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Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management Studies
Charles Darwin University


Contact Person:Dr. Akhilesh Surjan


The Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management Studies (HEDM) program at the Charles Darwin University (CDU) delivers advanced, globally competitive knowledge and practical skills to students from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. The program is situated at the door-step of the Asia-Pacific, the most disaster-prone region in the world.

Through our degree programs and research, students learn how to approach disaster, emergency and community risks holistically. Teaching is informed by CDU's strong relationships with nationally and internationally respected industry and research partners. Interactive lectures are delivered by some of the world's leading experts in the discipline. Most of the courses are available in-campus and online.

HEDM offers an interdisciplinary research program that deals with human dimensions of natural hazards, disaster and environmental risks and climate change adaptation. The potential research supervisors are world-class scholars in their field of research. Higher Degree by Research (HDR) at the Charles Darwin University covers the degrees of Masters by Research (MRes) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). HDR students engage in a supervised research project that demonstrates their ability to make a contribution to knowledge in a chosen field of study.

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Humanitarian Engineering Lab
RMIT University


Contact Person: Dr. Spyros Schismenos


RMIT University (officially the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia. It is a global university with campuses in Australia, Vietnam and Spain. It offers a number of programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. It collaborates with communities and universities in the Asia-Pacific and other regions through the Disaster Research Network.

RMIT's Disaster Research Network addresses the increasing need for research, innovation, and partnership to support disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery in Australia and internationally. Drawing together over 80 researchers from a broad range of disciplines, the RMIT Disaster Research Network takes a multi-disciplinary approach to disaster research, working together with practitioners and communities to strengthen resilience and research impact. The Network provides our partners with easy access to research expertise and opportunities to collaborate. The Network also enables a coordinated and timely response to calls for research capability and facilitates industry-academia events.

Affiliate members of the Centre also conduct relevant research in the fields of engineering, public health, nursing, journalism/media, psychology, education, anthropology, human geography and the broader social sciences.

The Centre has extensive experience in the translation of research and science into effective policy recommendations and action.

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