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The Norwegian Defence University College

The Norwegian Defence University College provides higher education and research on military power, and other military topics and fields.

The Norwegian Defence University College provides higher education and research on leadership and military power, as well as other military topics and fields. 

The Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC) is dedicated to higher education and research in the fields of land power, sea power, air power, military power and leadership, joint operations, intelligence, defence and security policy. 

The NDUC is academically independent and provides education at the bachelor and master levels to military professionals from all branches of the Norwegian Armed Forces, partners and civilians. 

The organisation has a board, an executive group, seven educational units, one institute, Deans office and staff. 

  1. Our organisation


    The Norwegian Defence University College is located in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Lillehammer and Ullensaker (Sessvollmoen) and consists of:

    • The Norwegian NCO School (Sessvollmoen, Ullensaker)
    • The Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy (Kuhaugen, Trondheim)
    • The Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (Laksevåg, Bergen)
    • The Norwegian Military Academy (Linderud, Oslo)
    • The Norwegian Defence Cyber Academy (Jørstadmoen, Lillehammer)
    • The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (Akershus Fortress, Oslo)
    • The Norwegian Command and Staff College (Akershus Fortress, Oslo)
    • The Norwegian Defence Language and Intelligence Academy (Trosterud, Oslo)

    Questions may be sent to FHS Contact

  2. NDUC offers several study programs at bachelor level as well as one study program at master level. 

    The bachelor programme is a combination of joint teaching across the defence branches, as well as through specialisation in the defence branch and troop type. 

    The master's programme is given jointly to all officers in the Armed Forces. The programme builds on the students' previous education and professional experience. The master's degree in military studies is also available for civilian employees within the Armed Forces and the Police Force. 

    The NDUC has a one year supplementary officer's training program for candidates who have passed certain types of civil bachelor programs. NDUC also offers a senior executive course. 

  3. One of NDUC's educational tasks is educating all commissioned and non-commissioned officers (NCOs). The NDUC provides level-forming education for all NCOs in the Armed Forces. 

    The training is experience-based and builds on previous military experience from mandatory conscription, any recruit experience, and various courses in the defence branches. After the NCO School, officers can continue their learning within different fields by attending courses throughout their professional career. 

    In addition the NDUC offers an educational program that combines NCO training with a bachelor's degree in telematics. 

  4. In addition to accredited studies and NCO training, the NDUC develops and implements competence-enhancing courses for key personnel in the military and civilian sectors, which provide knowledge about Norwegian defence, foreign and security policies, as well as national civil protection and preparedness.

  5. The NDUC library is located in Oslo (at Akershus Fortress and at Linderud), in Trondheim and Bergen.

    If you choose to study at NDUC our highly competent personnel will guide you through all our available databases and advise you when writing your paper.

Research and development

The main fields of NDUC research are military leadership, strategy and operations, and defence and security policy.

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The NDUC events are open to all and free of charge. Upcoming events in English are announced on this page, in the NDUC newsletter and on social media.

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Internationalisation - student and staff exchange

The NDUC is part of the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ is an important tool to enhance our international cooperation and exchange opportunities for students, staff and researchers.

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Norwegian Defence International Centre

The Norwegian Defence International Centre (NODEFIC) is a knowledge- and training centre offering expertise and individual training on UN- and NATO operations.

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