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

The Coldest Cold Chain: Chilling Effects of Covid-19 Vaccines

November 27, 2020 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO), Gyöngyi Kovács (Hanken School of Economics) & Tina Comes (TU Delft)

WFP Logistics – Delivering on the promise (WFP Nobel Series, 6)

November 17, 2020 — Written by Gyöngyi Kovács (Hanken School of Economics)

Close your eyes and picture “a humanitarian”. What do you see?

November 10, 2020 — Written by Salla Turunen (CMI)

The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize. Does food aid boost peace? (WFP Nobel Series, 5)

November 5, 2020 — Written by Ida Rudolfsen (PRIO) & Halvard Buhaug (PRIO)

Peace continues to elude the Nobel Prize (WFP Nobel Series, 4)

October 27, 2020 — Written by Mukesh Kapila (University of Manchester)

The Humanitarian Antaeus: Overcoming the Power Asymmetry between Humanitarians and Armed Groups in Frontline Negotiations

October 21, 2020 — Written by Salla Turunen (CMI)

WFP wins the Nobel! Is this an opportunity to enhance protection? (WFP Nobel Series, 3)

October 19, 2020 — Written by Norah Niland (United Against Inhumanity)

TikTok and the War on Data: Great Power Rivalry and Digital Body Counts

October 15, 2020 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) & Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Copenhagen University)