chemistry
  • Frank De Winne
    Frank De Winne
    Frank, Viscount De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He is Belgium's second person in space . He was the first ESA astronaut to command a space mission when he served as commander of ISS Expedition 21.-Education:De Winne graduated in 1979 from the Royal School of Cadets...

    , Engineer
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    , fighter pilot
    Fighter pilot
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    , test pilot
    Test pilot
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    , ESA
    European Space Agency
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    An astronaut or cosmonaut is a person trained by a human spaceflight program to command, pilot, or serve as a crew member of a spacecraft....



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