Improving Humanitarian Response

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We are a joint academic and research centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva. Our mission is to contribute to a better, more effective, humanitarian response.

Formerly known as CERAH, the Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, we became the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies in June 2020. Find out more about us, our vision, and our achievements.

News

Prof. Blanchet Inaugural Lecture at the University of Geneva

12 November 2020

Prof. Blanchet Inaugural Lecture at the University of Geneva

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Book release: Homo Itinerans – Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan

23 November 2020

Book release: Homo Itinerans – Towards a Global Ethnography of Afghanistan

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Student spotlight: Innocent Tshilombo

24 November 2020

Student spotlight: Innocent Tshilombo

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Relaunched COVID-19 webinar series

8 October 2020

Relaunched COVID-19 webinar series

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You spoke, we listened: Student survey key findings

13 October 2020

You spoke, we listened: Student survey key findings

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Annual Report 2019

29 June 2020

Annual Report 2019

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New book “The Uncounted: Politics of Data in Global Health”

25 June 2020

New book “The Uncounted: Politics of Data in Global Health”

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Our new vision and name: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

29 June 2020

Our new vision and name: Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies

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Course highlights

New dates in March 2021

Executive Short Course

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies

Executive Short Course

Participatory approaches with crisis-affected communities

Applications for 2021 - 2022 now open!

Master

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

Applications for 2021-2022 now open!

Diploma

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

Latest tweets

20h ago

More than 100 joined us for Prof Blanchet's inaugural speech today via zoom and in person at the University of Geneva. We thank you for your support! @BlanchetKarl @UNIGEnews https://t.co/YAyKU5s2os

21h ago

'Access to affected populations is key. Working with partners such as ICRC, MSF and others is needed. However we must balance the need, with the risk to humanitarian workers in gathering research'. explains Prof Blanchet at his inaugural lecture @BlanchetKarl @UNIGEnews