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Humanitarian Logistics

Humanitarian Logistics

Code: SCM3LF108
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semesters 4 - 6
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Specialisation Studies
Course type: elective

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes
You understand what businesses can learn from the super-efficient humanitarian supply chains. You will gain a logistics perspective to humanitarian emergencies. You can identify key challenges of organizing the aid logistics before, during and after humanitarian disasters. You are able to list the benefits and practices of disaster preparedness.


  • differences between humanitarian and business supply chains
  • humanitarian supply chains
  • disaster preparedness

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Co-operation and cases from NGO's.

Humanitarian logistics as a field is global. Multicultural teams.

Course formats
Contact and distant sessions or virtual course or project course or intensive course.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
A link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher(s)
Eeva Aarnio, Soile Kallinen

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.