Mongolia seeks NATO support in defence education
A multinational team of experts from NATO professional military education institutions visited the Defence University of Mongolia from 24 to 29 June to discuss their most critical academic needs. The visit followed a request for support from the Mongolian Ministry of Defence, which would like to initiate a Defence Education Enhancement Programme (DEEP) with NATO.
As a next step, cooperation in the framework of a Defence Education Enhancement Programme will be developed based on the requirements identified by the Mongolian side and NATO during this visit.
Defence Education Enhancement Programmes are tailored programmes through which the Alliance advises partners on how to build, develop and reform educational institutions in the security, defence and military domain. They focus in particular on faculty building and curriculum development, covering areas such as teaching methodology, leadership and operational planning.
Building on cooperation in peace-support operations that has developed since 2005, NATO and Mongolia agreed to further develop relations by launching an Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme in March 2012.