EU creates academic network for disaster resilience

Saturday 10 March 2012

We are pleased to announce the first issue of ANDROID Exchange, the regular newsletter of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, based at the Centre for Disaster Resilience, School of the Built Environment.

ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development), aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European higher education institutions to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin – such as earthquakes or the damage caused by ongoing wars. It is worth nearly €800,000, will run for three years.

This issue of ANDROID Exchange begins with a more in-depth look into the ANDROID Network, including some of the planned studies, events and publications. A second article highlights the Network’s links to a major United Nations campaign on Making Cities Resilient. In common with future issues, there is also a section on related news and events. Detailed within this section, is the announcement that the first full meeting of the Network will be held this autumn in Tallinn, Estonia.

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