Research Projects

>> Project Site: 【Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies Website


 The Global Survivability Studies (GSS) Program aims to produce “Super Doctors” who are world leaders dealing with safety and security issues including largescale natural disasters, man-made disasters and accidents, regional environment changes and food security. DPRI is collaborating with 9 graduate schools (Education, Economics, Science, Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Informatics, ASAFAS*1 and Global Environmental Studies), RISH and CSEAS*2 to implement a multidisciplinary 5-year graduate course that combines natural and social sciences. This program provides students with GSS lecture subjects and various learning opportunities, such as internships, field training, interdisciplinary seminars, and an international school. Students are also requested to plan and execute industry-university projects and international joint research project to experience roles of a project leader.
*1 Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies
*2 Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Global Survivability Studies (GSS) Program 5-year course flow


SATREPS is a Japanese government program that promotes international joint research. The program is structured as a collaboration between the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)New window , which provides competitive research funds for science and technology projects, and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development(AMED)New window, which provides competitive research funds for medical research and development, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)New window, which provides development assistance (ODA). Based on the needs of developing countries, the program aims to address global issues and lead to research outcomes of practical benefit to both local and global society

Project list of DPRI:

-「Integrated Study on Mitigation of Multimodal disasters caused by Ejection of Volcanic Products -Save Indonesian People from Volcanic Disasters-
-「Research Project on Disaster Prevention/Mitigation Measures against Floods and Storm Surges in Bangladesh -Consider Action on Floods and Storm Surges to Break the Disaster-poverty Spiral in Bangladesh-
-「Hazard Assessment of Large Earthquakes and Tsunamis in the Mexican -Pacific Coast for Disaster Mitigation Exploiting the science of slow earthquakes to mitigate disasters from megathrust earthquakes and tsunamis-

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Project Overview

The main purposes of this research project are to determine the absolute values of crustal stresses, to provide a unified view of deformation in the Japanese islands, and to clarify properties of island-arc crust and mantle, such as viscosity and frictional coefficients along major faults, about all of which little is known. The intended result is a comprehensive description of the various geophysical phenomena that have occurred after the Tohoku-oki earthquake.
The basic approach of this research project is:
(A) to estimate absolute values of stress, strain, and strain rate from observation data;
(B) to estimate properties of the media including crustal fluids and their spatial and temporal changes from field observations and laboratory experiments; and
(C) to construct numerical models based on the above knowledge, reproduce the observations, and validate these models.

Administrative Group of DPRI:

-「B03 (Geofluids Group) Clarification of true pictures of geofluids and their roles on the dynamics of the inland crust (Group leader: Yoshihisa Iio)

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Project Overview

Since FY2015, Kyoto University has launched “Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP): Promotion of Sustainable Development Research” within the framework of the Collaboration Hubs for International Research Program (CHIRP) 2015 funded by the Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP) of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) .
Joint researches between Japan and ASEAN countries have been ongoing for long, and given rise to remarkable achievements in science and technology. In addition, these joint researches have engendered a number of researchers in leading positions and have helped train the researchers who have become subsequent leaders in the field. Our goal is to develop a broader understanding in Japan and the ASEAN society of the academic achievements for which the community should be proud, and to accelerate research that will be a driving force in our shared goal to attain sustainable development under a closer collaboration between Japan and the ASEAN countries. For this type of research promotion, we believe that researchers should not limit themselves to their respective fields of expertise, but should go beyond their research fields and countries for collaboration and dedicate themselves for research and human resource development by working together with various stakeholders involved in sustainable development. We respectfully request that all interested parties find a means of cooperation with this worthwhile goal.

JASTIP serve as a platform for Japan-ASEAN (DPRI):

-「The disaster prevention satellite site has been established at the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Leading International Cooperative Research of Integrated Disaster Science on Evolving Natural Hazard


Focusing on the earthquake disasters incurred by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, as well as on extreme weather conditions, including torrential rainfall, floods and global warming, this project (FY2011-2013) promotes international cooperative research on natural hazards that can provide the basis for understanding huge and complex disasters. To meet this objective, we will send young researchers to overseas institutes/universities to participate in cooperative research on the mechanisms and impacts of natural disasters. Based on producing forefront research results, and through the leadership and cooperation of DPRI researchers, we strive to establish an integrated disaster science that can enhances resiliency to the extreme natural hazards for our increasingly advanced and complex society. In March 2013, an international symposium was held.
>> 【 Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)Website
>> 【 Leading International Cooperative Research of Integrated Disaster Science on Evolving Natural Hazard〔R2305〕

International symposium on Leading International Cooperative Research of Integrated Disaster Science on Evolving Natural Hazard