About Us

Foundation

Foundation

  • Apr. 2003
    21st century COE program adopted (Until 2007)
  • Aug. 2003
    Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage established
  • APr. 2004
    Kakuchi Elementary School Center established
  • Jan. 2005
    UN World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Kobe) in-charge of secretariat for themes and open forum
  • APr. 2005
    The Academic Frontier Promotion Program adopted (Until 2009)
  • Mar. 2006
    Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage constructed
  • Jan. 2006
    Symposium on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historical Cities started (Annual Project)
  • Oct. 2006
    UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage started (Annual Project)
  • Sep. 2007
    Chidren’s Map Contest for Community Safety started (Annual Project)
  • Apr. 2008
    Global COE Program adopted (Until 2012)
  • May 2009 Ideas Competition for Strategy on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities started (Until 2012)

  • Apr. 2013
    Reorganized as Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage
  • Apr. 2014
    Started a support by Toyota Foundation for International Training Course (ITC) (Until 2016)
  • Mar. 2015
    UN World Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction (Sendai) hosted a public forum
  • Apr. 2017
    Support to ITC programe from the National Institute for Cultural Heritage(until 2018)
  • Mar. 2019
    Adoption of FY2019 ODA UNESCO activity spend subsidy (cooperation project for the spread and development of the UNESCO activities that contribute for the achivment of SDGs)

Organization

Director Takeyuki OKUBO
Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University
Deputy Director Kazumasa HANAOKA
Associate Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University
Shinta YOSHITOMI
Professor, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University