Thailand: Master Degree in Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management

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The Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 caused more than 200,000 deaths and inflicted multi-billion dollar damage to infrastructure.
The death toll of the earthquake in Pakistan in 2005 is estimated at
more than 70000. Asian countries are becoming increasingly vulnerable
to various types of disasters including landslides, floods, droughts,
forest fires, typhoons and man-made dangers. But are displayed very
limited capacity in terms of knowledge of basic skills training, long-term planning, emergency preparedness and policy development to respond to such disasters.

The objective of this new academic programme is to instil the
necessary capacity for interdisciplinary management and minimize the
effects of disasters and people in the front line of disaster
preparedness and response. At the end of the programme, graduates will
have acquired a deep understanding of scientific and natural disasters.
They will be able to properly assess the risks; disaster for the
construction of management plans using appropriate tools and
techniques, and to implement appropriate measures to reduce risks. They
possess the skills necessary to manage complex emergencies and to
communicate with various stakeholders and policymakers on issues
related to disaster prevention, mitigation and management. Taking into
account these skills and experience, the program graduates will be
ready to play an important role in protecting Asia `s large populations
of the whole strength of a growing tide disaster


  • Professional Master `s Degree Program
  • Master `s Degree Program
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Program


  • Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)
  • And the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America
  • International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Netherlands
  • International Centre for Security Urban Engineering (ICUS), The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Washington (UW), Institute of International Education Tsunami (ITTI), USA
  • Coastal Resource Center (CRC), University of Rhode Island, USA
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Regional Office for Asia and Pacific, Bangkok
  • Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan

SCHOLARSHIPS & assistantships
A limited number of fellowships and scholarships are available for successful candidates with high school and / or experience in disaster related activities.


Candidates with engineering, architecture, natural and social sciences, management and backgrounds are eligible to apply for this program. Those with backgrounds in relevant fields of study or work experience will be given priority for selection. Application
must be submitted before June 15 for the month of August and half of
the intake air on November 15 for the month of January semester
recruitment. Application on-line can be made at:


For more information, please contact:
Disaster preparedness, mitigation and management of the programme Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4 12120, Thailand
Tel: +66 2-524-6423
Fax: +66 2-524-6059


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