Master in disaster management

ORGANIZZATORE: University of Free State (UFS) - LUOGO: Global - South Africa

This Masters degree in Disaster Management is one of the best in Africa. The course structure makes it possible for the professional in the work field to complete the course in two years, and because of this, 80% of the students are part time students. The programme consist of the following:
• three contact sessions during the year
• assignments throughout the year
• examinations
• practical examinations
• mini dissertation

PhD in territory, risk and public policies

ORGANIZZATORE: University of Coimbra Interdisciplinary Research Institute (III) ; University of Aveiro (UA) ; University of Lisbon (UL). Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) - LUOGO: Portugal (Coimbra)

The PhD in Territory, Risk and Public Policies is an advanced training program geared towards developing skills of scientific research and higher professional qualifications in the sciences of risk. The program is designed for an audience with higher education with diverse backgrounds, ranging from social sciences to natural and exact sciences and technologies, allowing an integrated view, the quantification of resilience and strength of communities and individuals based on the joint consideration of many uncertainties, and the selection of relevant variables for the assessment and perception of risk in human communities.

Executive course in global risk analysis and crisis management

ORGANIZZATORI: Global Governance Institute,Institute for European Studies, Vesalius College - TIPOLOGIA: Training Course - DATA: 01 Sep 2013 - 01 Jun 2014 - LUOGO: Belgium (Brussels)

The Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis & Crisis Management – jointly organized by Vesalius College and the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and the Global Governance Institute (GGI) - provides participants with unique insights and fundamental skills required for mastering the field of global risk analysis, early warning and the management of major man-made and natural disasters.

PhD scholarship

DATORE: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) - LUOGO: Belgium (Brussels) - SCADENZA BANDO: 20 Mar 2013

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship under supervision of Professor Debby Guha-Sapir, Director of the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (, and in collaboration with the CRED team.The project will include the conceptual design and implementation of a case study in “health preparedness and heat wave response plans among selected European countries” that will provide the primary materials for the thesis. The candidate will build on the framing and methodological approach of resilience developed by ongoing FP7 projects (e.g. emBRACE). This will be further developed for application in research on risk assessment and multi-sectorial partnerships.

PhD in Risk and Emergency Management (REM)

The 2013/2014 edition of the Risk and Emergency Management (REM) curriculum of the PhD Programme in Understanding and Managing Extremes (UME) is being offered by the UME Graduate School of the IUSS Pavia to train graduates and professionals in the assessment, mitigation and management of extreme events, with a particular focus on those arising from natural hazards. The unique characteristics of the programme include the broad, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes topics of statistics and probability, law, economics, resource management, natural hazards and risk, finance, insurance, sociology, communication, psychology, public health and medicine, and the innovative teaching structure which allows renowned lecturers from around the world to make up the teaching body.

Bachelor of disaster & emergency management

ORGANIZZAZIONE: York University - LUOGO: Canada (Toronto, Ontario) - TIPOLOGIA: Bachelor - CONTATTO: +1 416-736-5210 or

The new Bachelor of Disaster & Emergency Management (BDEM) degree program—launching September 2010— is offered as a 90-credit Bachelor, 120-credit specialized honours and 120-credit honours degree program, with an honours minor and honours double major and major/minor options.

Master of disaster and emergency management

ORGANIZZAZIONE: York University - TIPOLOGIA: Masters - LUOGO: Canada

The new Master of Arts in Disaster & Emergency Management is the only graduate program of its kind in Ontario and one of only two in Canada. It is designed to meet the critical need for professionals with advanced level knowledge and skills in this exciting and important field. The program will appeal to those currently working in the field looking to assume positions of increasing responsibility as well as those aspiring to become Disaster & Emergency Management professionals.

Emergency management summer institute

ORGANIZZAZIONE: GNS Science / Massey University, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, School of Psychology - TIPOLOGIA: Training Course - LUOGO: New Zealand (Wellington) - DATA: 07-11 Mar 2011

This short course programme has been developed to provide a theoretical and practical introduction to selected topics relating to emergency management. Each course will begin with an introduction and review of New Zealand and international research and practice. The topics will then be explored through a series of relevant case studies. The final session of each module will provide practical tools and guidance for turning the 'theory to practice'.