CNDS Summer School

Applications are now being accepted.

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Programme 20-24 August 2018

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 natural hazard risks in the local, national and international context.

Through its inclusion of 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.

About the Summer School

This one-week course aims to gather early career scientists in earth, engineering and social sciences to understand the dynamics and negative impacts of natural hazards (e.g., floods, droughts, landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes) as well as international crisis preparedness and social vulnerability. More specifically, the course offers intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

The course will 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.

The course will take place at Uppsala University, Sweden.

How to apply

This course has been designed for PhD students and postdocs, and participation is free. Moreover, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is sponsoring travel grants to facilitate the attendance of key early career researchers. Please send your application to no later than 20 April 2018 (23.59 CET). Your application should include a short CV, a summary (~500 words) of your current research as well as your objectives in attending the course. Don’t forget to indicate if you also apply for the travel grant. The course is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. Accepted and granted applicants will be notified by 30 April 2018.

You can read more about the summer school as well as see the preliminary program in the course flyerPDF.

Important dates

  • 20 April 2018: Deadline for summer school application
  • 30 April 2018: Applicants are notified
  • 20 August 2018: Summer school starts @ 8:30 AM