I had the pleasure to participate in an international initiative in order to join forces between academics from the University of Leeds + Kyoto University, as part of the Research and Education Network for Knowledge Economy Initiatives (RENKEI) network for UK/Japan collaboration.
The workshop title was “Advanced Engineering for Natural Disaster Identification, Mitigation, Prevention and Response”, and was carried out from 17 to 19 September 2018. The University of Kyoto is highly ranked in multiple World University Rankings 2019, and leading Japanesse universities.
The venue was organized in Leeds by Dr Raul Fuentes, from the School of Civil Engineering, and in his own words: “The symposium will provide a forum for researchers from the UK, Europe and Japan to come together to develop solutions to the challenge of natural disaster resilience. This cross-disciplinary and international approach gives us the best possible chance of developing solutions to one of the world’s most pressing global challenges: resilience to natural disasters”