Swedish Defence University
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|Swedish National Defence College|
|Rector||Romulo Enmark (2011)|
|Location||Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden|
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Today's Swedish Defence University marks the latest development in a long line of military education tradition. The Higher Artillery College in Marieberg was established in Stockholm in the 19th century. The Swedish Defence University's has existed in its present form since 1997. The University was established as a national university college on January 1, 2008. Since that time, the College has the right to issue academic degrees. Formerly known in English as the Swedish National Defence College, the University adopted its present name as of 1 February 2015.
The University trains and educates domestic and international military and civilian personnel. The University offers 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 Defence University are often seen in the media as expert commentators on matters of public interest. The officer's aim is to gain proficiency as platoon-level leaders.
The University is a founding member of the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS) and hosted the ISMS annual conference in 2010. The University 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 University is a member of the International Association for Military Pedagogy, whose members include military and civilian professionals from military institutions of advanced learning.
- The Swedish Armed Forces official website
- Swedish National Defence College
- International Society of Military Sciences