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Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management Studies
Charles Darwin University


Contact Person:Dr. Akhilesh Surjan


The Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management Studies (HEDM) program at the Charles Darwin University (CDU) delivers advanced, globally competitive knowledge and practical skills to students from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. The program is situated at the door-step of the Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world.

Through our degree programs and research, students learn how to approach disaster, emergency and community risks holistically. Teaching is informed by CDU's strong relationships with nationally and internationally respected industry and research partners. Interactive lectures are delivered by some of the world's leading experts in the discipline. Most of the courses are available in-campus and online.

HEDM offers an interdisciplinary research program that deals with human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster and environmental risks and climate change adaptation. The potential research supervisors are world-class scholars in their field of research. Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at the Charles Darwin University covers the degrees of Masters by Research (MRes) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). HDR students engage in a supervised research project that demonstrates their ability to make a contribution to knowledge in a chosen field of study.

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