The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues and to serve as a hub for research and policy discussion.

With funding from the Research Council of Norway’s NORGLOBAL program, the NCHS is in 2019 creating a Research network on humanitarian efforts connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts in Norway and internationally.

The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative, started in 2012.

Recent blog posts

New Directions in Humanitarian Governance: Technology, Juridification and Criminalization

November 11, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo) & Dennis Dijkzeul (Ruhr University Bochum)

Protecting children’s digital bodies through rights

November 1, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO)

R.I.P., Europe

October 11, 2019 — Written by Antonio De Lauri (CMI)

Preventing the Work of Rescue Vessels in the Mediterranean Will Not Save More Migrants

October 3, 2019 — Written by Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO)

What Can Data Governance Learn from Humanitarians?

September 9, 2019 — Written by Sean Martin McDonald (Digital Public, FrontlineSMS, Duke Center on Law & Technology, Stanford Digital Civil Society Lab)

Europe’s new border guards

August 14, 2019 — Written by Gunnar M. Sørbø (CMI)

It’s Time for Flying to Become the New Smoking

June 25, 2019 — Written by Dorothea Hilhorst (Professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam and PRIO Global Fellow)

Safeguarding: good intentions, difficult process

May 24, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)