Masters in Disaster Prevention in Asia

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As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

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Master in Disaster Management

BRAC University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Bangladesh Dhaka

This postgraduate program targeted at active professionals allows contributing to this nationally significant practice-oriented field. Such a course to supplement the profession-based education of graduates of various disciplines also serves to further post-professional qualification and allows career development. [+]

Master in Disaster Management

It is well known that Bangladesh is a highly disaster-prone country and particularly in the context of widespread poverty, disasters often assume great proportions; both risk and vulnerability to various disasters are extensive. Some disasters, such as floods and drought, are annual and cause a national loss at a regular frequency. Others, such as cyclones and earthquakes, are waiting in the offing, and it is not hard to imagine the destruction that could occur in a severe earthquake in the rapidly growing and densely populated urban areas. There is thus an important need for disaster management in this context where disasters are a part of life.

Therefore, the Postgraduate Programs in Disaster Management comprising of diploma and master's degree programs are being conducted at BRAC University. It runs as a semi-autonomous program within BRAC University with a link under the Department of Architecture. The diploma is a 2-semester course; on completion of another two semesters, there is the option of obtaining a master's degree by completing a dissertation. Besides, tailor-made theme-based certificate courses (1-5 days) are offered, if requested by any organization.... [-]


Master in Disaster Mitigation Study for Asian Students

Ehime University
Campus Full time April 2019 Japan Matsuyama

The main research objectives of running the Special Course on Disaster Prevention Study for Asian Students are to understand and elucidate characteristic features of natural disasters in Asia and to develop their preventive measures, while the educational motto stands at producing first-class researchers and technical experts with frontier research capabilities and advanced knowledge in the field of natural disasters. [+]

The Graduate Schools of Engineering (established in 1967) and Science (established in 1978) were unified, and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Ehime University started in 1996. This Graduate School was reorganized in 2006.

The main educational objective is to offer opportunities for professional development and career enhancement to the students through lectures and research activities, which range widely from basic science to practical engineering fields. Interdisciplinary researches between science and technology can also be carried out easily as well as cooperative or project researches in the Graduate School.

Disaster Mitigation Study for Asian Students

The main research objectives of running the Special Course on Disaster Prevention Study for Asian Students are to understand and elucidate characteristic features of natural disasters in Asia and to develop their preventive measures, while the educational motto stands at producing first-class researchers and technical experts with frontier research capabilities and advanced knowledge in the field of natural disasters. The research topics in this course mainly include landslide hazards, flood hazards, earthquake hazards, coastal hazards, structural damages, information dissemination, and related fields.... [-]


Master in Disaster Science

Syiah Kuala University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Indonesia Banda Aceh

To respond to the demands and diversity of the potential and threat of disasters in Indonesia, Syiah Kuala University has been given a mandate by the Government to organize a Disaster Science Masters Study Program (Minister of National Education Decree No. 219 / E / O / 2011). [+]

Indonesia is a country that is very vulnerable to natural disasters. The occurrence of natural disasters that are increasing in incidence over the past decade also has a significant impact on the direction of development. To ensure the sustainability of the nation's development ideals from the risk of natural disasters, efforts to mitigate disasters are absolutely necessary. Based on Government Regulation No. 21 of 2008 concerning the Implementation of Disaster Management, it is stated that disaster mitigation efforts include a series of disaster risk reduction activities through physical development and awareness and capacity building in the face of disaster threats.

In order to carry out disaster mitigation efforts, the government needs to improve, both in quality and quantity, human resources who have competence in the field of disaster. The availability of human resources that have special knowledge and skills in the field of disaster management is still lacking. Most of the workforce in charge of disaster management are currently undergraduate graduates from various disciplines. Human resource competencies working in the field of disaster management with a bachelor level (S1) can be said to be inadequate to answer the demands of national development policies and directions based on disaster risk reduction.... [-]