Certificate program "International Humanitarian Assistance"

The aim of the certificate program "International Humanitarian Assistance" is to convey in-depth and complementary knowledge as well as skills in humanitarian aid.

Short Facts

Certificate of the University of Vienna
2 semester
15 ECTS Credits


The certificate program includes the following lectures. The reference to the Modules indicate in which part of the continuing education (master's) program these lectures will be held in.

Lecture ECTS Credits Type
From Module 3: Risk Prevention and Mitigation Strategies    
Strategic, Tactical and Operational Disaster Management (on a National and International Scale) 2 VO
State-wide Disaster Prevention and Risk Governance (Models and Control Mechanisms) 4 SE
From Module 4: Response and Recovery    
European Civil Protection Mechanism 3 UE
From Module 7a: Humanitarian Aid    
Fundamentals of Disaster Logistics, Actors and Missions of Humanitarian Aid  based on Case Studies and Simulation Exercises 3 VU
From Module 7e: International, European and Austrian Legislation concerning Risk Prevention and Disaster Management    
International, European and Austrian Laws on Risk Prevention and Disaster Management 3 VU

 *changes may still apply

Course Types:

  • VO - Vorlesung (Lecture without continuous assessment, attendance not compulsory)
  • VU - Vorlesung mit Übungscharakter (Lecture with Exercises, attendance compulsory)
  • UE - Übung (Exercises, attendance compulsory)
  • SE - Seminar (attendance compulsory)