On October 1, 2016, pursuant to the adopted law, the Academy of War Art was established. The university is the heir to the achievements of previous institutions, it still educates officers for the needs of commands, staffs, military and civil institutions related to state defense. Civilian youth is prepared for public tasks, especially in the field of national security and the crisis response system. Akademia Sztuki Wojennej is, first of all, a continuation of the tradition of the Military Application School (1820-1831) and the Higher Military School (1919-1946).
Preserving the heritage of generations, the Akademia Sztuki Wojennej sets new directions for the development of military thought by conducting innovative research, high-quality education and the use of modern knowledge and practice of the art of war, thus responding to the current and future needs of the Armed Forces. In addition, the University contributes to the development and consolidation of the military security of the Republic of Poland, the European Union and NATO through expert activities and research in the discipline of security and defense sciences, as well as shaping patriotic attitudes and respecting national traditions.