At the Swedish Defence University, several types of research are conducted; not the least, research that is of direct benefit to society. Our expertise and analyses of societal security are often sought after by national and international organizations, government agencies, and the media.

In addition to that, our research results are routinely weaved into our courses and educational activities. SEDU is a unique research environment where civilian and military issues are addressed together. Since being granted degree-awarding powers, research activities have been intensified in the fields of defence, crisis management and security.


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...

Marika Ericson

Doctoral studies at the Swedish Defence University

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...

Spotlight on research

Are you curious about how research affects your day-to-day life? Or perhaps you want to know more about our research and how it can contribute to a safer society?

Our researchers

Here you will find interviews with some of the researchers at the Swedish Defence University.