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

Who are the Civilians in South Sudan?

December 4, 2019 — Written by Nicki Kindersley (University of Cambridge) & Øystein Rolandsen (PRIO)

Humanitarian governance and localization: What kind of world is being imagined and produced?

November 28, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo) & Dennis Dijkzeul (Ruhr University Bochum)

The Weaponization of Killer Trucks: Vehicular Terror and Vehicular Crypts

November 19, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)

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)