UCL is committed to engaging globally with the major issues of our times, and to providing evidence-based solutions to fundamental problems. One mechanism to achieve this is through the Research Grand Challenges, which promote interdisciplinary research, teaching and knowledge exchange across the university. Activities in disaster risk reduction are at the heart of the Grand Challenges and they are led by the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction.
Disaster Reduction Goal
To lead research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching in disaster risk reduction in order to positively influence practitioners and decision- and policy-makers.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
MSc in Risk, Disaster and Resilience
MRes in Risk and Disaster Reduction
PGCert in Risk and Disaster Reduction
PG Diploma in Risk and Disaster Reduction
MSc Geophysical Hazards.
MSc in Earthquake Engineering with Disaster Management.
MSc Building and Urban Design in Development.
MSc Environment and Sustainable Development.
MSc Urban Development Planning.
MSc Global Health and Development.
MSc International Child Health.
PGCert Natural Hazards for Insurers.
Doctoral Training Programme in Urban Sustainability and Resilience.
To develop effective and responsible research and knowledge exchange partnerships with the third sector, businesses and governments.
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
Professor David Alexander
+44 203 108 1109
Institute for Risk and Disaster University College London Gower Street WC1E 6BT London United Kingdom
GP 2013 delegation
Conferences: - UNISDR Science and Technology Conference
- 6th AFRP and 5th High-Level Meeting on DRR