Event: Risk and Vulnerability Analysis as a basis for community resilience

Event: Risk and Vulnerability Analysis as a basis for community resilience

Professor Kurt Peterson from Lund University, Sweden, will be visiting the University on Thursday 20 March 2014 from 10-12am, for a one-off discussion on the use of risk and vulnerability analysis as a basis for community resilience. The event is free and open to all staff and students.


Date : 20th March 2014 commencing 10.00 am

Venue : Think Lab

Professor Kurt Petersen

Kurt Petersen is Professor in Safety Analysis and Risk Management at Lund University in Sweden and the Director of Lund University Centre for Risk Assessment and Management (LUCRAM). LUCRAM is multi-disciplinary and spans over a broad field of research interests within risk analysis and management.

Its key research themes include  risk and vulnerability assessment, societal resilience, understanding and improving societal response to emergencies from a holistic systems perspective.  Kurt is a key collaborator of School of the Built Environment via its Centre for Disaster Resilience.

About Lund University, Sweden

Lund University is  a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition and  is ranked as one of the top 100 in the world. They aim to  tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society.

Their 47,700 students and 7,500 employees are based at their campuses in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg and the  University has a turnover of around EUR 844 million, of which two thirds is in research and one third in education. They  are an international university with global recruitment. They cooperate with 680 partner universities in over 50 countries and are the only Swedish university to be a member of the strong international networks LERU (the League of European Research Universities) and Universitas 21.