The past several decades have witnessed the professionalization of humanitarian action, which has sparked marked growth in academic attention to humanitarianism. Partly a repository for and source of new knowledge, and partly an educator of individual humanitarians, academic institutions across the globe have now developed training, centers of research and degree programs geared towards the humanitarian sector.

Empty lecture hall

Photo: Luke Jones

Latest discussions

Key actors

Network engaged in the study of humanitarian crises, providing a platform to stimulate dialogue between academia, policy actors, and implementing agencies.

Network of European universities and global partner institutions promoting professionalism in humanitarian action and offering a joint Masters Degree in International Humanitarian Action.

Academic platform for humanitarian action, bringing together practitioners and academics on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues and offering training

Academic research center at Harvard aiming to develop evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance

Institute with inter-disciplinary curriculum that combines humanitarian academic theory with practice