The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS) was founded in September 2017 at the Bundeswehr University Munich. Our goals are to analyze and discuss the complex security policy challenges of the 21st century in Germany, Europe and the world.

We conduct interdisciplinary research in order to develop well-founded, independent and forward-looking analyses as well as sustainable strategies for addressing security policy and intelligence-relevant issues. Our work focuses on the areas of security and intelligence, AI-based early crisis detection, wargaming and economic protection. We actively feed our research findings into the political and social decision-making process and work closely with various stakeholders from national and international politics, security authorities, business and civil society. As a research institute of the Bundeswehr University Munich, we benefit from the exceptional resources of a first-class research institution. As a joint platform, we also make an active contribution to the global networking of the most important players in the security sector. In research and teaching, we strive for both basic knowledge and interdisciplinary cooperation.

Founded in September 2017 at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich, CISS is involved in the organization and coordination of the Master's degree course in Intelligence and Security Studies (MISS) together with the Federal University of Applied Sciences Berlin and its partner institute FISS.