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National Defence University (Finland)

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.

National Defence University
Maanpuolustuskorkeakoulu
Försvarshögskolan
MpKK joukko-osastotunnus.svg
TypePublic
Established1993
RectorMajor General
Ilkka Korkiamäki
Students850 (academic degree)
1 000–1 300 (courses)[citation needed]
Location,
CampusSantahamina
FlagMpkk-lippu.jpg
AffiliationsISMS; IAMP
Websitehttp://www.mpkk.fi/

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

DegreesEdit

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

  • Bachelor of military science
  • Master of military science
  • Senior staff officer's degree
  • General staff officer's degree
  • Doctor of military science

DepartmentsEdit

  • Department of Leadership and Military Pedagogy
  • Department of Warfare
  • Department of Military Technology

LocationsEdit

Service branch schoolsEdit

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

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

RectorsEdit

  • Antero Karvinen 1.1.1993 - 1.2.1994
  • Esko Illi 1.2.1994 - 31.12.1996
  • Seppo Tanskanen 1.1.1997 - 28.2.2001
  • Aarno Vehviläinen 1.3.2001 - 31.8.2004
  • Pertti Salminen 1.9.2004 - 31.5.2009
  • Vesa Tynkkynen 1.6.2009 - 11.1.2013
  • Veijo Taipalus 12.1.2013 -

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