Towards a Risk Institute

The Risk@Univ. Grenoble Alpes project goal is to develop cross-disciplinary research and scientific innovation in the field of disaster and risk management in areas that are made vulnerable due to a strong interdependency between human, natural or technological hazards. In addition to the Grenoble basin, the project will focus on other specific vulnerable territories such as the Beirut area (Lebanon), the Port-au-Prince city (Haiti), and areas in Peru and in Nepal, The project also aims at proposing a risk institute in the Grenoble Alpes area.

The main goal of the project is to contribute to the proactive mitigation of disaster risks and the development of the culture of risk. It is dedicated to a global and regional challenge, which is fundamental for the decades to come, due to the increase of the world population with often-anarchic densification of urbanized areas, the increasing human impact on ecosystems, but also the emergence of new risks induced by the climate change and the technological development.
The project RISK Institute

The project

"Managing risk for a more resilient world"

PhD offers


11 PhD thesis have been labeled by the project



The project is founded on strong regional, national and international partnerships with important stakeholder in risk management
Research approach

Research approach

The project is organized in 4 work-packages


General Assembly toward a Risk Institute, April 15th, 2021

The general assembly of the CDP risk took place on April 15, 2021.
In the perspective of the project's continuation, major orientations were identified and presented by the teams in the form of 5 first entries in the risk theme:

  • Innovations & resiliences;
  • Mountain risks in the context of global change;
  • Quantitative modelling & decision making for the management of engineered assets at risk;
  • Telluric crisis & risks;
  • Anthropisation, Natural risks and Habitability.

General Assembly, IRiMa PEPR project & post CDP RISK - September 2nd, 2021

IMAG auditorium & Zoom session
Thurday, September 2nd, 2021 - 2:00PM

The General Assembly organised by the COPIL of the CDP RISK took place on Thursday 2 September 2021 from 14:00 to 16:30 in the IMAG Auditorium with 34 participants.
During this meeting, the following has been presented:

  • PEPR IRiMa project and its challenges for the UGA site

  • The post-CDP RISK: governance and perspectives

This meeting was also an opportunity for a discussion and exchanges.

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