On February 23rd, GEM and the School of National Safety and Emergency Management - Beijing Normal University, China signed an agreement that will establish the International Joint Laboratory on Catastrophic Disaster Simulation and Systemic Risk Response. The Joint Laboratory is also supported by the Social Systems for Disaster Risk Governance Laboratory, Disaster Prevention Research Institute - Kyoto University, Japan.
The Joint Laboratory aims to gain an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms, processes and impacts of systemic risk of a catastrophic disaster, establish an expert team focusing on global systemic risk of a catastrophic disaster, and promote the creation of the community of human destiny and common security.
The agreement will run for five years (2023-2028). Collaborative research projects will focus on the multi-hazard coupling effect and extreme environment simulation, study the theory and methodology for quantitative assessment of catastrophe systemic risk, and study the safety and resilience of global infrastructure systems in response to extreme disasters.
Over the course of five years, the partners will strengthen linkages through staff exchange, mutual visits, and student exchange and training.
“GEM is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with our partners - Beijing Normal University and Kyoto University on the International Joint Laboratory. This is an important research direction and one that can only move forward significantly through such collaborations.” – John Schneider, GEM Secretary General.
“In recent years we have made rapid progress in systemic risk formation mechanism and its response, as well as emergency linkage and recovery. We believe that our partnership with GEM to establish the Joint Laboratory will help open the door to cooperate with high-level international universities and institutes working in the catastrophic disaster simulation and systemic risk response.” - Wang Ming, Dean of the School of National Safety and Emergency Management University, Beijing Normal University.
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