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- Established: 1936 Paris
The Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (English: Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence) is a French public institution for expertise and sensitization towards defence matters, founded in 1936.
- Established: 1911 Paris
Centre for Advanced Military Studies (CHEM) (French: Centre des hautes études militaire) was founded in Paris.
- Established: 1802 Coëtquidan
The ã‰cole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM, literally the "Special Military School of Saint-Cyr") is the foremost French military academy. It is often referred to as Saint-Cyr.