National Defence University (Finland)

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National Defence University
Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu
Försvarshögskolan
MpKK joukko-osastotunnus.svg
Type Public
Established 1993
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]

  • Department of Leadership and Military Pedagogy
  • Department of Warfare
  • Department of Military Technology

Locations[edit]

Service branch schools[edit]

The following establishments are responsible for the branch- or service-specific education of the students:

  • Air Force Academy, Tikkakoski
  • Army Academy, Lappeenranta
    • Armour School, Hämeenlinna
    • Artillery School, Niinisalo
    • Engineer School, Lappeenranta
    • Infantry School, Lappeenranta
    • Signals School, Riihimäki
  • Naval Academy, Helsinki
  • Border and Coast Guard Academy, Espoo & Imatra (part of Finnish Border Guard)

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

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