Our research

At the Swedish Defence University, several types of research are conducted. Our expertise and analyses of societal security are often sought after by national and international organizations, government agencies and the media.

The academic research tradition at the Swedish Defence University (SEDU) is relatively young in relation to the university's 200-year history. In just the past ten years, the academisation process has seriously accelerated. The aim has been to more closely link SEDU’s research to the officers’ program and to international academic quality assurance standards.

The Swedish Defence University is now a civilian as much as a military university. Today there are about 20 professors, equally many university lecturers, and over 30 doctoral students and academic doctors at the SEDU.


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...

Doctoral studies

The research environment at the Swedish Defence University is both inspiring and challenging. In addition to individual consultation with your supervisor as a PhD student, you will have the...

Research projects

Here you will find information about research projects at the Swedish Defence University. You can filter by research area, organizations and collaborators, for example.

Spotlight on research

Our researchers study military and civilian aspects of defense, crisis management and security.

The research covers security policy, leadership under stressful conditions, as well as warfare, defense and military operations.

Researcher profiles

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.

Commissioned research

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 Defense and Justice.

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Networks and cooperative efforts

We cooperate with several national and international higher education institutions and organisations.

Hugo Raab-medaljen.

The Hugo Raab Award

The Hugo Raab Award is presented annually to promote scientific quality. It is awarded to researchers, teachers or students at the Swedish Defence University who have produced one or more scientific works of exceptional quality in the last three years.

Our researchers

Here are the researchers and doctoral students at the Swedish Defence University sorted by subject of research.

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