CNDS sommarforskarskolan 2023

Natural Hazards in the Anthropocene, 21-25 August 2023 


This international one-week course gathers PhD students in Earth-, engineering- and social sciences for an introduction to the dynamics and impacts of natural hazards (e.g., floods, droughts, wildfires and earthquakes), as well as disaster management and social vulnerability under the umbrella of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Through lectures, seminars, and group assignments, the course will explore DRR through the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery), looking at the interplay between natural hazards and societal impacts and responses.

This year’s summer school brought in aspects concerning humanitarian actions, particularly actions to reduce hazard impacts on populations vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Among other things, we discussed the intersections between DRR, disaster management and humanitarian interventions throughout the entire disaster management cycle.

Important dates

Application opens: 2023-04-14

Application closes: 2023-05-15

Acceptance letters: 2023-06-01

Course starts: 2023-08-21

Course structure

The summer school builds on research themes studied within CNDS and aims to enhance a deeper understanding of society’s ability to prepare for and cope with natural hazard risks. By engaging lecturers and students from different disciplines, the course provides a venue for lively exchanges and discussions amongst participants and experts. The summer school provides a unique international forum to explore the diverse dynamics of DRR.


CNDS Summer School 2024

The CNDS Summer School 2024 will take place in August 2024.

The call for applications will be announced early 2024. Register to CNDS Newsletter to receive all the updates in your inbox.

Senast uppdaterad: 2023-08-31