The University of Management and Technology (UMT) was established in 1990 and has evolved into a premier institution of higher education in the country. Recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan as a "W4" category (highest rank) university, UMT distinguishes itself with 400+ full-time faculty members including more than 200+ PhDs, 26,000+ alumni and 25,000+ students from Pakistan and various countries around the globe. The Center for Disaster Management established under the ambit of University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan has been mandated to lead research and education in the field of Disaster Management in Pakistan.
The scope of the Center for Disaster Management at UMT is to support the public sector, emergency services, industry and communities by providing capacity building, specialized knowledge, skill development and conducting collaborative research in disaster management in order to meet the targets under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the UNSDGs in order to build a more resilient society.
Center for Disaster Management at UMT is the flagship Center in knowledge and skill development in disaster preparedness, mitigation, and risk management. The Center builds upon the synergy of existing faculties within UMT for research in cross-cutting themes in disaster management, and includes experts in various aspects of disaster policy, management, risk reduction and sustainable development.
The Center is also linked with the School of Governance and Society at UMT and is offering undergraduate program "BS in Disaster Management"; related graduate-level programs in DRR and DRM are also in the planning phase.