Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies

The Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies provides education and training for civilian and military personnel in key positions. We aim to convey a thorough understanding of Swedish and European security policy and concepts, and of the Swedish crisis management system.

The Role of the Institute

The Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies (IHT) is an integral part of the Swedish Defence University. We provide education and training for civilian and military personnel in key positions. The majority of our students/course participants hold positions in civilian society. Our courses are both national and international.



The Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies aims to convey a thorough understanding of Swedish and European Security Policy and of various components of the Swedish security concept.

Strong leadership in every aspect of crises is a prerequisite for maximum effectiveness in crises and in war. The importance of leadership and cooperation at such times is heavily emphasized in our course programmes.