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:


The Abu Dhabi School of Government
Develop the competencies of government employees to become more effective by providing training and development programs based on international best practices adapted to the needs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
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ECSSR
In a rapidly changing world, with new horizons and challenges expanding the scope of human activity at every turn, the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates envisioned the creation of an advanced and independent research institution that would not only keep abreast with new developments at the political, economic and social spheres of human endeavor, but would also formulate the most suitable responses and strategies for keeping the UAE society ahead in the race of modernity. It was with this vision that the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, established the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), a premier institution of its kind in the Middle East, which has ever since set new benchmarks of excellence and expertise in the field of strategic studies and research.
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UAE University
In its drive to achieve international research stature, UAEU works with its partners in the 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.
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Emirates Diplomatic Academy
As a center of excellence, the Academy provides a unique learning experience that comprises a blend of region-specific programs, thought leadership and access to the finest diplomatic minds. We bring international knowledge, expertise, and experience to the UAE to offer first-rate education that prepares our students to deal with the myriad challenges they will encounter in the ever-changing world of foreign policy.
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NCEMA
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 disaster 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.
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Korea National Defense University
The Korea National Defense University (KNDU) is an institution of higher education.
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