Each year 200 students participate in our unique courses which are designed to help a range of people, including humanitarian professionals wanting to increase or diversify their expertise, graduate students who want to enter the field of humanitarianism, and other professionals who want to swap sectors. Our tailor-made courses, developed with our humanitarian partners, including ICRC and MSF, reflect the current trends and needs within the humanitarian sector.

The Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, is a dynamic academic and research centre based in Geneva. It is a joint centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE).

We bring together academia and humanitarian organisations to offer a wide range of postgraduate courses in humanitarian action, develop research in humanitarian studies and strengthen reflection in humanitarian action with the ultimate goal to contributing to a better humanitarian response. 


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Considering the exceptional situation we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of cancelling or postponing our in-person courses originally scheduled until then end of June, we have decided to change their format and offer them as online courses. We are fully committed to offer a high-quality online programme and to maintain the same level of learning experience. 

Our offices are currently accessible to authorised people only, for more detailed information please visit this page.




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Join our webinar series "COVID-19 & Humanitarian Settings"



Read our selection of scientific articles on COVID-19

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Explore our courses and find out more about our "Two for One" offer


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Learn more about our research projects

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