Centre for Disaster Resilience

The Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR) is one of six specialist Research Centres within the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford, the highest-rated built environment research institute in the UK and number one for research power, a position held since 1992.

Its research incorporating disaster resilience and management was ranked 6*, the highest grade in the UK’s competitive Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2001 and 1996, the only built environment research institute in the UK to achieve this.

Research Excellence

"We are proud that this work makes a critically important contribution to lasting stability and to the quality of people's lives." - Vice Chancellor, Professor Martin Hall.

In the 2008 RAE, Salford's research in the fields of architecture and the built environment was rated as the best in the UK and finished top in Research Fortnight's 'Research Power' table for built environment. It has over 70 research-active academic staff, and considerable experience of large research projects – between 1996 and 2009, it completed over £60m of funded research including major EU research projects and networks, and its number of international partnerships exceed 100.