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The Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering (CUEE), was established at the Tokyo Institute of Technology on September 2003, to carry out the 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) program entitled “Evolution of Urban Earthquake Engineering”. This Program issponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, and Technology (MEXT) for 5 years from 2003.This COE program aims not only to promote research for the overall earthquake risk reduction technology but also to strengthen the graduate education program as well as to launch international collaboration in research and education.

Since the first successful conference held in March, 2003, CUEE has been working towards making various contributions in the areas of the following three major research topics:

  1. Advanced Technology for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation
  2. Renovation Technology for Urban Earthquake Resilience
  3. Strategic Plan for Urban Seismic Risk Reduction

The second conference which was held in March 2005, contributed towards exchanging and discussing with experts, in-depth information on these topics and also helped to promote collaboration and interaction with foreign and local research institutions, as well as government and non-government organizations.

We would like to invite all of you interested in our program to become involved in our research. We would appreciate your creative advice and kind cooperation. We strategize making the global research basis as a key step towards realization of our university’s objective of attaining the status of “World-leading University in science and technology”.

Tatsuo Ohmachi
Director and Professor, Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering and
Program Leader, 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) program entitled
“Evolution of Urban Earthquake Engineering”