Defence, crisis management and security
Our researchers cover the military and civilian aspects of defence, crisis management and security. Their research ranges from security policy, civilian crisis management and leadership to war, defense and military operations.
The Swedish Defense University's research provides knowledge about security in international and national crises and wars. This includes research on what affects the possibilities to prevent and manage crises, conflicts and wars, and to establish security. The military and civilian aspects of defense, crisis management and security are studied, particularly the area of civil-military relations and cooperation.
We are a meeting place for the civilian and military spheres that brings together a wide range of experts, such as researchers of war studies, political science, historians, international lawyers, psychologists, and officers.
We house several subjects and specializations unique to Sweden in the field of defence, crisis management and security. There is ongoing research in our main subjects war studies, political science, leadership and comand & control, systems science for defence and security, military history, and law, focusing on operational law and international law.
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At the Swedish Defence University, basic research and applied research are conducted with great relevance to the societal security. The research covers both military and civilian aspects of...
A large part of the Swedish Defence University's research consists of commissioned research for the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Ministry of Def...
Do you want to learn more about our researchers and what we do at the Swedish Defence University? Here you will find interviews with some of the researchers at the Swedish Defence University...
The Swedish Defence University has degree-awarding powers to issue doctoral degrees in the field of defence, crisis management, and security . So far, three doctoral programmes have been e...
Julia Zulver appointed as Wallenberg Academy Fellow at the Swedish Defence University29 Nov 2023Julia Zulver has been selected as one of this year's Wallenberg Academy Fellows by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Her research focuses on how feminist activists are mobilizing in...
This year's Hugo Raab Prize goes to Maria Gussarsson20 Oct 2023Maria Gussarsson, Associate Professor of Military History, receives the Hugo Raab Award for 2023, the Swedish Defense University's award for scientific work of exceptional quality.
The Swedish Defence University now has a postgraduate program in military history09 Jun 2023On June 1, History with a Specialization in Military History was established as a third-cycle subject at the Swedish Defence University.