Swedish National Defence College

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Swedish National Defence College
Försvarshögskolan vapen.svg
Type undergraduate university; Military Academy
Rector Romulo Enmark 2011-
Students future officers Swedish Armed Forces; civilians; foreign military
Location Östermalm, Stockholm City Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
Campus Urban
Affiliations ISMS; IAMP
Website www.fhs.se/en/

The Swedish National Defence College (Swedish: Försvarshögskolan) is situated on Drottning Kristinas väg 37 in Östermalm, Stockholm City Centre, by the campus of the Royal Institute of Technology.


Today's Swedish National Defence College marks the latest development in a long line of military educational tradition. The Higher Artillery College in Marieberg was established in Stockholm in the 19th century. The Swedish National Defence College roots has existed in its present form since 1997. The College was established as a national university college on January 1, 2008. Since that time, the College has the right to issue academic degrees.


The College trains and educates domestic and international military and civilian personnel. The College offers university-level training for career and reserve officers of the Swedish Armed Forces. Graduates contribute, both nationally and internationally to the management of crisis situations and security issues. Successful candidates are awarded a bachelor's degree in Military Science. The course is conducted over 6 semesters. On successful completion of all modules 180 credits are awarded.

The officers' programme is a three-year undergraduate degree course. Teachers and professors from the Swedish National Defence College are often seen in the media as expert commentators on matters of public interest. The officer`s aim is to gain proficiency as commanders at platoon level.


The College is a founding member of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) and hosted the ISMS annual conference in 2010. The College contributes towards national and international security through research and development. Research is carried out Military Arts and Sciences and subsequently disseminated both nationally and internationally. The College is a member of the International Association for Military Pedagogy, whose members include military and civilian professionals from military institutions of advanced learning.


The College publishes books and journals,

  • Militärhistorisk Tidskrift 2008, published by Försvarshögskolan (Swedish National Defence College), Sweden, 2008 [ISSN 0283-8400]. Articles available in English and Swedish.

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Swedish National Defence College military building

The library at the Swedish National Defence College is named The Anna Lindh Library.


  • 1997-1998: Claes Tornberg
  • 1998-2002: Karlis Neretnieks
  • 2002-2008: Henrik Landerholm
  • 2008-2010: Mats Ericson
  • 2011-: Romulo Enmark


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Coordinates: 59°20′56.5″N 18°4′9.5″E / 59.349028°N 18.069306°E / 59.349028; 18.069306