DPRI-KU - Japan

Disaster Prevention Research Center - Kyoto University

Since its inception in 1951, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University has been pursuing principles of natural disaster reduction, establishing integrated methodologies for disaster prevention on the basis of natural and social sciences, and educating students in related fields.

DPRI is located in a tranquil suburban setting within the Uji Campus of Kyoto University. There are five research divisions, and six research centers with 15 state-of-the-art laboratories in Japan engaged in the development of cutting-edge science and technology. To facilitate integrated research, each division and center is nestled among one of the following four research groups: Integrated Art and Sciences for Disaster Reduction, Seismic and Volcanic Hazards Mitigation, Geohazards, Atmosphere-Hydrosphere.