Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University The 70th Anniversary
1. Introduction

We take pleasure in sharing with you that the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary since its inception in 1951. We take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for your significant contributions towards our research activities, and thereby helping us in our endeavor to be a Centre of Excellence in research for multidisciplinary disaster prevention study for the past 70 years. Without your generous support and trust in our research activities, we could not have achieved this milestone.

To celebrate this momentous juncture of 70-years, we are planning a commemorative ceremony to be held on Saturday, 27th November 2021 at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto. In conjunction with the event, there will be other events which will be held on the 25th and the 26th November 2021. We cordially invite all our colleagues, students, friends, and all are related and involved in DPRI, near and far, including graduates and researchers who stayed with us through joint research programmes, to join us in this joyous occasion to celebrate the 70th anniversary of DPRI, Kyoto University. We hope you will make use of this occasion to renew relationships, share information of your current research activities, projects and achievements.

Currently, we are in the preparation stage and further details of the ceremony and other related events will be posted on this website as and when the information is available. We will also notify you from time to time through our mailing list.

(2021/9/24 updated) Registration to the DPRI 70th anniversary ceremony and exchange party is now open. Click the button below for Registration to the DPRI 70th anniversary ceremony and exchange party.



For the registrations to the side events else than the ceremony and exchange party, please refer to the link listed in "3. Events" below.

Event schedule is here.

3. Events

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2021/11/25
 9:30-11:30
Opening Seminar of Joint Research Unit for Tsunami Hazard The Joint Research Unit for Tsunami Hazard is started on August 1st to carry out the transverse research in which multiple researchers in DPRI take part. The seminar is held to introduce the purpose of the Joint Unit and to present the set-up activities developed from the former scientific large projects.
2021/11/25
 13:00-
BOSAI business idea competition In order to realize disaster resilient society, it is indispensable not only that knowledge and technologies are developed, but also that these are implemented into the society. This competition calls for BOSAI business ideas as one of such implementation measures.
2021/11/25
14:00 - 16:00
Field Research Laboratory Symposium: Upgrade from 'Remote Observatory' to 'Field Research Laboratory' We are pleased to announce the Field Research Laboratory Symposium: Upgrade from 'Remote Observatory' to 'Field Research Laboratory'. At the symposium, we would like to discuss and share the current situation and future prospects of the field research laboratories with the participants.
2021/11/26
14:00 - 16:00
50th memorial Sogo Bosai Seminar Research Center for Disaster Reduction Systems and Research Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society organize seminar series "Sogo Bosai Seminar (Integrated Disaster Risk Management Seminar)". This is to commemorate 50th Sogo Bosai Seminar and Prof. Norio Okada, Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University who is the founder of the concept of Integrated Disaster Risk Management will share its new challenges and future vision.
2021/11/26
14:00 - 17:30
The 2021 3rd Seminar of Seismic and Volcanic Hazards Mitigation Research Group We are pleased to announce the 2021 3rd Seminar of Seismic and Volcanic Hazards Mitigation Research Group on Nov 26 as follows. We look forward to your kind participation. The seminar consists of four presentations and a panel discussion. In the first part of the seminar, four invited researchers, who graduated from Seismic and Volcanic Hazards Mitigation Research Group, DPRI, present the latest research topic in their field. In the latter part, we have a panel discussion with the invited researchers about their experiences, a carrier path, expectations to current students and researchers in DPRI.
2021/11/26
16:00 - 18:00
CCRA seminar CCRA seminar will be held.
2021/11/27
 14:00-16:20
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
The 70th Anniversary Ceremony
To celebrate this momentous juncture of 70-years, we are planning a commemorative ceremony to be held on Saturday, 27th November 2021 at the Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto. We cordially invite all our colleagues, students, friends, and all are related and involved in DPRI, near and far, including graduates and researchers who stayed with us through joint research programmes, to join us in this joyous occasion to celebrate the 70th anniversary of DPRI, Kyoto University.
2021/11/27
 17:00-20:00
Exchange party In the exchange party we would like to reflect the achievements by DPRI during the last 70 years with you, those who stayed at DPRI once or multiple times, and deepen our friendship with celebrating messages from the next generation.