CNDS opens new avenues for collaboration with Tohoku University in Japan


A delegation from CNDS meets with researchers from the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University to discuss directions for future collaborations

A delegation from CNDS consisting of Fredrik Bynander (Swedish Defence University), Malin Göteman (Uppsala University), Lars Nyberg and Mikael Granberg (Karlstad University) recently visited the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University, Sendai Japan.

After an impactful visit to the Fukushima site and museum on 25 September 2023, the CNDS delegation we met with more IRIDeS researchers in order to discuss directions for future collaborations.

The CNDS delegation during their visit to IRIDeS in Sendai, Japan

IRIDeS was founded inmediately after the catastrophic 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami with the aim of contributing to on-going recovery and reconstruction efforts in the disaster-affected areas. Since then, IRIDeS has become a reference for disaster science, especially in their cooperation with research organizations from many countries. 

During the summer, two PhD students from Tokohu University attended the CNDS Summer School Natural Hazards in the Anthropocene between 21-25 August 2023 in Uppsala, Sweden. Likewise, CNDS Postoctoral researcher Shakti Raj Shrestha travelled to Japan to participate as a lecturer at the 8th APRU Multi-hazards Summer School at IRIDeS in Sendai, Japan.

Shakti Raj Shrestha speaks at the 8th APRU Multi-hazards Summer School at IRIDeS 
Last modified: 2023-02-01