About NOHA

NOHA seeks to increase the effectiveness and quality of humanitarian action through the provision of excellence and internationally recognised education, research and training. NOHA promotes intellectual debate and thinking on humanitarianism with a solid base on humanitarian, professional and human values.

Network on Humanitarian Action

NOHA is an international association of Universities that aims to enhance professionalism in the humanitarian sector, by promoting humanitarian values and providing certificated high-level courses (Erasmus Mundus Master in International Humanitarian Action), as well as short-term courses and by fostering research and policy papers on key humanitarian issues. Since its creation in 1993, more than 3,000 graduates have completed the Joint Master in International Humanitarian Action. NOHA counts on the cooperation and support of the EU through the DG Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) and the DG for Education and Culture.


NOHA is currently composed of 12 European Universities:

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NOHA at the University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw (UW) joined NOHA in 2008 as the first educational institution from Central Europe and its activities are the result of cooperation between three Faculties:

Since 2008 the Intensive Programme, an introduction to the NOHA Joint Master's in International Humanitarian Action, gathering over 200 students, researchers and practitioners, is organized at the UW premises. The University is also consequently expanding its own educational offer in the area of humanitarian action:

  • since the academic year 2012/2013 the undergraduate course "Introduction to Humanitarian Assistance" is delivered at UW,
  • the first edition of the Post-graduate Certificate/Diploma Studies in Humanitarian Action was launched in the academic year 2013/2014,
  • as of 2015/2016, with its Master Programme in Humanitarian Action, UW becomes an integral part of the NOHA Joint Master's Programme in International Humanitarian Action.

NOHA University of Warsaw is closely cooperating with many stakeholders from the humanitarian sector in Poland, including Polish Humanitarian Action, Polish Red Cross and the Department of Development Co-operation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.


About the Programme

The Master Programme in Humanitarian Action (HA) provides students with a broad education and training in the area of international humanitarian action, in which critical…

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All applicants must follow the joint application procedure as established by the NOHA consortium. Candidates are chosen on the basis of the quality of their…

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