Welcome to the Centre for
Education and Research in Humanitarian Action
CERAH is the humanitarian platform in Geneva’s academic environment. In partnership with the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, CERAH offers a variety of trainings and diplomas and conduces multi-disciplinary research on topics of humanitarian action.
Training in Humanitarian Action
CERAH offers a wide range of comprehensive and specialised postgraduate training programmes for professionals active in the humanitarian sector. Learn more:
» CERAH training framework and key benefits
» Available programmes and training courses
» Humanitarian distance learning
Research on Humanitarian Action
CERAH's ambition is to develop opportunities for critical thinking and a platform for researchers from various faculties of the University of Geneva, the Graduate Institute (IHEID) and humanitarian organisations. It is our ambition to undertake research critically assessing humanitarian concepts, policies and practices in order to improve humanitarian responses.
» Read more about CERAH's publications and current research project
Events & Conferences
CERAH regularly (co)organises public events, conferences and workshops, aiming to bring debates on major contemporary humanitarian challenges and issues to a broader public. While these events successfully draw from our location and network in International Geneva, CERAH teaching staff, managers and board members extensively participate in worldwide meetings and conferences on topical issues.
» Learn more about events and conferences
What a great DAS class
This year's DAS has come to an end and 27 students are celebrating. "This is an exceptional class that stands in for every student with a huge lot of solidarity and respect" says Jean-Marc Biquet, DAS coordinator at CERAH.More
Dissertation on violence in urban settings wins 2016 award
“I am aware that this recognition comes with responsibilities and will require dedication to continue enhancing the humanitarian action in the field.” 2016 Swiss Humanitarian Award winner and recent MAS graduate Oscar Felipe Chavez Aguirre discusses his dissertation and future projectsMore
Linguistic Research Internship
An Integrated Teaching Framework
CERAH's educational offer builds on an integrated teaching framework.
of Humanitarian Action
CERAH's research focuses on the scientific underpinning of the humanitarian sector.
New Courses on Humanitarian Action
1-week courses to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of challenges, opportunities and limits: