The Swedish Defence University has two centres with niche competences within a specific area or subject, such as 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 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.