Presentation on theme: "The NOHA Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action Dr. Cristina Churruca NOHA Coordinator University of Deusto."— Presentation transcript:
1 The NOHA Joint Master’s Degree Programme in International Humanitarian Action Dr. Cristina ChurrucaNOHA CoordinatorUniversity of Deusto
2 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.
3 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 .
4 The NOHA Mundus Joint Master’s 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
5 NOHA was founded in 1993/1994 by 5 European Universities to establish a Master‘s Programme in Humanitarian ActionAdvised and assisted by DG ECHO and DG EACWith the backing of NGOs, IGOs, and other actors of the humanitarian action community with whom the Network has strong links
6 It is given in the following universities: Deusto University, Spain (Coordinator)Catholic University of Louvain, BelgiumRUB University of Bochum, GermanyUniversity of Aix-Marseille III Paul Cezanne, FranceUniversity College Dublin, IrelandUniversity of Groningen, NetherlandsUniversity of Uppsala, Sweden
7 Partners:Monash University, AustraliaUniversidad Javeriana, ColombiaUniversity of Bangalore, IndiaUniversitas Gadjah Mada, IndonesiaSaint-Joseph University, Beyrouth, LebanonUniversity of Western Cape, South AfricaColumbia University New York, United States
8 NOHA:9 European members (7 deliver the programme)7 EM Partners
9 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
10 1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester A. Intensive Programme (5 ECTS) Location: Coordinating UniversityB. Core Course (25 ECTS)Location: Home University2nd SemesterC. Orientation Period (30 ECTS)Location: Host University3rd SemesterD. Research and Internship (30)Location: HU or NOHA PartnerUniversity and/ or Humanitarian Organisation/ Agency
11 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)
12 The Specialisation period (30 ECTS): Post-conflict rehabilitation at Université Catholique de LouvainLegal and geopolitical approach of humanitarian action at Université d'Aix-Marseille IIIInternational institutions in humanitarian emergencies at Ruhr- Universität BochumSocieties in transition at University College DublinNew legal and management challenges in humanitarian action. Special reference to Peace Operations at Universidad de DeustoConflict disaster and peace building at Uppsala UniversitetComprehensive security: Circumstances of Decline, Disappearance and Reconstruction at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
13 Intensive Programme NOHA (12 days) NOHA MASTERIntensive Programme NOHA (12 days)STUDENTSHOMEHOMEHOMEHOMEHOME(2 semester)(3 semester)INTERNSHIPNOHA HOSTNOHA PARTNERMASTERAlumni(5 months)Field(3 months)NGO/IO participation in all components
14 Degree awarded: Before 2010-2011: From 2010-2011: Double degree + Joint Certificate signed by all NOHA Master’s UniversitiesFrom :Joint Master’s Degree
15 Degree awarded: Before 2010-2011: From 2010-2011: Double degree + Joint Certificate signed by all NOHA Master’s UniversitiesFrom :Joint Master’s Degree
17 EUROPEAN MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ACTON SUMMING UP NOHA CHARACTERISTICS:Interdisciplinary programmeIntercultural experience – mobilityEuropean educational ventureCombination of theory and practiceResearch/field workCollaboration with all types of actorsRespect and sensitivity towards local populations and ethical issuesA programme under constant up-dating: LEARNING NETWOK!