Learn how to manage the logistics of providing humanitarian relief. Whether it’s people suffering, goods needing to be delivered, reduced communications infrastructures, or major disruption of physical infrastructure, humanitarian organisations work by providing assistance to global crises as quickly and effectively as possible.
On this course, you’ll learn how humanitarian relief is provided and explore the logistical concepts and principles that are applied in humanitarian operations.
You’ll consider the importance of supply chain management and recognise how contextual differences alter the requirements of logistics management during aid operations.
- Humanitarian logistics and humanitarian supply chains
- Logistics services
- Risk and resilience
- Sustainability issues
- Future trends
Diego Vega is Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, esp. Humanitarian Logistics and Deputy Director of the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics.
Gyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, and founding Director of the HUMLOG Institute.
Hanken School of Economics is a leading internationally accredited Finnish university with operations in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland. It is one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries, with over 100 years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. The research is of a high standard and constitutes the foundation of all teaching.
Hanken has some 2,500 students representing more than 40 nationalities, adding to its already multi-lingual study environment. Hanken promotes openness among students and staff and its professors are available to give support and guidance. Its students are a tight-knit group and social ties are strengthened through the activities of the student union SHS.
Hanken has more than 13,500 alumni, working in leading positions in more than 70 different countries. The alumni are highly competitive and appreciated on the job market and 95% have a job within three months of graduation. In addition to getting a high-quality degree, Hanken alumni become part of a lifelong network with excellent opportunities for both professional and personal development.
Hanken works in close cooperation with the business world and society in order to bring corporate relevance to both research and education. Through its efficient corporate connections, Hanken’s students have excellent contacts to prospective employers.
FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)
Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.
Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.
FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.