International Centres of Excellence (ICoE)

ICoE and IRDR projects will collaborate to provide global contributions towards achieving the IRDR legacy. In particular, each established ICoE will enable regional scientific activities through geographically-focused contributions based on more localised inputs, and by being visible centres of research to motivate participation in the IRDR programme.

Please review the Terms of Reference governing ICoEs within the IRDR programme. If you have any questions send us an email at .

Current ICoEs
Home Institution

IRDR ICoE-Taipei

Home Institution: Academy of Sciences located in Taipei, China

New Zealand

IRDR ICoE in Community Resilience (IRDR ICoE-CR)

Home Institution: Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR), Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

United Kingdom

IRDR ICoE in Risk Interpretation and Action (IRDR ICoE-RIA)

Home Institution: Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, University College London (UCL), London, UK


IRDR ICoE for Disaster Resilient Homes, Buildings and Public Infrastructure (IRDR ICoE-DRHBPI)

Home Institution: Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR), Western University, Toronto, Canada


IRDR ICoE on Critical Infrastructures and Strategic Planning (IRDR ICoE-CI&SP)

Home Institution: Institute for Spatial and Regional Planning (IREUS), Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Management, University of Stuttgart, Germany


IRDR ICoE for Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK (CCOUC) for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (IRDR ICoE-CCOUC)

Home Institution: Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK (CCOUC) for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response


IRDR ICoE for Disaster Risk and Climate Extremes (IRDR ICoE-SEADPRI-UKM)

Home Institution: Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), the National University of Malaysia


IRDR ICoE for National Society for Earthquake Technology- Nepal (IRDR ICoE-NSET)

Home Institution: National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal


IRDR ICoE in Spatial Decision Support for Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction (IRDR ICoE-SDS IDRR)

Home Institution: Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC),The University of Twente


IRDR ICoE on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk (IRDR ICoE-TDDR)

Home Institution: SEI Initiative on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk


IRDR ICoE on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Science (IRDR ICoE-IRDRS)

Home Institution: Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions, The Australian National University


IRDR ICoE on Resilient Communities & Settlements (IRDR ICoE-RCS)

Home Institution: Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), India


IRDR ICoE in Disaster and Climatic Extremes (IRDR ICoE-DCE)

Home Institution: 

Department of Geography, University of Peshawar, Pakistan


IRDR ICoE on Risk Interconnectivity and Governance on Weather/Climate Extremes Impact and Public Health (IRDR ICoE-RIG-WECEIPHE)

Home Institution: Fudan University, China


IRDR ICoE for Coherence among Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Sustainable Development (IRDR ICoE-Coherence)

Home Institution: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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