Call for Applications: APRU Multi-Hazards 2023 Summer School (Internal deadline: 15 June 2023)

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is inviting students and young researchers who are interested in disaster risk reduction (DRR) to participate in the APRU Multi-Hazards 2023 Summer School.


The programme will be held at Tohoku University, Japan with a focus on ‘Tackling various hazard risks’. Programme details are as follows: 

The APRU Multi-Hazards 2023 Summer School

Date 24-27 July 2023
Location Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • Understand the mechanism of the international DRR strategies.
  • Learn from the experiences and recovery process from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
  • Learn from various disaster science research conducted in different countries.
  • Discuss the major challenges and roles of academia in progressing DRR in other countries.
Activities The programme consists of a 3-day seminar and a site visit to the affected area impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
  • No registration fee is required.
  • Participants will have to fund their own travel and accommodation.
  • No funding support is available from the organizer.
Application Interested applicants should send their name, title and research interest/experience to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. LAI Ching Yee; by 15 June 2023. The Office will submit applications to the programme organizer in one batch.


An acceptance notice will be sent out by end of June 2023.

Information and Enquiries For more information, please refer to the flyer. Information on the past cohorts of the Summer Schools and the summary reports are available at the programme website.


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Sachiko Kumagai or Prof. Takako Izumi at Tohoku University at

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