Summer School on Natural Hazards in the Anthropocene

About the Summer School

This one-week course gathers PhD students in earth-, engineering- and social sciences to understand the dynamics and negative impacts of natural hazards (floods, droughts, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, etc.) as well as international crisis preparedness and social vulnerability. The course offers intensive training that will cover both fundamental concepts and up-to-date tools for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

We explore DRR through the disaster cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery) and in relation to the interaction of natural hazards with human society. Together with senior researchers in the forefront of this field, students will discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in DRR, where the disaster cycle is compared and critically analysed in relation to recent catastrophic events. 

Important information regarding 2020

In light of the developing coronavirus outbreak, CNDS has decided to change the format of the 2020 CNDS/EGU Summer School to a webinar. 


Thematically, the summer school builds on the key research goals of the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science and aims to contribute to enhancing society's ability to prevent and cope with multiple natural hazard risks in the local, national and international context.

By engaging several academics from different disciplines, the course aims to encourage lively exchanges and discussions amongst participants and experts. The summer school provides a unique international forum to explore the diverse dynamics of disaster risk reduction.

CNDS/EGU Summer School

In light of the developing coronavirus outbreak, CNDS has decided to change the format of the 2020 CNDS/EGU Summer School to a webinar. We hope we will be able to return to our regular format in 2021.



The summer school takes place at Uppsala University, Sweden. Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is the oldest university in Sweden. Uppsala is located 71 km north of the capital Stockholm. It offers both picturesque countryside and the vibrancy of a city. You can experience both historical treasures and modern living on a visit to Uppsala. Read more about Uppsala University here.

How to get here: Uppsala is easily reached by train in just 30 minutes from Stockholm and 18 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.


Johanna Mård (CNDS Project Coordinator)

Giuliano Di Baldassarre (CNDS Director)