DPRI Award
DPRI Award

DPRI Award Laureates(DPRI Fellow)

DPRI Award in 2020 for Outstanding Contributions in Research and Education

Dr. Andrew Collins
Professor, Northumbria University

 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award:「 Progress and Prospect for Action Data in People Centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building 」  

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DPRI Award in 2019 for Outstanding Contributions in Research and Education

Dr. John G. Anderson
Professor, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno

 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award:「 Seismic Hazard Analyses in Three Decades of Research with Special Emphasis on the Importance of Quantitative Strong Motion Predictions 」  

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DPRI Award in 2017 for Outstanding Contributions in Research and Education

Dr. Michel JABOYEDOFF
Professor, University of Lausanne
Born in 1962, Swiss
 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award:
 "Emerging Techniques and Impact of Human Activities in Landslide Risk Management: 3D Analysis and Human Induced Landslides"

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DPRI Award in 2017 for Outstanding Contributions in International Research Collaboration

  Risk and Resilience Program, International Research Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
This Institute was established in 1972, Austria.

 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award: 「From Kobe to Sendai. Tracing Progress in Risk Discourse and Analysis for Informing Risk Management and Climate Adaptation」

【 Presenter:Dr. Reinhard MECHLER (Deputy Program Director, Risk and Resilience Program, International Research Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) 】

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DPRI Award in 2016 for Outstanding Contributions in Research and Education

Dr.Keith William Hipel
Professor, University of Waterloo
Born in 1946, Canada
 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award:
 "Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada"

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DPRI Award in 2015 for Outstanding Contributions in Research and Education

Dr.Francisco Jose Sanchez-Sesma
Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico
Born in 1950, Mexico City

 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award:
 "Ambient Seismic Vibrations in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering"

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DPRI Award in 2014 for Outstanding Contributions in Research and Education

Dr. Hiroo Kanamori
Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology
Born in 1936, Tokyo, Japan

 Special lecture Delivered on the occasion of the Award:
 "Mega Earthquake diversity and disaster mitigation measures"

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What is DPRI Award

 The DPRI Award honours individuals and organizations that have contributed towards various joint research projects and activities of DPRI undertaken in Japan and abroad.

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Establishment of DPRI Award

  Every year, Japan is threatened by various natural disaster vulnerabilities, a common phenomenon not only associated to Japan but around the world. Especially the past decade was notably marked for its intensity of natural disasters from 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami to 2013 super typhoon, Haiyan in the Philippines. In fact, DPRI was founded in response to the serious damage caused by destructive typhoon Jane in the late 1940s. Recognizing the principle that there are no borders for natural disasters, DPRI continues to strengthen its efforts in international research collaborations through academic exchange agreements with universities and institutes, and hosts numerous joint research projects and seminars to cater as a Global Center of Excellence for research and education on natural disaster prevention and mitigation.
  In March 2011, the Committee of Kyoto University Faculty deemed it necessary to recognize the efforts of DPRI and its responses to a variety of natural disasters in Japan and around the world. The Committee created the DPRI Award to honour divers actors involved in research projects, initiatives and activities that have translated DPRI into a Global Center of Excellence.

Selection Criteria

  In accordance with the internal international award regulations adopted by DPRI Award Committee, the candidates are nominated by in-house faculty members through recommendations received for achievements of outstanding comprehensive research and enhancing the visibility of DPRI activities in Japan and abroad.
 The individuals and organizations to be nominated should meet the following criteria:

1) Those who have engaged in teaching as professors, associate professors, visiting professors, and co-workers, and those who conduct seminars and joint research collaborations to increase awareness of DPRI research achievements and education.
2) Those who contribute to the work of DPRI through sponsorship, deliverance of keynote speeches, served as a guest lecturer in conferences, workshops, seminars, etc., or involved in planning and management of DPRI’s activities.
3) Those who have contributed to the implementation of DPRI international collaborations through joint research projects and field surveys.

 The award recipients are determined by the DPRI Award Committee, Chaired by its Director.

lecture of the DPRI Award

 The Awards are conferred during the DPRI Annual Meeting held each year in February to March. In addition to the DPRI Award, the recipients enjoy the title of becoming a lifetime “DPRI Fellow”.

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