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Air strike in Gaza

Afghan worker (credit Jolyon Leslie/Aga Khan Trust for Culture)


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Reconstruction of a school in Iraq


Welcome to the PRDU

... an international centre of excellence for the study of post-conflict societies and their recovery.

Current Research

NSP - PRDU is working closely with a local research partner, Tadbeer Consulting, on a World Bank funded evaluation of the largest development programme in Afghanistan, the National Solidarity Programme (NSP).

Education in Conflict & Emergencies

A joint programme of research and advanced learning between the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at the University of York.



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MA, MSc & PhD Courses

MA in Post-war Recovery Studies

MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies  


A variety of scholarships are available for our MA and PhD courses - click here for more information.

Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-Conflict Recovery

The PRDU is very pleased to announce a forthcoming book series edited by Dr. Kenneth Bush and Dr. Sansom Milton entitled Palgrave Critical Studies in Post-conflict Recovery. This new series seeks to consolidate and galvanise our thinking about, and responses to, the unique challenges and possibilities within the post-conflict period.

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York Accord seeks international support for universities caught up in conflict

Posted on Thursday 13 August 2015

Our researchers are working with the Brookings Doha Center in an international drive to understand and protect the needs of higher education institutions caught in the crossfire of armed conflict.

Working Papers

Working Paper 8‌‌

To view the latest working paper in the series click on image above.