Swedish Defence University

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Swedish Defence University
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Former name
Swedish National Defence College
TypeMilitary Academy
RectorRomulo Enmark (2011)
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The Swedish Defence University (Swedish: Försvarshögskolan) is situated on Drottning Kristinas väg 37 in Östermalm, Stockholm City Centre, next to the campus of the Royal Institute of Technology.


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 has existed in its present form since 1997; the University was established as a national university college on January 1, 2008, allowing it to issue academic degrees. Formerly known in English as the Swedish National Defence College, the University adopted its current name on February 1, 2015.[1]


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 through which the officers gain proficiency as platoon-level leaders. Teachers and professors from the Swedish Defence University are often seen in the media as expert commentators on matters of public interest.


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.

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  1. ^ "Swedish Defence University". Försvarshögskolan. Archived from the original on 2015-06-13.

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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