Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, Masters in Humanitarian Logistics

The Università Politecnica delle Marche, has launched the first Masters degree in Humanitarian Logistics in Italy, aimed at those starting out in a career as a humanitarian logistician and for professional humanitarian workers seeking a qualification. The course offers a theoretical framework and practical tools for the complex management of logistics in emergencies.

The University’s Master Scientific committee organized this project in partnership with important humanitarian organizations and actors, such as INTERSOS, the Italian Red Cross, Emergency and Think Global. The 1 level Masters is a high-level educational path, jointly designed by practitioners and academics to prepare future logisticians to be able to respond to humanitarian crises. The Master’s mission is to provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by logisticians employed in humanitarian operations, via classroom lessons, seminars, workshops, practical simulations and laboratory research.
Academics, expert humanitarian workers, and representatives of companies involved in humanitarian actions will engage and guide students through:
– 240 hours of face-to-face teaching at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona);
– 5 thematic modules;
– a week of practical emergency simulation at the UNHRD Base in Brindisi (the maximum expression of humanitarian logistics in Italy);
– webinars;
– practical exercises;
– a final 300 hours’ internship for the development of a thesis to be discussed at the end of the course.
A team of experts will follow the students during their entire educational path. The Masters lasts one year, it is held in English and is intended for a maximum of 25 participants. The enrolment is now open and the course starts on January 2020.
For the Master’s program and for all information on costs and registration, click below.