The Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR), hosted in the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS), was launched in 2010 as a Provost Strategic Development initiative with a mission to lead research, knowledge exchange and teaching in risk and disaster reduction (RDR) across UCL.

Understanding global risks and reducing disasters presents a major challenge that requires coordinated and collaborative action. The Institute aims to achieve leadership in risk and disaster reduction both in the UK and internationally.

At UCL IRDR, we work in partnership with other UCL departments and groups, other research institutions, commercial and social enterprise, humanitarian organisations, and government agencies. Find out more about our track record, our approach, and ways to work with us on our website.