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Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre leads major international symposium on risk communication, preparedness, and early response to combat epidemics, pandemics, and other hazards.

Over 100 policy makers and scientists gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other communicable diseases, such as dengue and malaria. The event was also used to look at wider preparedness for multi-hazard scenarios, integrating both biological and natural hazards. The International Symposium for Research and Innovations on …

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A summary of the findings from the international REGARD (REbuildinG AfteR Displacement) project has been published in a report led by the University’s award-winning Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) 

A COLLABORATIVE research project led by the University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre and entitled REGARD (REbuildinG AfteR Displacement), set out to investigate the role of built environment in the context of displacement. Now, a final project report has been published and presents a summary of the findings from this international project.  The REGARD project, co-funded by EU Erasmus+  Strategic Partnerships programme, …

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‘Multi Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risks’ published by GDRC

The book presents a collection of 55 double blind peer reviewed chapters under the theme of multi-hazard early warning and disaster risks  A BOOK that provides contemporary insights into the challenges for developing and implementing a multi-hazard approach to early warning and wider efforts on disaster risk reduction has been published by the University of …

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Professor Dilanthi Speaks at the Launching Ceremony of the Global Digital Platform of Natioanl Science Foundation (NSF) – Sri Lanka

The launching ceremony of the NSF Global Digital Platform to harness Sri Lankan expatriates for national development was held on 21st February 2022, at BMICH, Sri Lanka with the patronage of Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksha, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Professor Dilanthi was invited to share her views on the event (her speech can be …

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Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga becomes One of Top 2% of Global Scientists in World’s Critical Science Disciplines in 2021

Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga is recognised for her career-long impact up until 2020 and is placed among the global top 2% of influential scientists, according to the report of “Composite Citation Metrics” by Elsevier BV Netherlands and Stanford University, UK, released in August 2021. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score, with and without self-citations, or a percentile rank of 2% or above.

GDRC wins Newton Fund award for pandemic planning project

The University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre takes lessons from tsunami warning system research into helping Sri Lanka to plan for and deal with pandemics like COVID-19. The University of Huddersfield’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) is bringing its expertise to bear in a project to help disadvantaged countries prepare for pandemics following the award of …

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Tsunami research wins UK/Indonesia Country award in Newton Prizes

The work will benefit at risk areas of coastal Indonesia through the introduction of new advanced warning and preparedness measures WITH their share of a prestigious £1 million prize fund, University of Huddersfield researchers will continue their work to ensure that regions of the world most vulnerable to devastating tsunamis will receive faster warning and be …

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UN disaster risk reduction advisory group meets on campus

UN Office for Disaster Risk ReductionEUROPEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY GROUPThe United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s European Science and Technology Advisory Group held its meeting at the University hosted by Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga. Professor Amaratunga is the Director of the University’s Global Disaster Resilience Centre and is one of only two UK members …

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Huddersfield Professors make the £1m Newton Prize 2019 shortlist

The Newton Prize celebrates outstanding international research partnerships and is an annual £1million fund award TWO Professors from the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture have been shortlisted in the prestigious Newton Prize 2019 awards for their research to protect communities in Indonesia and across the Indian Ocean from tsunami and other coastal dangers.  Professor Richard Haigh and Professor Dilanthi …

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