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Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

Akademische und Ausbildungsinstitutionen
Engagement und humanitäres Völkerrecht, Menschenrechte, Migration
Rue Rothschild 22
1202 Geneva
+41 22 908 44 53

"The Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies (ex-CERAH) is a unique teaching, research and policy platform for humanitarian action. It is a joint centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva, two internationally renowned centres of academic excellence. It offers high quality post-graduate courses that enable humanitarian professionals and graduates to make a difference and improve the lives of people affected by conflicts, epidemics, disasters, climate change or social exclusions, as well as increase the capabilities of humanitarian organisations. It organises public events, conferences and workshops, to stimulate debates on contemporary humanitarian issues and strengthen the link between theory and practice, action and reflection. The Centre is also promoting the critical reflection of the humanitarian system through research projects developed by researchers on current issues either in the field or in collaboration with major humanitarian organisations and academic centres. The flagship research project, the Humanitarian Encyclopedia, offers a platform for practitioners, community leaders, policy makers and academics to reflect on humanitarian concepts and practice in the 21st century."

Executive Education study programmes:
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies and short courses
  • Humanitarian Distance Learning (MOOC)