The NDC has established strategic academic partnerships with some international think- tanks and strategic studies centers with the aim of promoting research work, and facilitating the exchange of ideas and knowledge on issues of common interest. Such partnerships will also help the college to become a venue that allows free expression of ideas and opinions. This will promote awareness of some important issues among NDC participants and educate decision makers on certain key areas.  Of these entities are:

UAE University
In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world.  The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region.
NCEMA operates under the Supervision of the Supreme Council for National Security, with the aim to achieve the UAE’s policy regarding the necessary procedures for emergency, crises and disasters management. It's the major national standard-setting body responsible for regulating and coordinating all efforts of emergency, crisis and disaster management as well as the development of a national plan for responding to emergencies.
National Defense University
The National Defense University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level training, education, and the development of national security strategy.