Croucher Summer Course – Research Methodology for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (Scholarship Available) | Diplomacy Opportunities

With the generous support from the Croucher Foundation, CCOUC has been organizing biennial research methodology training in the field of disaster and humanitarian crisis since 2013. This five days residential course aims at equipping and inspiring postgraduate students, early careers researchers and experienced practitioners or policy makers with practical knowledge on research methodology for disaster and medical humanitarian response.


3- 7 July 2017


Hong Kong


Training on selected topics in disaster and humanitarian settings:

  • Principles of research design;
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Latest research methodology development (e.g. Big data initiative in supporting research);
  • Key hot topics in disaster and humanitarian settings (e.g. Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals);
  • From research to practice: implementation and application of field research setting

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The Course targets the following cohorts demonstrating keen research interest in disaster and humanitarian context:

  • Post-graduates (health & non-health sectors), with preference given to doctoral degree holders;
  • Early career researchers;
  • Experienced practitioners and policy-makers with research responsibility.


Learn from well known experts from:

  • Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC);
  • WHO Thematic Platform for Health, Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Research Group;
  • Key hot topics like Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals;
  • UNISDR Asia Science, Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG);
  • Harvard TH Chen School of Public Health

And network with peers to further develop research collaboration. 


The course fee is of a total of HKD 4,000. It covers training materials, coffee breaks and accommodation. A limited scholarship is available for outstanding candidates to cover the course fees and/or transportation expenses. Selection will be made based primarily on candidates’ profile.


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Deadline: 16 April 2017.

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