The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University and the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center at the University of California, Berkeley, USA entered into an International Agreement of Exchange. The Agreement was signed by Prof. Eiichi Nakakita, Director, DPRI, and Prof. Khalid Mosalam, Director, PEER on 19 December 2023.
The two institutes have been engaged in a wide range of research in the field of earthquake engineering since 2002. Prof. Mosalam is currently on a sabbatical at the Research Division of Earthquake Disasters, Earthquake Resistance Structures Division, DPRI, Kyoto University. It is envisaged that the two institutes will closely work together on areas such as structure maintenance and monitoring technology, large-scale structural experiments and simulations, disaster information collection using AI, and early disaster warning information systems.