Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS)

Researh Centre

The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues. The centre serves as a hub for research and policy discussion, and features a national network of scholars working on humanitarian issues from outside the three core institutions. It also features an extensive network of international humanitarian scholars. The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative.

A list of people involved in this centre you will find here: People NCHS



How to protect civilians?

May 3, 2016

Successful Two-day event marks end of Protection of Civilians (PoC): From Principle to Practice project.

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Making the best of good intentions

September 14, 2015

The refugee crisis is sparking a wave of solidarity. To make the best of good intentions, these spontaneous movements should collaborate with existing humanitarian organizations.


Project : Research Project

Armed Violence in Urban Settings: New Challenges, New Humanitarianisms

The primary aim of this project therefore is to offer some much needed clarity as to how armed violence in urban settings is currently understood and acted upon by humanitarian organizations.
  • Joakim Hertzberg Ulstein
Humanitarian issues  Foreign policy  International organizations
Thu 22 Sep 2016
Time: 09:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Urban Violence: International actors and armed violence reduction

What are the challenges of addressing social problems in the city and how can these best be managed? These are issues discussed at this seminar, arranged by NUPI and Norwegian Center for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS).

Tue 26 Apr 2016
Time: 12:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: Litteraturhuset, Amalie Skram

Humanitarian Changes, Humanitarian Challenges and the Protection of Civilians

This seminar will discuss possible conflicts between humanitarian principles and local realities.