History of the International Officers’ Training and Education
Today, as distances shorten rapidly and communication between cultures is of highest importance, National Defense University (NDU) has also undertaken the mission of "the scientific institution of the Turkish Armed Forces".
From 1935, when the first friendly and allied country officer received his diploma, to date, 3539 international officers and students from 44 different countries have graduated from NDU.
In every academic year, 700 international officers from more than 20 countries are trained in NDU.
Some of our graduates, who received education and training, currently serve as Chiefs of Staff, Force Commanders or Military Attachés in their respective Armed Forces.