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Here you can find the latest news from the Institute, including current and coming events. Stay tuned!



HUMLOG and World Humanitarian Forum have signed a partnership agreement

World Humanitarian Forum Partnership Logo

HUMLOG is excited to work with the Forum, which aim is to provide an international platform for the world’s humanitarian community, leaders, NGOs and private sector. The event in London, April 2020 has a wide portfolio of events, nine thematic theatres, three dedicated exhibitions, two conferences, roundtables, workshops and high-level forums.

There will be three side events at the Forum: Aid&Trade brings together major stakeholders working across the Global Aid and the International Development Industry. The International Disaster Management Exhibition (IDME) is an international platform for the world’s disaster management and response community to exchange science, policy, and best practice. Emergency Show London features advancements in products and services for procurement across the Emergency and Blue Light sectors.

HUMLOG is looking forward to disseminate research and learn about current issues in the field and to assure that our research has practical relevance. As we are working with humanitarian organisations, the World Humanitarian Forum will help us establish new relationships as well as strengthen current ones.


The Responsible Organising Conference is back in 2019! The HUMLOG Institute will be running a fun strategic workshop where participants get to play the role of humanitarian logisticians in an emergency setting. Save the date: Tuesday, November 19! More information to come soon here. See you all very soon!

HUMLOG RO Conference


Congratulations to Minchul Sohn who defended his thesis "Humanitarian logistics preparedness for recurring small-scale disasters based on seasonal climate information" on Friday June 29 2019 at Hanken!


Seminar "Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital"

on May 7 from 13:00 to 14:00

at Hanken School of Economics

The seminar consists of a presentation of forthcoming EU project, which will be launched in May 2019. The project is entitled «Builders» (Building European Communities’ Resilience and Social Capital). 

By focusing on protection needs of the most vulnerable individuals, groups and communities , the project will improve the overall resilience of socially disadvantages people against natural and/or man-made hazard, and thereby strengthen the entire society.  The project will study methods, tools, technologies and procedures  applied by people especially susceptible to natural and/or man made hazards  and/or institutions responsible for their protection in order to detect their weaknesses and strengths in mitigating risk exposures  and how they prepare for, react to , overcome and  learn from managing past disasters.
Based on this knowledge , the project will devise and mark pathways from the root-level resilience building in different settings to high-level policy strategies with different application levels designated for resilience building, disaster prevention and a broad enhancement of social capita.

For more information and registration, please send an email to humlog@hanken.fi.


HUMLOG Best theses Award 2019: the results are out! Congratulations to all on the good work! All the information here.

The HUMLOG Institute rewards each year one Master’s and every second year one Doctoral student who have been writing the best theses in Humanitarian Logistics. The topic of the thesis has to relate to humanitarian logistics and supply chain management.


Congratulation to Sabari Ragavendran Prasanna Venkatesan who defended his thesis on "The Relationship between Organisational Culture and Humanitarian Supply Chain Collaboration in Long-Term Aid" on December 14 2018 at Hanken!


Hanken School of Economics and Aalto University Business School are organising EurOMA 2019! The conference will take place from June 17 to June 19. The theme this year is "Operations adding value to Society". More info at www.euroma2019.org. Welcome to Helsinki!


Interested in joining the HUMLOG Institute for 2 weeks to 6 months? Check out our Fellowship Program here.