Arising from the vision and mission, it was found prudent to collaborate with the Institute of International Studies (IDIS) as the curricullum for IDIS within the University of Nairobi (UoN) was observed to add value to the core curriculum taught at NDC.
Over time, NDC has consulted widely with universities, notable ones being University of Nairobi (UoN), Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS), United States International University (USIU)-Kenya, and Kenyatta University (KU), among others.
On 4 th February 2002, the dividends of such consultations culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies (IDIS) to offer, Diplomas and Master of Arts degree in International Studies.
Currently, the collaboration with other international Universities and National Defence Colleges particularly in Europe, Asia and America are at an advanced stage.
NDC has finalized an initial ten year development strategy, that will develop capacity towards self-sufficiency in teaching staff, administrative staff and facilities to meet the intended vision and mission.