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4TU Centre for Resilience Engineering is based on a broad view of Resilience Engineering. This view is not limited to engineering, but looks at the resilience of the full social-technical-environmental system.

During the period 2018 – 2023, the DeSIRE research and capacity building programme provided a first essential impulse for integrating the existing expertise on resilience through joint events across 4TU, nationally and internationally.

Part of the DeSIRE research programme were tenure trackers and postdocs, they were all part of different research groups, meaning that the work within the research programme was truly multidisciplinary. DeSIRE invested also in growing an international community of Resilience Fellows. 

To this day today, we continue to aim establishing and fostering an international network of top-level academic scholars, engineers, practitioners and decision-makers. 

The current research agenda of the 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering covers six thematic working groups. They represent the focus areas along which our community is concentrated. To really get a picture of what resilience is and how research delivers an impact, read our Research Stories.

Last but not least, since the start in 2018 of the DeSIRE research and capacity building programme, we are proud to present our accomplishments and impact of research