The Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (Norwegian: Institutt for forsvarsstudier, IFS) is a defence research institute based in Oslo, Norway. It was established in 1980 and is part of the Norwegian Defence University College, itself part of the Norwegian Armed Forces. [1].

It is a politically independent institute within the Norwegian Armed Forces. Its main activities are concentrated in the areas of research, teaching and dissemination.

It is divided into four Centres: Centre for Norwegian and European Security, Centre for Civil-Military Relations, Centre for Asian Studies and Centre for Transatlantic Studies. The current director of the IFS is Kjell Inge Bjerga.[1]


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  1. ^ "Kjell Inge Bjerga". Norwegian Armed Forces. Retrieved 21 March 2022.