Strategy of the Academy

Our Weapon, Our Education  For Our Homeland Lithuania


The Military Academy of Lithuania is an exceptional national institution of higher education, which harmoniously combines university studies and military training, qualitatively prepares and trains fully educated and responsible officer leaders, conducts research, and ensures the implementation of lifelong learning principles in accordance with the needs of the Academy.


The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania is a modern, internationally recognized university for national security, defence, and military studies, which prepares officer leaders, as well as a competence centre, which conducts relevant and attractive university study programmes, high-level research, and provides an effective network of cooperation with social and academic partners.

The Strategy 2018–2024 addresses the ways the MAL will carry out the mission and the following five fundamental strategic development directions causing major changes:
  • Identification, recruitment, admission, training and education of highly-motivated candidates in accordance with the requirements of the MAL and LAF.
  • High-quality student-oriented university and military studies.
  • Scientific researches in the fields of security, defence and warfare according to international standards.
  • Continuous development of lecturers, instructors and other academic personnel’s subject-specific and teaching competences.
  • Increasing organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
Cadets will always remain the centre of gravitation of all the MAL activities based on the academic principles of transparency, openness, rationality, trust and responsibility-based relationships with staff and interested parties. Special attention will be devoted to the professional development of lecturers and related academic staff, attraction of new specialists nationally and internationally and fostering further modern study environment. Qualified and motivated personnel focused on the implementation of the strategy and changes and promoting strong values of the MAL is a core that will allow a successful implementation of the Strategy 2018-2024.