National Defence University (Finland)

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National Defence University
Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu
Försvarshögskolan
MpKK joukko-osastotunnus.svg
Established 1993
Type Public
Rector Flotilla admiral
Veijo Taipalus
Location Helsinki, Finland
Affiliations ISMS; IAMP
Website http://www.mpkk.fi/

The Finnish National Defence University (Finnish: Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu, MPKK, Swedish: Försvarshögskolan) is the Finnish Defence Forces' university located in Helsinki. The university trains officers for the Defence Forces and the Finnish Border Guard. The main campus is located in Santahamina, Helsinki with additional sites in Kruununhaka, Sörnäinen and in Tuusula.

Prior to 2007, the school referred itself in English to as the National Defence College.

Degrees[edit]

It is possible to get the following degrees in the National Defence University:

  • Bachelor of military science
  • Master of military science
  • Senior staff officer's degree
  • General staff officer's degree
  • Doctor of military science

Departments[edit]

  • Behavioural Sciences
  • Leadership and Military Pedagogy
  • Military History
  • Military Technology
  • Strategic and Defence Studies
  • Tactics and Operations Art

Locations[edit]

Service branch schools[edit]

  • Air Force Academy, Tikkakoski
  • Army Academy, Lappeenranta
  • Naval Academy, Helsinki
  • Armour School, Hämeenlinna
  • Artillery School, Niinisalo
  • Border and Coast Guard School, Espoo & Imatra
  • Engineer School, Keuruu
  • Logistics School, Lahti
  • Signal School, Riihimäki
  • Training Air Wing, Kauhava

Besides these, the National Defence University has the Military Museum of Finland, National Defence Cources departments and the National Defence University Library.

Rectors[edit]

  • Antero Karvinen 1.1.1993 - 1.2.1994
  • Esko Illi 1.2.1994 - 31.12.1996
  • Seppo Tanskanen 1.1.1997 - 28.2.2001
  • Aarno Vehviläinen 1.3.2001 - 31.8.2004
  • Pertti Salminen 1.9.2004 - 31.5.2009
  • Vesa Tynkkynen 1.6.2009 - 11.1.2013
  • Veijo Taipalus 12.1.2013 -

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 60°9′13″N 25°3′17″E / 60.15361°N 25.05472°E / 60.15361; 25.05472