Multi Hazards – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dealing with Crises

House is destroyed by natural disaster Copyright: © Project "Leonardo"

As part of our close collaboration with the Chair and Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management (IWW), we are delighted to announce the Leonardo course "Multi-Hazards" for the current winter semester. This interdisciplinary course is designed to raise awareness among students about dealing with natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, and to train them to become future change agents. Given the increasing frequency of natural disasters, it is crucial to develop solutions that enhance the adaptability of socio-technical systems and infrastructures.

The course begins with an introduction to fundamental concepts such as resilience, risk, and disaster management. Students have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams on real cases related to natural disasters. The emphasis here lies on the significant concept of "Learning from failure," which includes the analysis of failure and adaptation mechanisms, as well as the development of creative solutions.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to explain theoretical concepts in the context of disaster management, recognize the relevance of disaster management for their own professional education, identify and analyze failure mechanisms and stakeholders in selected disaster scenarios, derive implications for future disaster events, and convincingly present their findings to individuals from other disciplines. For detailed information on the courses and registration, please visit the official website of the "Leonardo" project. We look forward to an inspiring and interdisciplinary course that contributes to educating the future shapers of tomorrow.


Registrations are possible until October 15, 2023!