Norwegian Defence International Centre (NODEFIC)

Mission statement:

Norwegian Defence International Centre (NODEFIC) is a knowledge- and training centre offering expertise and individual training on UN- and NATO operations.

​NODEFIC provides our global partners with a broad variety of fundamental skills and the understanding required to succeed in complex Peace support operations and other multinational operations. Each year we welcome students from all over the world to our courses in logistics and UN operations.


NODEFIC was established in 1996, and is located in beautiful surroundings at Akershus Fortress (picture) in Oslo, the capital of Norway. The centre is a part of the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College and the Norwegian Defence University College. NODEFIC also takes part in, and is an important contributor to, the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO).

Fascilitating your stay

We offer modern facilities to our students. Lectures are given in our spacious conference room, while our four classrooms provide excellent opportunities for working in smaller groups. All rooms are equipped with projectors, sound systems and free Wi-Fi. The University College library is at the students’ disposal.

All students at NODEFIC are accommodated at the Scandic Solli Hotel in down town Oslo, a short walk from Akershus Fortress. The hotel is newly refurbished and with a fitness centre available to the students – free of charge.

Course cost

There are no course fees at NODEFIC. Each course participant is expected to cover their own cost for accommodation, food, and transportation. At the moment there is a fixed price of Euro 100 per night for accommodation and food. Travel cost to and from Norway is the responsibility of the sending organization/nation.

Course language

All courses at NODEFIC are conducted in English. The students must have proficient oral and written knowledge in English language (equivalent to NATO STANAG 6001/ 3-2-3-2). No translations service is available.

Enjoy Oslo

As a part of your stay with us, NODEFIC offers all students the opportunity to get to know Oslo through sightseeing and social events. We take pride in to giving you a memorable stay in Norway.

Published 09 December 2014 08:41.. Last updated 31 July 2017 08:28.