Swedish Defence University signs M.O.A. with National Defense University

1 July 2017

Swedish Defence University and the National Defense University (NDU), Washington DC, has concluded a cooperation agreement in the fields of education, research and studies. The agreement is a contribution to the Defense Statement of Intent between Sweden and the United States.

Lars Hedström, head of Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies, represented the Swedish National Defence University (SEDU) at a ceremony where Deputy President Dr. John W. Yaeger signed the agreement.

-The agreement is unique, says Lars Hedström, it gives us the opportunity to develop cooperation with all schools and centers within the NDU in key areas. At present, cooperation on development of wargaming at the strategic level, various exchanges in education and a joint project on the Security and Defence Policy development of our region. We have also launched a long-term work to identify common research areas in total defense. Innovation, technology and defence industry research and studies are other areas where cooperation has been initiated.

Besides the armed forces initially financed the project about wargaming also other Government Authorities through the SEDU get access to partnerships and projects.