- Academic department
The Centre for Defence Studies was established at the University of London with a grant from the Ministry of Defence in 1990. It is an Associate Member of the School of Advanced Studies of the University of London and is based at King's College London. The purpose of the Centre is to act as a focus for research on a wide range of defence and security issues and to facilitate links between academia and the defence establishment. It does this by conducting its own research, commissioning research from outside, and by organising working groups, conferences and seminars to draw together the work of academic and policy specialists on a range of subjects. The research at the Centre for Defence Studies concentrates on five main areas covering British defence policy, European security, Mediterranean security, technology and arms control and regional security. Centre for Defence Studies publications have included Brassey's Defence Yearbook, London Defence Studies, and Bulletin of Arms Control.