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Earthquake Research Institute (ERI)
The University of Tokyo

Tokyo
Japan

Outline
ERI employs over 80 top-notch academics (professors, associate professors and research associates) drawn from diverse fields, ranging from seismology to volcanology, geophysics, geochemistry, geology, geodesy, applied mathematics, information science, civil engineering and seismic engineering.

Together with a support staff of 50, 30 visiting researchers and 70 graduate students, we work on advanced researches, technique development, field observations, experiments, theoretical studies, analyses and computer simulations. We promote comprehensive research and education in order to achieve two goals. 1) Scientifically unraveling the various phenomena within the earth and seismic / volcanic activities on our planet, 2) Mitigation of disasters from such phenomena.

The ERI is composed of 4 divisions, 5 centers, and other supporting offices and sections.

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International Water Resources Research Institute
Chungnam National University

Daejon
Korea (Republic of)

Outline

In 2011, the International Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) was established for 1) serving as a center of experts in the water resources field, 2) solving water resource problems, and providing better education, research, planning and community services, 3) assisting public and private interests in the context of conservation, development, and use of water resources in South Korea.

The IWRRI signed MOU with 12 countries to promote education, innovation, leading research, high technology, and public services provided by experts and researchers together with international partners from around the world. The IWRRI are playing an important role in not only interdisciplinary researches but also personal exchange with other countries by producing international students. The IWRRI has research, management, international relationship and public relationship divisions. The mission of our institute is to create an innovative solution satisfying the needs of social and to support the provision of technological challenges of the future.


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Department of Disaster Prevention & Safety Engineering
Kangwon National University

Gangwon-do
Korea (Republic of)

Outline

Kangwon National University is one of ten core national universities located in Chuncheon, the capital of G(K)angwon Province in Korea. Korea has a juridical system with its eight provinces and two metropolitan cities, each of which has one of those core national universities.

1947 Established Chuncheon Provincial Agricultural College (of G(K)angwon Province) -1952 Changed the College name to Chuncheon Agricultural College.

Our ideal education is the realization of education in the spirit of Sil-Sa-Gu-Si(Inquirere Veritatem Ex Praxe), a proverb meaning "seek for the truth from reality, seek for the very truth to enable us to renovate the world as it should be from the world as it is." For the century to come, we will devote ourselves to proliferate knowledge and facts. We will make headway withSil-Sa-Gu-Si to implement a true education.

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Research Center for Disaster-Hazard Resilience (CRC-DHR)
Seoul National University

Gwanak-gu
Korea (Republic of)

Outline

The origin of Seoul National University (SNU) dates back to the late nineteenth century when Korean Emperor Gojong established modern higher education institutions which later became part of SNU.

In 1895 Emperor Gojong issued Imperial Order 49 and established the Legal Training School as the first modern higher education institution in Korea. It turned out 209 graduates including the Martyr Yi Jun.

The Seoul (Hanseong) Normal School, the first modern teacher training school was established in the same year and later became the SNU College of Education.

The Convergence Research Center for Disaster-Hazard Resilience (CRC-DHR) aims at developing a sustainable research infrastructure that will provide cutting-edge solutions for each stage of natural/man-made disasters and hazards in order to maximize the society's disaster-hazard resilience, and producing high-quality human resources for the next-generation convergence research.

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Asia Research Center
National University of Laos (ARC-NUOL)

Vientiane
Lao PDR

Outline

The National University of Laos (NUOL) is a public university in Lao PDR uniting all of the Higher Education Institution to be one university in 1996, it is the first and biggest university in the country. It comprises of 10 academic faculties and 8 centers. It provides undergraduate and postgraduate educational services to the students throughout the country and also overseas students. The academic activities include teaching, research and academic services to the public. Asia Research Center, National University of Laos(ARC-NUOL) was established in August 2002.


 

 
 
 

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Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRE-UKM, University of Kebangsaan

Bangi
Malaysia

Outline

The Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) was established on 1st October 1994 as a multidisciplinary institute within the structure of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. It fulfills the aspirations of the university, as envisioned by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to realise the goal of sustainable development through research and capacity development.

LESTARI was also established to serve as a reference centre capable of dealing with environment and development issues, assisting government in formulating policies based on research of a holistic and balanced kind. The development function is directed towards enhancing human resource capacity through skill development and training, for both government and private sectors.

Under the administrative structure of the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) conducts multidisciplinary disaster related research at various scales, to support knowledge-based decision making on climatic, geological and technological hazards as well as enhance human capital and capacity in Malaysia and the region.

Mission

  • Conduct holistic research on hazards and disasters at national and regional levels
  • Enhance human capital and capacity at national and regional levels, particularly in Southeast Asia
  • Support knowledge-based decision making on climatic, geological and technological hazards

Vision

Leader in innovative research and knowledge sharing on holistic disaster prevention


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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Bangi
Malaysia

Outline

The idea for an institution of higher learning for the Malays was first mooted at the 1903 Rulers' Conference, or Durbar. The Malay intellectual Za'ba, wrote about such a need in the newsletter Lembaga Melayu in 1917.

A movement, and subsequent debates, among Malay intellectuals, for the setting up a university using the Malay language as the medium of instruction in the institution of higher learning was formed in 1923 when another Malay thinker Abdul Kadir Adabi, submitted a memorandum on the matter to the HRH the Sultan of Kelantan. However the effort came to nothing due to many obstacles and resistance from the colonial authorities.


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Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM))

Penang
Malaysia

Outline

Established as the second university in the country in 1969, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was first known as Universiti Pulau Pinang. In 1971, USM moved from its temporary premises at the Malayan Teachers' Training College, Bukit Gelugor to the present 416.6 hectare site at Minden, approximately 9.7 km from Georgetown.

USM offers courses ranging from Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences to Building Science and Technology, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education. These are available at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to approximately 30,000 students at its 17 Academic Schools on the main campus in the island of Penang; 6 Schools at the Engineering Campus in Nibong Tebal (approximately 50km from the main campus); and 3 at the Health Campus in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (approximately 300km from the main campus).

Vision

"Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow"

Mission

USM is a pioneering, transdisciplinary research intensive university that empowers future talents and enables the bottom billions to transform their socio-economic well-being.


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Universiti Tenaga National (UNITEN)

Kajang
Malaysia

Outline

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) is a unique institution, providing academic programmes within our two campuses, Putrajaya Campus and Muadzam Shah Campus.

Our programmes are focused on Engineering, Information Technology, Business Management and related areas. ​​UNITEN not only prepare its graduates to become knowledgeable and competent p​​​​rofessionals, but also to develop them as well-rounded individuals with broad intellectual outlook.

Vision

A leading global energy university that shapes a sustainable future

Mission​

We strive to advance knowledge and learning experience through research and innovation that will best serve human society


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Centre for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (COEI)
Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM)

Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Outline

COEI was formally known as the Coastal and Offshore Engineering Institute. The rebranding of COEI was formalized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2015 under a university wide restructuring of research centers and faculties. COEI was first established in 1990 as a pioneer R&D research centre in Malaysia that specialize in coastal and offshore engineering.

It is one of the five research centres (RC) that forms the Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE) in UTM. As a member of RISE, COEI works very closely with other member RCs whose niche areas are all related to sustainable environment and sustainable processes.

COEI has developed a few innovative products related to coastal erosion protection and engineered reef system such as the Sine Slab, Hydrocheese, Stepfloat and Artgrass. Many of these products has been in employed throughout the country either as prototype application or field test systems. COEI has wide experience in hydraulic studies and hydrodynamic simulation of coastal processes with over 60 consultancy works on record and over 20 research projects. Clients include port authorities and port operators, the Marine Department, PETRONAS Carigali, Drainage and Irrigation Dept, private developers and other engineering consultants needing specialized services in coastal engineering.

Our present interest now are on climate change effects, primarily sea level rise, extreme coastal storms, coastal floods and tsunamis. We were responsible for completing the first tsunami modelling study for Malaysia, after the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami event and pioneer application of the coastal vulnerability index (CVI) in Malaysia as a means to classify and assess coastlines risks to sea level rise that would help future planning and strategy. Another research area that COEI embark on are mangrove adaptation to sea level rise and marine eco-system regeneration.

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Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Research Institute for Systainable Environment
Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM)

Johor
Malaysia

Outline

The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA) was founded in 1994, formerly known as the Institute of Environmental and Water Resource Management. IPASA is one of the research centres that has been established under the umbrella of Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE). It is an interdisciplinary centre, which integrates expertise in various fields at UTM to work with problems related to environment.

The Centre undertakes both basic and applied research in providing practical and sustainable solutions in environmental related areas. The current research areas include flood mitigation, flood modelling, climate change impact, green technology, life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon and water footprints, water and wastewater treatment technology, integrated water resources management, urban runoff management, waste recovery and water reuse. These researches are funded by public and private agencies and some are carried out in collaboration with researchers from other countries such as Japan, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Cambodia.


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Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT)
Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM)

Johor
Malaysia

Outline

The idea to initiate the Japanese-type education in Malaysia was borne and agreed by both Malaysia and Japan during the course of ASEAN + 3 Summit Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam by the then prime ministers Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad and Junichiro Koizumi respectively.

The idea was further deliberated through a series of meetings and discussions by both government officials. Both parties agreed to a technology-based university.



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Diaster Management Institute (DMI)
Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Kedah
Malaysia

Outline

Disaster Management Institute (DMI) was established in August 2016 as one of the School Center of Excellence (SCoE) institutes to spearhead the disaster management research capability of the school and to collaborate with related agencies and universities that have common interest in disaster management research areas. Disaster Management Institute focuses its research mainly on three important phases in the disaster management cycles; the pre disaster phase

(preparedness,mitigation and early warning), during disaster phase (response such as evacuation, control room and others) and post disaster phase (recovery, rehabilitation, reconstruction and development, risk on damaging properties and others). The institute concentrates on high impact disaster management research by aligning to the university's niche areas through collaborating with related private companies, government agencies, local and international universities. Since the expertise of DMI is providing education by creating awareness and disaster resilience, another niche area for the institute is to educate communities, which include public including business communities, school, non-profit organization and other interested parties. Hence, for developing the capacity building in the disaster management field, the institute would invite any interested parties to co organize conference, training, executive courses and also other academia activities related to managing disaster.


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Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Mohamadia
University of Hassan II of Casablanca

Casablanca
Morocco

Outline

Establsihed in 1975, University of Hassan II of Casablanca is a public university locatin in Casablanca, Morocco. There are over 24,000 total students, including local and foreign. Full-time faculty teachers and professors are over eleven hundred, making it the third largest university in Morocco. Official staff total 850 people.


The Faculty of Sciences and Techniques-Mohammadia (FSTM), part of Hassan II University of Casablanca, belongs also to a network of eight Faculties of Sciences and Techniques (FST) throughout Morocco whose main vocation is academic training in science and technology. The FSTM, located in an area with strong industrial activity, and a vulnerable coastal area. Indeed the city of Mohammedia, and its wider region, namely Casablanca-Settat are facing important risks of floods and erosion. Probabilistic risk assessments for the entire country reveal that floods, earthquakes and tsunamis are expected to cost on average USD 500 million annually, of which flooding constitutes the biggest part. The main disaster risks in Morocco are floods and droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis, coastal erosion and sea level rise.sources.

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Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico

México, D.F.
Mexico

Outline
In June 1943, the University Council approved the creation of the Institute of Geography, which began its activities in Palma street number 9 in the Historic center of Mexico City. In 1954 it moved to Ciudad Universitaria (CU), a former adjoining the Tower of Sciences, Humanities Tower today-II and in 1975 was changed within the same University City, the Circuit of Scientific Research building.

The Institute of Geography has played a major role in university and national scientific development to give rise to the Center for Research in Environmental Geography (CIGA), Campus Morelia, created in August 2007.

The Institute of Geography is the oldest and largest of its kind in central Mexico, currently its structure consists of three departments (Economic Geography, Physical Geography and Social Geography), a Laboratory Geospatial Analysis (LAGE), a Section Editorial (SE ) and two support units (Unit -UTI- Information Technology and Library which has more than 35,000 titles and houses the most comprehensive and important collection of the country in the field of geography, as well as one of the best map libraries, consisting of more than 20,000 documents).

They have been directors of the Institute Rita M. C. Llergo and Seoane Lopez (1943-1964), Dr. Consuelo Soto Mora (1964-1971), Dr. Maria Teresa Gutiérrez MacGregor (1971-1977), the .. Mr. Ruben Lopez Recendez (1977-1983), Dr. Maria Teresa Gutiérrez MacGregor-in his second period- (1983-1989), Dr. Román Álvarez Béjar (1989-1997, two four-year terms), the Dr. José Luis Palacio Prieto (1997-2003), Dr. Adrian Guillermo Aguilar Martínez (2004-2008), Dr. Irasema Alcantara Ayala (2008-2012) and currently Dr. José Omar Moncada Maya 2012 to date .

The mission of IgG National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is to carry out and disseminate, both basic and applied, scientific research geographical nature aimed at knowledge of the territory and its natural, social and economic resources, considering its current use and potential. Its main object of study is the geographical space and the different forms of organization of the constituent elements, both physical and socioeconomic.



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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Kathmandu
Nepal

Outline

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas -

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan - and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people.

ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.

We support regional transboundary programmes through partnership with regional partner institutions, facilitate the exchange of experience, and serve as a regional knowledge hub. We strengthen networking among regional and global centres of excellence. Overall, we are working to develop an economically and environmentally sound mountain ecosystem to improve the living standards of mountain populations and to sustain vital ecosystem services for the billions of people living downstream now, and for the future.

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Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Patan
Nepal

Outline

Nepal being the landlocked country in the northern hemisphere and sandwiched between two Asian giants: China and India, has the glory of having world's highest mountain- Sagarmatha (Everest) and being the birth place of Lord Buddha- Light of Asia. The beauty of the country is extreme diversity within close proximity of topography, ecology, flora and fauna.

Owing to the topography and people, Nepal has rich cultural heritage. Visualizing the economy, Nepal is in the process of transformation. The concern now is the development of the country and prosperity of the people. Prosperity is not only the material well-being; it is building capacity of the people with rights and responsibility.

Institute of Engineering (IOE) visioned to be instrumental to achieve this national goal of prosperity of the country and the people. This can be done by producing capable and competitive engineering graduates. Engineering education has two dimension; skill developing and capital formation. Both are equally important for the economic growth of the country. As the world is moving towards knowledge based economy, all the nations are entering into 'global skill race'. In this race, education knowledge and skills are assuming ever-greater importance. Understanding this essence, IOE is striving to move forward with market relevant programs and research works.


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GNS Science

Lower Hutt
New Zealand

Outline
We are New Zealand's leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. We apply our scientific knowledge from the atomic to the planetary scale to create wealth, protect the environment, and improve the safety of people.

Since 1865 we have demonstrated scientific excellence in a country that straddles two tectonic plates, where earthquakes were first associated with geological faulting, and whose first Nobel Laureate, Ernest Rutherford, saw that radioactive isotopes could be used for geological dating.

Today, we continue these investigations, from the atomic to the planetary scale. These activities are expressed through our Māori name, Te Pū Ao, which means "the foundation, origin, and source of the world".

We are proud of our 140-year-old heritage inherited from New Zealand Geological Survey [1865-1990], DSIR Geophysics Division [1951-1990], Institute of Nuclear Sciences [1959-1992], and DSIR Geology and Geophysics [1990-1992].

In 1992, Crown Research Institutes (CRI) were established by the New Zealand Government.

While our registered company name remains the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited, in 2006 we re-branded to become GNS Science.


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German University of Technology Oman

Muscat
Sultanate of Oman

Outline
The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) strives to become a leading university of technology in Oman and the wider region, thus defining the highest standards in education, research and innovation.

GUtech provides students with the education required to become highly qualified and socially responsible graduates, guided by German
excellence in science and technology with a firm grounding in Oman`s culture and heritage. The University fosters creative and critical thinking to advance research and development and, through this, aims at serving society as a whole.

GUtech is committed to ethical principles in all of its undertakings. In particular, the University welcomes students and employees from both genders, all ethnic, geographical, cultural and religious backgrounds. The University encourages association in peace and with tolerance, and welcomes further intercultural exchange between Oman and Germany.


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Partnerships in Environmental Management for Seas of East Asia

Quezon City
Philippines

Outline
Recognizing the importance and urgency in addressing the environmental challenges and in moving toward sustainable development of the Seas of East Asia, the 2006 Haikou Partnership Agreement established PEMSEA as the region's coordinating mechanism for the implementation the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA).

PEMSEA carries out this mandate through these operating mechanisms:

East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress

Held every three years, the Congress serves as an intellectual melting pot of the various stakeholders, partners and collaborators, and is an opportunity to share knowledge and monitor the progress of the SDS-SEA programmes and projects.

Among the various events of the Congress are a Ministerial Forum and an International Conference. The Ministerial Forum is a venue for providing policy directions and commitments related to SDS-SEA implementation, while the International Conference conducts knowledge exchange activities and discussions targeted at specific sectors' issues, while promoting priority programmes and various mechanisms and encouraging corporateresponsibility the business community.


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