Our motivation

4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering brings the expertise of different scientists and engineers together to anticipate the grand challenges societies will be facing.
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Technological and social developments are advancing at a rapid pace. We are more and more highly interconnected through networks. And at the same time we are facing transitions like climate change, migration and growth of the world population. Societies have to deal with changes, incidents, disasters and stress situations.

How do we deal with this? How can a city for example cope with prolonged heat stress? Or with a terrorist attack? How does farmland bounds back better after a flood?

These developments make our social, technological and environmental systems vulnerable. It creates extensive issues that we cannot solve in a monodisciplinary way. Collaboration between different research areas is therefore essential and necessary.

4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering brings the expertise of different scientists and engineers together to anticipate the grand challenges societies will be facing. The focus is on engineering, either finding technical solutions and system designs, in interaction wih social-ecological systems.

Help needed in Vietnam
‘How can we encourage progress in smart infrastructure and predictive maintenance? How can we encourage new public-private-people partnerships to deal with climate change? And how are we going to fund it all? These are questions I’d like to bring to the attention of 4TU RE. And a potential point of connection between the Dutch Water Authorities and 4TU RE is our water governance project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: we would gladly welcome resilience engineering students on board of this project.’
Stefan Nijwening, Strategic Advisor Waterschap Vechtstromen (Water Authority)
Strategic Advisory Board 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering

Technological and social developments are advancing at a rapid pace. We are more and more highly interconnected through networks. And at the same time we are facing transitions like climate change, migration and growth of the world population. Societies have to deal with changes, incidents, disasters and stress situations.

How do we deal with this? How can a city for example cope with prolonged heat stress? Or with a terrorist attack? How does farmland bounds back better after a flood?

These developments make our social, technological and environmental systems vulnerable. It creates extensive issues that we cannot solve in a monodisciplinary way. Collaboration between different research areas is therefore essential and necessary.

4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering brings the expertise of different scientists and engineers together to anticipate the grand challenges societies will be facing. The focus is on engineering, either finding technical solutions and system designs, in interaction wih social-ecological systems.

Help needed in Vietnam
‘How can we encourage progress in smart infrastructure and predictive maintenance? How can we encourage new public-private-people partnerships to deal with climate change? And how are we going to fund it all? These are questions I’d like to bring to the attention of 4TU RE. And a potential point of connection between the Dutch Water Authorities and 4TU RE is our water governance project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: we would gladly welcome resilience engineering students on board of this project.’
Stefan Nijwening, Strategic Advisor Waterschap Vechtstromen (Water Authority)
Strategic Advisory Board 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering

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Our motivation

Technological and social developments are advancing at a rapid pace. We are more and more highly interconnected through networks. And at the same time we are facing transitions like climate change, migration and growth of the world population. Societies have to deal with changes, incidents, disasters and stress situations.

How do we deal with this? How can a city for example cope with prolonged heat stress? Or with a terrorist attack? How does farmland bounds back better after a flood?

These developments make our social, technological and environmental systems vulnerable. It creates extensive issues that we cannot solve in a monodisciplinary way. Collaboration between different research areas is therefore essential and necessary.

4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering brings the expertise of different scientists and engineers together to anticipate the grand challenges societies will be facing. The focus is on engineering, either finding technical solutions and system designs, in interaction wih social-ecological systems.

Help needed in Vietnam
‘How can we encourage progress in smart infrastructure and predictive maintenance? How can we encourage new public-private-people partnerships to deal with climate change? And how are we going to fund it all? These are questions I’d like to bring to the attention of 4TU RE. And a potential point of connection between the Dutch Water Authorities and 4TU RE is our water governance project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: we would gladly welcome resilience engineering students on board of this project.’
Stefan Nijwening, Strategic Advisor Waterschap Vechtstromen (Water Authority)
Strategic Advisory Board 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering

Technological and social developments are advancing at a rapid pace. We are more and more highly interconnected through networks. And at the same time we are facing transitions like climate change, migration and growth of the world population. Societies have to deal with changes, incidents, disasters and stress situations.

How do we deal with this? How can a city for example cope with prolonged heat stress? Or with a terrorist attack? How does farmland bounds back better after a flood?

These developments make our social, technological and environmental systems vulnerable. It creates extensive issues that we cannot solve in a monodisciplinary way. Collaboration between different research areas is therefore essential and necessary.

4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering brings the expertise of different scientists and engineers together to anticipate the grand challenges societies will be facing. The focus is on engineering, either finding technical solutions and system designs, in interaction wih social-ecological systems.

Help needed in Vietnam
‘How can we encourage progress in smart infrastructure and predictive maintenance? How can we encourage new public-private-people partnerships to deal with climate change? And how are we going to fund it all? These are questions I’d like to bring to the attention of 4TU RE. And a potential point of connection between the Dutch Water Authorities and 4TU RE is our water governance project in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: we would gladly welcome resilience engineering students on board of this project.’
Stefan Nijwening, Strategic Advisor Waterschap Vechtstromen (Water Authority)
Strategic Advisory Board 4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering