King’s College London has been awarded a new Ministry of Defense (MoD) contract to continue delivering defense and security education at the Defense Academy of the United Kingdom.

The contract will establish a new academic and research partnership aimed at enhancing educational opportunities for U.K. service personnel, civil servants and international allies.

“This exciting new partnership will deliver our continued goal of ever-evolving educational relevance to meet the needs of defense," said Major General Andrew Roe, Chief Executive and Commandant of the Defense Academy of the U.K. "Geopolitics, technology, the character of warfare and instructional methods will continue to change, and our professional defense and security education must keep pace.”

The King’s Institute for Applied Security Studies (KIASS), housed in the School of Security Studies, will deliver defense and security education at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) and Army Division based at the Defense Academy in Shrivenham and the Royal College for Defense Studies (RCDS) in London, with RAND Europe and Cranfield University collaborating with King’s College to support academic provision.

The security partnership between King’s College and the Defense Academy of the U.K. will deliver academic support to command and staff provision at the Defense Academy and the RCDS from September 2022.