Hazards and Disaster Research Centers in Asia

This page includes a listing of university-based hazards and disaster research centers, organized alphabetically and by UN subregion in Asia.

Central Asia

Center/Institute University Country
Mountain Societies Research Institute (MSRI) University of Central Asia Tajikistan

Eastern Asia

Center/Institute University Country
Strategy and Risk Research Center (中国科学技术大学战略与风险管理研究中心) University of Science and Technology of China China
Local Risk Management Research Center (华南理工大学地方风险治理研究中心) South China University of Technology China
South China Hazards Center (广州大学南方灾害研究中心) Guangzhou University China
Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response The Chinese University of Hong Kong China
China Research Center for Emergency Management Wuhan University of Technology China
Center for Risk, Disaster & Crisis Management Nanjing University China
Natural Disaster Research Institute Northeast Normal University China
Risk and Emergency Management Research Center (山东大学风险治理与应急管理研究中心) Shandong University China
Crisis and Emergency Management Center (国务学院危机(应急)管理研究中心) Fudan University China
Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment Chinese Academy of Sciences China
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering (SKLH) Sichuan University China
Center for Weather Climate and Disaster Research (WCDR) National Taiwan University China
Tainan Hydraulics Laboratory (THL) National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU) China
Center for Crisis Management and Research Tsinghua University China
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEP) Beijing Institute of Technology China
Center for Social Risk Assessment in China Tsinghua University China
Disaster Prevention Research Center (DPRC) National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU) China
Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Sichuan University China
Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research Chinese Academy of Sciences China
Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Natural Disaster Beijing Normal University China
New Risk Management Research Center (北方工业大学新兴风险治理研究院) North China University of Technology China
The Key Laboratory of Coastal Disaster and Defence Hohai University China
The State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology Beijing Normal University China
The State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection Chengdu University of Technology China
The Advanced Disaster Prevention Engineering Center (ADPEC) Nagoya Institute of Technology Japan
Research Center for Potential Development of Disaster Prevention (PDDP) Akita University Japan
Disaster Prevention Research Institute Kyoto University Japan
Regional Disaster Prevention Center (区域防灾中心) Iwate University Japan
Research Institute for Natural Hazards & Disaster Recovery Niigata University Japan
Disaster Prevention Research Center for Island Regions University of the Ryukyus Japan
International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) Tohoku University Japan
Tsunami Engineering Laboratory Disaster Control Research Center (part of IRIDeS) Tohoku University Japan
Center for Integrated Disaster Information Research (CIDIR) The University of Tokyo Japan
Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE) Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
Center of Environmental Science and Disaster Mitigation for Advanced Research (CEDAR) Muroran Institute of Technology Japan
Disaster Process Engineering Lab The University of Tokyo Japan
Disaster Risk Reduction Research Center Kyushu University Japan
Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) The University of Tokyo Japan
Frontier Research Center for Natural Disaster Mitigation Ritsumeikan University Japan
Implementation Research and Education System Center for Reducing Disaster Risk Kumamoto University Japan
Institute of Disaster Area Revitalization, Regrowth and Governance (IDiARRG) Kwansei Gakuin University Japan
Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage Ritsumeikan University Japan
Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology Kanazawa University Japan
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) The University of Tokyo Japan
Research and Education Center for Natural Hazards Kagoshima University Japan
The Center for Disaster Management Informatics Research (CDMIR) Ehime University Japan
The Crisis and Security Management Research Center Kagawa University Japan
The Research Center for Urban Safety and Security (RCUSS) Kobe University Japan
The Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM) Kyushu University Japan
The Research and Development Center of Fire and Environmental Safety (RDFES) University of Kitakyushu Japan
Institute for Disaster Studies (KIDS) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea
International Water Resources Research Institute (IWRRI) Chungnam National University South Korea
Research Center for Disaster-Hazard Resilience (CRC-DHR) Seoul National University (SNU) South Korea

South-eastern Asia

Center/Institute University Country
Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center (TDMRC) Syiah Kuala University Indonesia
Disaster Research and Response Center Universitas Indonesia Indonesia
Health Research Center for Crisis and Disaster Universitas Indonesia Indonesia
Center for Coastal Rehabilitation and Disaster Mitigation Studies (CoREM) Diponegoro University Indonesia
Laboratory on Regional Development and Environmental Management (LAREDEM) Diponegoro University Indonesia
Research Center for Disaster Mitigation Institute of Technology Bandung Indonesia
Asia Research Center National University of Laos Laos
The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia
Disaster Management Institute (DMI) Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Malaysia
Natural Disasters Research Unit Universiti Malaysia Sabah Malaysia
Geo Disaster Research Centre (I-GEO) Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
The Centre for Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia
The Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia
Centre for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (COEI) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia
Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center (DPPC) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Malaysia
Center for Resilient Philippines National University Philippines
Mindanao Center for Resiliency (MCR) Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Philippines
Resilience Institute University of the Philippines Philippines
The National Hydraulic Research Center (NHRC) University of the Philippines Philippines
Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Earth Observatory of Singapore Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management Nanyang Technological University Singapore
Andaman Environment and Natural Disaster Research Center (ANED) Prince of Songkla University Thailand
Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand

Southern Asia

Center/Institute University Country
Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER) BRAC University Bangladesh
Institute of Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies University of Dhaka Bangladesh
Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Bangladesh
Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management Vellore Institute of Technology University India
The Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management (CoEDMM) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee India
Center for Disaster Management Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration India
Special Centre for Disaster Research Jawaharla Nehru University India
Centre for Disaster Studies (CDS) Tribhuvan University Nepal
Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC) Kathmandu University Nepal
Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management (CDPM) University of Peshawar Pakistan
Disaster Research Institute (DRI) Preston University Pakistan

Western Asia

Center/Institute University Country
Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions University of Haifa Israel
National Knowledge and Research Center for Emergency Readiness University of Haifa Israel
Earthquake Monitoring Center (EMC) Sultan Qaboos University Oman
Disaster Management Implementation and Research Center Middle East Technical University Turkey
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute Bogazici University Turkey

If you have questions about this project, please contact Lori Peek at lori.peek@colorado.edu. If you would like your academic research center listed on this page, or if you’d like to update or add information to a center currently on the map, please contact Mason Mathews at mason.mathews@colorado.edu.