Project

Foundation

  • Apr. 200321st century COE program adopted (Until 2007)
  • Aug. 2003Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage established
  • Apr. 2004Kakuchi Elementary School Center established
  • Jan. 2005UN World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Kobe) in-charge of secretariat for themes and open forum
  • Apr. 2005The Academic Frontier Promotion Program adopted (Until 2009)
  • Mar. 2006Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage constructed
  • Jun. 2006Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities started (Annual Project)
  • Oct. 2006UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage started (Annual Project)
  • Sep. 2007Chidren’s Map Contest for Community Safety started (Annual Project)
  • Apr. 2008Global COE Program adopted (Until 2012)
  • May 2009 Ideas Competition for Strategy on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities started (Until 2012)
  • Apr. 2013Reorganized as Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage
  • Apr. 2014Started a support by Toyota Foundation for International Training Course (ITC) (Until 2016)
  • Mar. 2015UN World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Sendai) hosted a public forum

Organization

Director Takeyuki OKUBO
Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Vice Directors Yoshiyuki SUZUKI
Professor, Kinugasa Research Organization, Ritsumeikan University
Kazumasa HANAOKA
Associate Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University