DeSIRE (Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering) is an extensive interdisciplinary research and capacity building programme. The DeSIRE-programme funds 17 Tenure Trackers, 20 Postdocs and over 50 Resilience Fellows across 14 faculties at the 4TU's. As such 4TU.DeSIRE Programme serves as the founding core of the 4TU.RE Centre. It is part of the strategic research impulse ‘High Tech for a Sustainable Future’ of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands (Eindhoven, Delft, Twente and Wageningen) forming the backbone of 4TU.RE.
Our goal is to build a thriving community on Resilience Engineering. To design solutions for complex social-technical-environmental systems requires linking different domains and disciplines. We make connections between scientists, practitioners, engineers and policymakers; between universities, companies and the government. Towards this goal DeSIRE creates multidisciplinary capacity across the 4TUs with applications across sectors (agri-food, decision making under uncertainty, energy/cyber, supply chain/ transport networks, urban and water).