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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

A Retrospective Study on the Evolution and Impact of MIAD- Multi-Input Area Development Approach, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan 2004-2014

PRDU is working closely with a local research partner,  Tadbeer Consulting, on an Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) funded evaluation of a 10 year development programme in Badakhshan province in Afghanistan. 

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 & PhD Courses

MA in Post-war Recovery Studies

PhD in Post-war Recovery Studies  ‌


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

Working Papers

The Internationalization of Post-Conflict Justice, Rewriting the rules for humanitarians‌‌

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Latest News

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.