The transport network in Europe is facing severe and frequent disruptions due to the dynamic geo-political situation in the region as well as the aftereffects of climate change. The EU Horizon project ReMuNet (Resilient Multimodal Transport Networks) is focused on improving the resilience of the transport network considering alternate routing options and identifying disruptions and ways to mitigate their effects.
When the humanitarian situation deteriorates for a population that is cut off from the outside world, there are frequently calls for humanitarian aid to be delivered from the air. In 2016, a petition to the UK parliament to air-drop life-saving aid into Syrian cities gained nearly 150,000 signatures. In October 2023, questions have been asked about humanitarian air drops for Gaza to help people cut off from deliveries of food, water, medicines, and other essentials.
Writing a master’s thesis can be an overall experience that demands a major share of the writer’s mental capacity. Then, one beautiful day, the thesis is ready and submitted for grading. This can cause a feeling of emptiness and arouse questions like: what’s next. One possible answer is to share the thesis’ results with an audience. A great way for this is in a scientific conference.
Climate refugees. These are people who are displaced, who have been forced to leave their homes due to the effect of climate change on the environment. I have heard of this term in passing a number of times, but have not thought much about it until lately. I have heard about it a great deal the past few months.
Last week, the HUMLOG Institute Celebrate 15 Years of Bridging Research and Practice. Having engaged with projects, humanitarian organizations, and institutions the world over, this event brought an international presence of researchers, practictioners, and stakeholders to the halls of Hanken for a day discussing the past, present, and future of Humanitarian Logistics.
From uncertainty to security and compassion: people and organisations in the face of ongoing War in Ukraine
Anna Dziuba, Ph.D. Associate postdoctoral researcher at the HUMLOG Institute We started interviews with displaced persons from the Ukraine conflict in the Fall of 2022. The conflict itself has highlighted [...]
Qifeng Yan Doctoral Researcher at HUMLOG Institute The allegedly ground-breaking artificial intelligence Chat GPT has attracted wide attention in the recent months. Many seek to find ways to make the [...]
Sonja Saari Doctoral Researcher at the HUMLOG Institute Cold chain logistics is part of our everyday life. If you buy a frozen pizza from a grocery store, there is cold [...]
HUMLOG Institute participated in the “Crisis Management Now” event in Wanha Satama – reflections on humanitarian logistics and crisis management
Dr. Aino Ruggiero, Dr. Diego Vega, and Dr. Wojciech Piotrowicz in their panel discussion. Picture Credits: Konsta Partanen Dr. Aino Ruggiero Postdoctoral researcher at the HUMLOG Institute The HUMLOG Institute [...]
On 10th-11th November, Claire Louise Travers attended the 15th EurOMA Journal Publishing Workshop, hosted at the ESADE Business School is Barcelona. EurOMA is the European Operations Management Association, an international network of academics and a professional non-profit association managed by EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management). Claire is a doctoral researcher focusing on localisation of humanitarian aid provision, specifically the use of local procurement and local manufacturing in emergency response programming.
By Lauri Aaltonen Hanken Master's Alumnus Procurement Planner in the Finnish Defense Forces As I write this blog entry, I have already graduated from Hanken MSc. In the closing phase [...]
Ukraine Crisis: why you should donate for humanitarian logistics in the construction sector rather than sending supplies.
6.7.2022 By Dr. Bashar Khoury Humanitarian logistician with Syrian Operations Humanitarian logistics in the construction logistics sector, or Humanitarian Construction Logistics (HCL), comprises the planning, the coordination, and the supervision [...]
13.4.2022 By Mimmi Pöysti Research Coordinator at the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research (HUMLOG) Institute at Hanken School of Economics Postdoctoral researcher Amin Maghsoudi explaining at the seminar titled [...]
16.03.2022 By Mimmi Pöysti Project Coordinator at the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research (HUMLOG) Institute at Hanken School of Economics Does donating all of your old clothes really help [...]
16.12.2021 By Amin Maghsoudi Postdoctoral Researcher at the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research (HUMLOG) Institute at Hanken School of Economics. The number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) [...]
An overview of the complexity, constraints, and evolution of MSF global supply chain operations – A personal decade-based opinion
01.11.2021 By Diego Flores MSF Head of Mission and International HUMLOG Institute practitioner fellow. Bangui Central Warehouse OCA, Diego Flores I started working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) almost accidentally [...]
15.7.2021 By Dr. Motjaba Salem The HUMLOG Institute's Board Award Doctoral Honorary mention 2021. During 2020-2021, multiple waves of the infectious Coronavirus stormed across Europe, Asia, Latin American, and Africa [...]
07.05.2021 Nari Lee and Gyöngyi Kovács Intellectual property law has never been far from the international politics. With pandemic raging still in 2021 and the rise of vaccine nationalism, political [...]
30.04.2021 Andries Heyns is a postdoctoral project researcher at the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute. In this blog post he shares his ten-week experience as a Geographic Information [...]
16.04.2021 Matthew Kern is a Masters student in the Humanitarian Logistics track and in this blog entry he shares his experience as a Logistics and Procurement Intern with LWF News [...]
26.03.2021 Written by: Amin Maghsoudi - Postdoctoral Researcher at the HUMLOG Institute for Cash and/or Carry Project supported by Academy of Finland Humanitarian assistance comes normally in forms of delivery [...]
22.12.2020 By Russell Harpring, PhD Candidate at the HUMLOG Institute “Quédate en casa”, or “Stay at home”, is the mantra of the information campaign led by the Mexican Government to [...]
(by the team of the HUMLOG Institute: Ioanna Falagara Sigala, Gyöngyi Kovács, Amin Maghsoudi, Wojciech Piotrowicz, Isabell Storsjö, Diego Vega) As various COVID-19 vaccines are in the making, there is [...]
26.10.2020 By Félicia Saïah, PhD Candidate at the HUMLOG Institute "Supply chain," "health emergency," and "critical inventories" are some of the terms that have been popularized through the current pandemic. [...]
30.09.2020 Diego Vega, PhD. Deputy Director, The HUMLOG Institute Supply and Logistics is a critical technology capability that is required for humanitarian emergency operations. Many of the 71 million forcibly [...]
28.08.2020 By Brenda de Farias Oliveira Cardoso, Honorary mentioned in The HUMLOG Institute’s Best Thesis Award 2020 Supervisor: Adriana Leiras | Co-supervisor: Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha I am a researcher at [...]
09.07.2020 By Sonja Saari, Honorary mentioned in The HUMLOG Institute’s Best Thesis Award 2020 I’m Sonja Saari, a recent M.Sc. graduate from Hanken School of Economics with the major subject [...]
10.06.2020 By Krichelle Medel, Winner of The HUMLOG Institute's Best Thesis Award 2020 I am Krichelle Medel, this year’s winner of HUMLOG Best Thesis Award. I am an MPhil degree [...]
11.05.2020 By Joseph Sarkis, PhD, Professor at Foisie School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA and HUMLOG International Research Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Finland & Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko [...]