Humanitarian Institute


Humanitarian Institute

The Global Challenge of a UCL Humanitarian Institute

The UCL Humanitarian Institute aims to mobilise UCL’s research, expertise and teaching to impact global humanitarian challenges and to promote education for global citizenship and the connected curriculum at UCL, through co-produced programmes spanning natural, social, engineering and medical sciences, the built environment, humanities, laws and ethics, creating a global university champion for the UK and aspiring to the vision of UCL 2034.

The UCL Humanitarian Institute operates from the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. It is led by Professor Peter Sammonds (p.sammonds@ucl.ac.uk) and Dr Rosanna Smith (rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk). You can also contact us at humanitarian-info@ucl.ac.uk

News & Events

UCL Second Humanitarian Summit on 19th June 2018

 We invite the UCL community, our partners, collaborators and others with humanitarian interests to join us for the second UCL Humanitarian Summit. Register now (see button at end of page).

Launch of Evening Conference Series on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 20th October 2017, the UCL Humanitarian Institute launched an evening conference series on the UN SDGs, with the inaugural conference on Sustainable Development in the Himalaya. The event featured presentations by researchers from the University of Jammu (Professor G.M. Bhat, Dr M. Hafeez, Dr N. Hakhoo), UCL (Professor P. Sammonds), Jindal Global University (Dr J. Field) and ENI Upstream & Technical Services (Dr J. Craig). Approximately 90 people attended the event, including a delegation from Jammu University, UCL academic and research staff, UCL students, and representatives from humanitarian and commercial organisations with interests in sustainable development in the Himalaya.