National Defence University (Finland)

National Defence University
Type Public
Established 1993
Rector Flotilla admiral
Veijo Taipalus
Location Helsinki, Finland
Affiliations ISMS; IAMP

The Finnish National Defence University (Finnish: Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu, MPKK, Swedish: Försvarshögskolan) is the Finnish Defence Forces' university located in Helsinki. The university trains officers for the Defence Forces and the Finnish Border Guard. The main campus is located in Santahamina, Helsinki with additional sites in Kruununhaka, Sörnäinen and in Tuusula.

Prior to 2007, the school referred itself in English to as the National Defence College.


It is possible to get the following degrees in the National Defence University:



Service branch schools

The following establishments are responsible for the branch- or service-specific education of the students:

Besides these, Military Museum of Finland, National Defence Cources departments and the National Defence University Library operate under National Defence University.


Coordinates: 60°9′13″N 25°3′17″E / 60.15361°N 25.05472°E / 60.15361; 25.05472

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