Master of Advanced Studies
in Humanitarian Logistics and Management


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TEN questions to Paul Ekeya Otwani – MASHLM 10 (2019-2020) participant
April 24, 2020

Paul Ekeya Otwani started his career in his home country Kenya as a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) & Construction Logistician, implementing WASH in Health Structures on various topics, such as Water Supply, Sanitation, Hygiene, Wastewater Management, Infection Prevention and Control Infrastructure, Vector Control and Health Care...

Humanitarian Insights - 3 December 2019
December 1, 2019

18:00 - 19:00

Blue Room - Executive Center USI

Building on his experience in health care management and public health, Mr. Bolla will discuss how discrete event simulation can be used to address operational issues in Operating Theatres (OT) and Emergency Departments (ED) that may arise during catastrophic events.

Humanitarian Insights - 14 October 2019
October 14, 2019

18:00 - 19:00

Room A11

Whether it is water specialists, construction experts or mediators that are needed, Switzerland has some 700 experts who can be deployed in humanitarian crises or catastrophes all over the world. Join us to take a closer look at this very special unit of Switzerland’s humanitarian aid.


Making it to the ICRC
August 5, 2019

Elena has gone from working in the volatile banking industry during the financial crisis to reassessing her priorities and embarking on a new life that fits her personal values. She currently works for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and is excited about the next phase of her career and working in the humanitarian sector. 

Lean Recruitment: MASHLM graduate makes an impact by reducing recruitment lead-time by more than 70%
June 26, 2019

Recruitment delays can result in life-threatening situations. Humanitarian organizations providing relief to victims in emergencies need to react swiftly and decisively to ensure that they can effectively alleviate suffering. 

MASHLM graduate earns international award for thesis on optimizing the transport network of an international humanitarian organization in Yemen
May 13, 2019

Ramin Satary, graduated from USI MASHLM in 2018 and worked with the Red Cross International Committee for 10 years. His thesis on optimizing the transport network of an international humanitarian organization in Yemen received a prestigious international recognition by the HUMLOG Institute. 

Why do food and other donations lay idle while people suffer in the aftermath of a disaster?
April 30, 2019

The public blames humanitarian organizations, who are inappropriately called inefficient, corrupt, and wasteful.  

22 Humanitarian Professionals are now MASHLM 09 Graduates!
September 24, 2018

Twenty-two humanitarian professionals earned their Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management degrees from the Faculty of Economics at USI Università  della  Svizzera  italiana  at the graduation ceremony held in the Lugano campus Auditorium, on September 6, 2018.

No Risk no Sustainability: Social Impact Bonds pay for success!
August 31, 2018

Explore the concept of Social Investing and learn how to develop Social Impact Bonds for development programs. 

Pablo Suarez
Humanitarian Insights - 28 August
August 28, 2018

Learn how linking science, art and humanitarian practice can help advance innovations in climate risk management.