The Department of Disaster Science and Climate Resilience (DSCR) was renamed in January, 2022 from Department of Disaster Science and Management, which in turn started its journey in 2012. It has a vision to provide international standard high-quality education and research. Disaster Science deals with the complex interaction of terrestrial processes with the built environment by integrating earth science, social science, and engineering. Similarly, climate resilience is inherently interdisciplinary; the earth’s climate results from the complex interactions among the atmosphere, oceans, land, ice, ecosystem, and people. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the impact of disasters worldwide. This devastation is acting as a stark reminder of the importance of multidisciplinary comprehensive discipline like DSCR for risk reduction which will contribute to building a resilient society.
DSCR in a nutshell:
- Faculty members having a background in the earth and climate science, social science and engineering
- State-of-the-art lab facilities equipped with highly efficient technologies
- Real-life problem solving academic setting that flourishes education and promotes research
- Knowledge exchange and sharing through institute-institute and institute-industry collaboration
Where do we stand in the last seven years?
- DSCR is the country’s leading knowledge hub in disaster and climate-related study
- A blended learning setting creates an integrated and participatory approach both for instructor and student
- Research opportunities both at undergraduate and master’s level accelerate research publications
- Laboratory facilities are enabling us to contribute to solving societal needs
- We are playing an active role in executing national-level knowledge-driven projects
- Effective collaboration practice is promoting our internationalization objective
Where do we want to stand in 2030?
- DSCR wishes to become the world’s one of the most appealing centers of excellence in our knowledge domain
- Upgradation of educational programs through the inclusion of constant and ongoing adjustment to the latest scientific, societal and professional developments
- Welcome students and faculty members across the world to establish an international learning setting
- We wish to put more emphasis on an individual level to produce internationally confident professionals, capable of generating new knowledge and translating it into solving real-world problems
- Keep contributing to the national knowledge-driven capacity building and engage in international project execution to address global challenges
The Department of Disaster Science and Climate Resilience will keep marching by realizing its importance in the context of humanitarian and global development perspectives. You are always welcome to join our journey.