The Swedish Defence University has several centres with niche competences within a specific area or subject, such as leadership, societal security and international law.
The Centre for International and Operational Law
The centre conducts research into the international legal aspects of military operations and is responsible for the education in this area within the various programmes of the SEDU.
The Centre for Leadership
The centre is located in Karlstad where it teaches and conducts research in the subject of Leadership under stressful conditions. Our staff teaches on both the civilian and military programmes and also carry out contract education in leadership.
The Centre for Societal Security
The centre was formed in January 2018 and is a merger of the former centres of IHT, Cats and Crismart. The centre carries out executive education, evaluations, investigations, and training exercises for society's key actors in total defense and societal security.