The institution is characterized by the meeting of civil and military expertise, of theory and proven experience, as well as of academia and professions in the security sector.
The department holds five subjects and is responsible for research and development in international law, leadership in demanding conditions, war science with a focus on military policy and political science with a focus on security policy and strategy, respective crisis management and international cooperation.
With the institution's broad subject knowledge, we train students on the military programs and are responsible for the bulk of the school's civil college programs and courses as well as completed assignment courses. The research within the five subjects extends nationally as well as internationally, from understanding and action to crises in peace times to major conflicts It is research of a high international class, which involves several national and international collaborations and contacts.
The department contains the Centre for Societal Security which forms the hub of knowledge building and education in total defence and crisis response systems. Partnerships are mainly authorities within the total defence system, government and parliament.