Ritsumeikan University and Gadjah Mada University, one of the most renowned universities in Indonesia, are delighted to present the international symposium on Disaster Mitigation. Since the conclusion of MOU between the two universities in 1996, we have been conducting active research and students collaborations, especially in the field of Disaster Mitigation Research.
Last year, the Japanese government launched “The Top Global University Project” that encourages Japanese universities to carry out more collaborations with top universities from all over the world to make Japanese higher education truly internationalized in order to enhance their global competitiveness, and Ritsumeikan has been selected as one of the global hub universities to receive a large amount of fund from the government. We are coming into “the era of Asia”. This rapidly growing area attracts more business and people, but at the same time, there are many problems and issues that need to be solved.