Centre for Defence Studies

CDS
London, United Kingdom

The purpose of CDS is to act as a focus for research on a wide range of defense and security issues. It does this by conducting its own research, by commissioning research from outside, and by organizing working groups, conferences and seminars to draw together the work of academic and policy specialists in a wide range of areas. The center is part of the War Studies Group at King's College, which concentrates expertise for security studies research and training in Europe.

Contact details

Address:
Department of War Studies, King's College London, Room K6.64, 6th Floor, King's Building, Strand, London, UK

Country:
United Kingdom

Sub-region:
Northern Europe

Areas of focus

Topics of research
Geographics of focus
UK,Global
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
University
Year founded
1990
Age (years)
Centre for Defence Studies
 34
United Kingdom average
 36
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: King’s College London
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): Professor John Gearson
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2022): Professor John Gearson
Leader gender: Male
Leader(s) (2021): Professor John Gearson
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2023
Centre for Defence Studies
 11
United Kingdom average
 41
Global average
 65
2019
Centre for Defence Studies
 15
2016
Centre for Defence Studies
 12
% Female staff
2023
Centre for Defence Studies
 18%
United Kingdom average
 51%
Global average
 50%
2019
Centre for Defence Studies
 13%

Organisational performance

Publications
2015
Centre for Defence Studies
 12
United Kingdom average
 51
Global average
 156

Social

Likes (2023)
Centre for Defence Studies
 349,745
United Kingdom average
 44,990
Global average
 26,966
Likes (2022)
Centre for Defence Studies
 337,297
Likes (2021)
Centre for Defence Studies
 325,880
Followers (2024)
Centre for Defence Studies
 77,722
United Kingdom average
 28,876
Global average
 19,229
Followers (2022)
Centre for Defence Studies
 68,621
Followers (2021)
Centre for Defence Studies
 48,763
Subscribers (2023)
Centre for Defence Studies
 6,910
United Kingdom average
 12,231
Global average
 6,240
Subscribers (2022)
Centre for Defence Studies
 5,860
Subscribers (2021)
Centre for Defence Studies
 3,890
Followers (2019)
Centre for Defence Studies
 357
United Kingdom average
 5,553
Global average
 6,002

Data notes

Last updated: 23/01/2022
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: NIRA Think Tank Directory, Organisation´s website
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