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13 May 2023
Florence Metz receives Professor de Winter Award
We are thrilled to share that one of our DeSIRE members, Florence Metz, an assistant professor of Governance Resilience at University of Twente, has won the Professor de Winter Award for her publication in the American Journal of Political Science.
29 Mar 2023
Wieke Pot appointed as member Dutch Scientific Climate Council
On the recommendation of Minister Jetten for Climate and Energy, the Dutch government has approved the appointment of nine new members of the Scientific Climate Council (WKR) as of 15 April 2023.
20 Mar 2023
Newsletter March 2023
March's edition of our newsletter has just been published, check it out here!
16 Mar 2023
DeSIRE programme has proved to benefit academic careers
The 4TU.DeSIRE programme is winding down before its formal end on June 9 2023. However, its legacy will continue within the Resilience Engineering community. Not only yielded the programme an impressive amount of scientific work, the attention that went into capacity-building of early-career researchers laid the foundation of a flourishing academic community.
8 Feb 2023
Call for Abstracts ICRS 2023
The call for abstracts for the 2023 International Conference on Resilient Systems is now open. Professionals working in the field of resilience as academics, policymakers or practitioners are very welcome to submit their abstracts.
7 Feb 2023
Open Educational Resources platform receives funding
The “Cooking up Open Education Resources for the Resilience Engineering Community” project receives a TU Delft Open Education Stimulation Fund 2022. Camilo Benitez and colleagues have successfully applied for this fund to continue developing the Open Educational Resources of the 4TU.Resilience Engineering community.
27 Jan 2023
Investing in capacity building pays off for the Resilience Engineering community
Developing your own vision as a tenure tracker is key to success
9 Dec 2022
Newsletter December 2022
December's edition of our newsletter has just been published, check it out here!
5 Dec 2022
Adopting a resilience lens in flood risk management
An interdisciplinary group of experts from Deltares, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, TU Delft,  VU Amsterdam, Middlesex University London, The World Bank and 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering argues in a new opinion paper that extra elements must be added to flood risk management in order to make better decisions and develop strategies which enhance resilience and equity. Their view was published on 18 November 2022 in Nature Communications Earth & Environment:
26 Nov 2022
4TU.RE Activities in the spotlight
Read about the DeSIRE working group Urban Resilience, the Pandemic Academic, Robust and Time-sensitive Governance and more
25 Nov 2022
Meet Camilo Benitez coordinator of the 4TU.RE Academy
Pleased to meet you Camilo, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
16 Nov 2022
Accomplishments of the Resilience Engineering community
At the DeSIRE Conference 2022 in November, the 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering and the 4TU.DeSIRE Research Programme published two flyers recounting what the Resilience Engineering community stands for. 
5 Nov 2022
Looking back at the DeSIRE Conference 2022
It is with pleasure that we look back at the DeSIRE Conference 2022: two days in which all the facets of Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering were touched upon in the full scope of its supporting themes. Through thematic sessions - nicely balancing both inspirational talks by our researchers and interactive tours or workshops, the DeSIRE community showed the results made in the Resilience Engineering domains of Agri, Cyber, Decision-Making, Energy, Ethics, Networks, Urban and Water.
4 Nov 2022
DeSIRE Conference 2022 Dinner Speech by Theo Toonen
At the DeSIRE Conference 2022 prof dr Theo A.J. Toonen, Emeritus Dean Professor of Institutional Governance and Public Administration, held a speech detailing how the 4TU.DeSIRE Research Programme came into being. The text, which you can find here, takes you on a journey from where the ideas for Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering started to where we are now!
26 Oct 2022
Vacancy alert! 2 PhD positions
TU Delft is hiring for two PhD positions on the topic of Measuring Resilience.