Our lecturers are experts in a wide range of disciplinary fields including public health, economics, anthropology and management, to reflect the variety of competencies required of humanitarian workers in the field.  As the global landscape changes, we adapt our courses to deliver the support and skills needed for humanitarian professionals on the frontline.

Through interactive, dynamic and participative interdisciplinary approaches, students increase their capacity to develop effective humanitarian strategies, supporting the plight of populations affected by armed conflict, disasters or social exclusion. 

We enhance their learning by:

  • Promoting critical thinking about the humanitarian system;
  • Enabling participation in research projects, collaborating with leading humanitarian organisations;
  • Encouraging public debate to analyse humanitarian contexts and reflect on current practices;
  • Delivering insight and expertise from a broad range of sector professionals;
  • Strengthening links between theory and practice.

Our students describe the teaching experience as ‘intense and challenging’: they are encouraged to reflect on their practical experiences and research, deconstruct their preconception, and use key learnings to sharpen their skills for ongoing development.  

The great diversity of student profiles is possible thanks to funding for a significant number of scholarships granted through the Centre.