Swedish National Defence College - Försvarshögskolan
English language section of Swedish National Defence College
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
Founded in Stockholm in 1997, the history of the Swedish National Defence College can be traced back to the 19th century, with the establishment of the Artillery College at Marieberg in Stockholm. The college is the latest in the evolution of military education in the country and offers courses, which are up to date at both a national and international level.
The Swedish National Defence College is the only educational institution of its kind in the country. The majority of the college's teachers are regarded as experts in their chosen fields. The college trains both military and civilian personnel, on aspects of security, both as study courses and at a research level. The three main departments at the college are leadership & management, security & strategic studies and war sciences. The college is also home to the Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies.
While the majority of the courses at the Swedish National Defence College are taught in Swedish, there are a number of international courses, which are taught in English. The college is also responsible for training junior officers in the Armed Forces Officers Program and Senior Officers in the Swedish Armed Forces. The college also collaborates with a number of different organizations, including government authorities, corporations as well as other universities and colleges. While the focus is mainly on military training, a large number of courses are open to civilians as well.