MCEER's international research activities encompass projects and programs that help to advance our goal of developing disaster resilient communities throughout the world. Links to major efforts and research collaborations are listed below.
Visit the Earthquake & Multi-Hazard Reconnaissance section to learn more about MCEER's post-disaster collaborations throughout the world.
International Opportunities and Activities
2013 Liu Huixian Earthquake Engineering Scholarship Awards
Applications are now being accepted; all materials must be submitted no later than June 30, 2013.
Current Research Collaborations
Asian Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering Research (ANCER): Center-to-Center coordinated and cooperative research and outreach activities to reduce seismic hazards worldwide.
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China: Joint research on multi-hazard mitigation for urban and public infrastructure.
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey: Collaborative research on seismic isolation systems.
Institute of Engineering Mechanics, China Earthquake Administration, Harbin, China: Joint research investigation on damage and collapse mechanisms of buildings following the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake; development of large-scale testing of actual apartment buildings in China. Coordination of the Second PRC-U.S. Earthquake Engineering Forum for Young Researchers.
Kajima Corp., Tokyo, Japan: Development of collapse analysis and solution issues, together with the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE).
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana: Collaboration to train KNUST faculty and staff in earthquake engineering, exchange graduate students, and train engineers in Ghana on seismic resistant design.
National Center on Research for Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan: Full-scale testing of segmental bridge columns; joint research on steel plate shear walls; joint research and reconnaissance following the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake.
NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Earthquake Engineering Center (EEC), Peshawar, Pakistan: Training program on earthquake engineering technologies and testing techniques, and exchange program.
Rose School/EUCENTRE (European Center for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering), University of Pavia, Italy: Student, researcher and faculty exchanges, report exchanges, workshops and conferences.
State Key Laboratory for Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China: Joint research and workshop series on special bridges; development of new laboratory facilities; large-scale testing of continuous bridges.
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile: Collaborative project to exchange experiences in the evaluation of earthquake effects on the infrastructure (structural and nonstructural components) of acute care facilities.
University of Costa Rica, National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models (LANAMME): Joint collaboration on bridge engineering research and education.
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico: Collaborative research and educational exchanges in earthquake engineering.
University of Quisqueya, Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Partnership to help Haiti rebuild through continuing earthquake engineering education programs and development of a Master’s program in earthquake engineering. Provide training in ATC-20 rapid building assessment procedures and earthquake engineering fundamentals, develop educational programs on seismic design of buildings with a focus on reconstruction, promote academic exchange and cooperation.
Selected Past Collaborations
Chiba University, Japan: Joint research on remote sensing technologies and international workshop series
Waseda University, Japan: Joint research on earthquake resistant design of lifeline facilities and countermeasures against soil liquefaction and workshop series
International Center for Disaster-Mitigation Engineering (INCEDE), University of Tokyo, Japan: Develop post-earthquake response and reconstruction strategies for urban regions
Annex III to the Protocol for Science and Technical Cooperation in Earthquake Studies, Cooperative Research in Earthquake Engineering and Hazards Mitigation
PRC-U.S. Collaboration on Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake Engineering Forum for Young Researchers: Forum to establish professional opportunities between young researchers from the U.S. with their counterpart professionals in China.
APEC IDEERS Competition
Bulletin Article | Presentation (pdf)
Tri-Center Field Missions