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  • Military strategy to fight cancer

    Can military strategy be used as inspiration for cancer research? Yes, it can, at least according to David Gisselsson Nord, a pathologist and cancer researcher at Lund University in Sweden, and Robert Egnell, a professor and strategist at the Swedish Defence University in Stockholm, who recently published an article in the research journal Trends in Cancer.

    31 January 2017

  • Assessing EU’s Crisis Response Capacity

    For the first time, the EU's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) and 22 countries participating in the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) will join forces with other European and UN institutions to assess their joint crisis response capabilities at the national, European and international level.

    21 October 2016

  • Better situational awareness from public's use of ATHENA app

    The ATHENA consortium's aim is to utilize media communications and develop software tools to enhance the ability of citizens and first responders in crisis situations. CRISMART has contributed with its expertise in crisis mangement in order to improve the system. The project has received funding from the European Commission. Launched in December 2013, the three year research project is nearing completion.

    4 October 2016

  • The long and windy road to publishing an academic article

    In January 2014, PhD student Helena Hermansson began the time-consuming task of writing a scientific article. Now, after two and a half years, her work has been published in the prestigious journal Public Administration. How does one find the time and energy to ensure this painstaking process? Helena's advice is to find a topic you are passionate about and remain utterly determined!

    17 August 2016

  • “Is NOT doing gender an option?” – Key Leader Seminar on Gender 2016

    The fifth Annual Key Leader Seminar on Gender in Military Operations took place in Stockholm in June. The Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations (NCGM) hosted the event that was held at the Swedish Defence University.

    6 July 2016

  • Visit from Varna Free University, Bulgaria

    The Swedish Defence University welcomed the senior university officers from its newest Erasmus+ partner Varna Free University, Bulgaria.

    8 June 2016

  • Visit from the Italian Joint Services Staff College

    On May 25 The Swedish Defence University welcomed a delegation from the Italian Joint Services Staff College. The delegation also visited The Swedish Armed Forces, The Defence Material Administration - FMV, The Swedish Coast Guard, The Civil Contingencies Agency – MSB, The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Defence.

    25 May 2016

  • Visit from the Pakistan Air War College

    On May 4 The Swedish Defence University welcomed a delegation from Pakistan Air War College. The delegation also visited The Swedish Armed Forces, The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and The Ministry of Defence.

    4 May 2016

  • Visit from the Finnish National Defence University

    On April 25 the newly appointed Rector of the Finnish National Defence University, Major General Ilkka Korkiamäki, visited the Swedish Defence University. During the visit, the delegation received information about the Swedish university activities and discussed the ongoing cooperation in both education and research.

    26 April 2016

  • Crisis, Accountability and Blame Management – Strategies and Survival of Political Office-Holders

    In her doctoral thesis, Annika Brändström examines how accountability demands on political office-holders can be triggered by crisis events and how political office-holders navigate blame and accountability issues in order to protect their political careers.

    25 April 2016

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