Our mission is to provide a research platform for researchers from various faculties of the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute (IHEID) and humanitarian organisations. The key objective is to encourage a critical assessment of humanitarian practice in order to improve humanitarian response. 

Our research is essentially multidisciplinary, reflecting the multifaceted nature of humanitarian action. Research activities continue to be developed in three main areas :

  • Multidisciplinary research programmes examining various aspects of the humanitarian enterprise.
  • Research on particular humanitarian interventions with interested partners.
  • Studies and analyses for humanitarian organisations responding to their specific needs.

You can find more detailed information about our current research projects below:

Our academic excellence is reflected by the numerous publications of original research by our staff and lecturers in leading peer-reviewed journals and volumes.