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Durham University

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience


Internationally-recognised leaders in developing resilient, research-informed approaches to hazard and risk

We are a world-leading research institute in hazard, risk and resilience based at Durham University. We support innovative research and training for use in policy and practice, collaborating directly with communities, Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and governments.

Our commitment is to work with and learn from the widest possible range of stakeholders living with hazard and risk – empowering people, fostering resilience, and improving lives, both now and in the future. Our success stems from our capacity to approach complex problems holistically, drawing together a transdisciplinary team of experts from across the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.


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Dartmouth-Durham Global Debate Series: Cybersecurity in today’s digital society.

The Dartmouth-Durham Global Debate will showcase the future of cyber landscape and discuss how organisations and governments can implement best processes and structures to “ensure a coordinated cyber resilience strategy” across the organisation.

You can learn more about debate and how to register tickets through this link.

(1 Nov 2019) » More about Dartmouth-Durham Global Debate Series: Cybersecurity in today’s digital society.


Professor Claire Horwell awarded Plinius Medal

IHRR management Board Member Professor Claire Horwell has been awarded the Plinius Medal by the European Geogsciences Union. The Plinius Medal recognises interdisciplinary research in natural hazards by active sciences. 

(29 Oct 2019)



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Monday 17 February 2020