NOHA is an international association of universities that aims to enhance professionalism in humanitarian action through education & training, research & publications and projects. As a network of academic institutions, NOHA brings a university ethos to the existing humanitarian principles that govern humanitarian action.
NOHA Network on Humanitarian Action was born from the idea that higher educational institutions have an essential role to play in enhancing professionalism in the delivery of humanitarian aid through education.
In 1993, the five universities that composed NOHA at the time agreed to take on the pioneering task of finding space for universities among the then limited humanitarian stakeholder mix. They established a network of universities across Europe delivering a multidisciplinary Masters programme that would be managed and administered by academics from a range of related disciplines.
NOHA in short
- Founded in 1993
- Network of 12 European and 20 global partner universities
- MoUs with over 35 humanitarian practitioners organisations
- Joint Master’s Degree in International Humanitarian Action
- Multiple annual thematic schools and an undergraduate module
- Journal of International Humanitarian Action
- 150+ professors and lecturers
- 3,500+ graduates and an active NOHA Graduate Platform