The Estonian Academy of Security Sciences is a state institution, providing professional education for civil servants belonging in the area of government under the Estonian Ministry of the Interior. The Academy was established in 1992 after Estonia regained its independence.
The objective of the EASS is, through internal security related academic education, research and development activities, and also through the training of honest and competent public servants, to create a secure state and conditions for stable development across the state of Estonia and therewith contribute to the security of the entire European Union (EU).
The Academy prepares civil servants in four Colleges under the following specialities:
• police and border guard
• taxation and customs.
Studies are implemented on the levels of vocational training, professional higher education and Master’s studies as in both forms of daily- and distance studies.
EASS as learning, research and development centre
The Academy of the Security Sciences has created excellent opportunities for successful academic work, conducting applied research, professional self-development and cooperation with organizations for its lecturers and students in Estonia and in foreign countries. The EASS publishes research papers and other internal security and public service-related educational resources. Academy offers training courses to civil servants organized by the Centre for Continuing Education.