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2 The NOHA Joint Masters Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action Dr. Cristina Churruca NOHA Coordinator University of Deusto

3 The NOHA Joint Master's in International Humanitarian Action is an inter-university, multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action.

4 Graduates of this Programme are expected to have the capacity to act at all levels of humanitarian relief operations and to function in a variety of ways to enhance the professional delivery of humanitarian assistance and sustainable actions.

5 The NOHA Mundus Joint Masters Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action was born out of a social need. The initiative was established in response to a growing need for higher educational qualifications specifically suited to addressing complex humanitarian emergencies

6 NOHA was founded in 1993/1994 by 5 European Universities to establish a Masters Programme in Humanitarian Action Advised and assisted by DG ECHO and DG EAC With the backing of NGOs, IGOs, and other actors of the humanitarian action community with whom the Network has strong links

7 It is given in the following universities: 1.Deusto University, Spain (Coordinator) 2.Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium 3.RUB University of Bochum, Germany 4.University of Aix-Marseille III Paul Cezanne, France 5.University College Dublin, Ireland 6.University of Groningen, Netherlands 7.University of Uppsala, Sweden

8 Partners: Monash University, Australia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia University of Bangalore, India Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia Saint-Joseph University, Beyrouth, Lebanon University of Western Cape, South Africa Columbia University New York, United States

9 NOHA: 9 European members (7 deliver the programme) 7 EM Partners

10 The duration of the programme is sixteen months, three semesters, from early September through to December of the following year (90 ECTS credits). The programme is structured around four main components

11 1st Semester –A. Intensive Programme (5 ECTS) Location: Coordinating University –B. Core Course (25 ECTS) Location: Home University 2 nd Semester –C. Orientation Period (30 ECTS) Location: Host University 3 rd Semester –D. Research and Internship (30) –Location: HU or NOHA PartnerUniversity and/ or Humanitarian Organisation/ Agency

12 The Core Course (25 ECTS): Geopolitics (5 ECTS) Anthropology (5 ECTS) International Law (5 ECTS) Public Health (5 ECTS) Management in Humanitarian Action (5 ECTS)

13 The Specialisation period (30 ECTS): 1.Post-conflict rehabilitation at Université Catholique de Louvain 2.Legal and geopolitical approach of humanitarian action at Université d'Aix-Marseille III 3.International institutions in humanitarian emergencies at Ruhr- Universität Bochum 4.Societies in transition at University College Dublin 5.New legal and management challenges in humanitarian action. Special reference to Peace Operations at Universidad de Deusto 6.Conflict disaster and peace building at Uppsala Universitet 7.Comprehensive security: Circumstances of Decline, Disappearance and Reconstruction at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

14 Alumni HOME NOHA HOST Intensive Programme NOHA (12 days) NOHA PARTNER INTERNSHIP STUDENTS NGO/IO participation in all components (2 semester) MASTE R (5 months) Field (3 months) (3 semester) NOHA MASTER

15 Degree awarded: Before : Double degree + Joint Certificate signed by all NOHA Masters Universities From : Joint Masters Degree Joint Certificate signed by all NOHA Masters Universities

16 Degree awarded: Before : Double degree + Joint Certificate signed by all NOHA Masters Universities From : Joint Masters Degree Joint Certificate signed by all NOHA Masters Universities

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18 SUMMING UP NOHA CHARACTERISTICS: -Interdisciplinary programme -Intercultural experience – mobility -European educational venture -Combination of theory and practice -Research/field work -Collaboration with all types of actors -Respect and sensitivity towards local populations and ethical issues -A programme under constant up-dating: LEARNING NETWOK! EUROPEAN MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTON


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