Organization of DMRC
Promoting advanced research regarding disaster mitigation and conducting research in collaboration with industry. In order to achieve both goals, we have established a Social Cooperation Division and a Research Cooperation Division.
With these two pillars: the Social Cooperation Division and the Research Cooperation Division, the DMRC at Nagoya University strives to conduct research, disseminate information, and raise awareness of the challenges of disaster mitigation. It does this in cooperation with related departments including the Social Cooperation Promotion Meeting, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, the Graduate School of Engineering, the Graduate School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
The Social Cooperation Division comprises three divisions: the Research Division on Disaster Precautions in the Energy Supply Area, the Disaster Precautions in the Soil and Lifelines Area, and the Research Division on Disaster Mitigation Planning for Regional Communities. All of these divisions are funded through private donations, and together they discuss how to ensure safety and reassurance for the region from the perspective of industry and corporations, while contributing to human resource development.
The Research Cooperation Division conducts leading research into disaster mitigation, undertaking studies on earthquakes and volcanoes, social infrastructure-related disaster mitigation, construction and city-related disaster mitigation, and human and society-related disaster mitigation.
When public administrative bodies, citizens, mass communication organizations, and NPOs join such activities and begin to exchange opinions, it is possible to develop truly collaborative research that transcends the various fields of study and the entities implementing the measures.
Disaster Management Office, Nagoya University
Disaster Management Headquarters