The Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) was launched in 1994 as a contribution to professional training in the field of humanitarian aid. The project was initiated by the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO), the body which finances humanitarian actions worldwide on behalf of the European Union and its member states.
Organised under the auspices of the Socrates-Erasmus programme of postgraduate exchanges in the European Union, the programme is currently supported by the Directorate General for Education and Culture and is taught at the following seven universities:
In addition, the NOHA Network includes a number of oversea partner universities. European students may spend a part of the fourth component (third term) in one of these partner universities: