About the Centre

We provide top-notch education, evaluations, investigations, and training exercises for society's key actors in total defence and societal security.

The Centre for Societal Security unites SEDU's competence in order to address society's need for knowledge in total defence and societal security. Our areas of expertise — terrorism, total defence, information security and crisis preparedness — are anchored in a solid research foundation and experience-based knowledge.

Relevant and continuity

We work closely with society's key actors to deliver useful and practical knowledge to the security sector. Within our areas of knowledge, we have an extensive network with national and international researchers and practitioners. One of our greatest strengths is our long-term perspective, which facilitates continuity for staffing and the ability to update knowledge previously provided.

Our organisation

The centre consists of analysis, executive education, and CATS, as well as research activities in various forms. Here, we have mobilised staff members with research expertise and long-standing experience from government agencies and other key organisations working with social security issues. Therefore, we can draw upon a number of significant resources and tie them to SEDU’s other activities so that the center's products and services are both innovative and relevant. The entire organisation is adapted to the special requirements necessary for managing important information that is relevant for total defence and other aspects of national security.

New centre continuing the strong tradition of excellence

The Centre for Societal Security (CTSS) is a merger of three previous organisations: the Institute for National Defence and Security Policy Studies (IHT), the Centre for Asymmetric Threats and Terrorist Studies (CATS) and the Centre for Crisis Management Research and Training (CRISMART). CTSS draws upon the long-term experience and expertise that each of these organisations has acquired, and consequently this provides a strong foundation for offering a wide range of services and products covering the entire chain of investigation, training, evaluation and education.

We offer

Executive Education

We educate and train executive and strategic leaders in how to deal with the most difficult crises that can affect society.

Training and exercises

Tomorrow's decision makers must realise the extent to which crises can affect society and therefore they need to understand how they can be managed.

Investigations and inquiries

We offer qualified assistance in the development of studies and investigations as well as evaluations of events and exercises. The unit also offers methodological support for different types...


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