Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland scientists join disaster resilience group

By Linda Stewart

Scientists in Belfast have joined an academic network aimed at helping cities across the world to prepare for disaster.

Queen’s University Belfast has joined with 67 other universities which are working at boosting society’s resilience to natural and man-made disasters.

The project, called ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development) aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European higher education institutions to increase society’s resilience to disasters of human and natural origin — such as earthquakes or the damage caused by ongoing wars.

ANDROID, supported by an EU grant worth €800,000 (£634,020), will run for three years and is led by University of Salford’s Centre for Disaster Resilience.

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