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Centre for Risk Studies

The Centre for Risk Studies is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence for the study of the management of economic and societal risks. The Centre's focus is in the analysis, assessment, and mitigation of global vulnerabilities for the advancement of political, business and individual decision makers.

Specific Objectives:

  • Create multi-disciplinary environment using Cambridge University's academic community and partners to generate research in public and private sector risk
  • Establish framework for modeling risks and decision making
  • Provide a base for coordinating and sponsoring multi-disciplinary research projects
  • Pursue private and public sector funding
  • Contribute to publications for broad dissemination to government, academia, and industry

The Centre for Risk Studies' proposed research projects explore the issues of understanding and modelling catastrophes, within its mission for promoting societal and economic resilience. The Centre’s initial research topics explore systemic risks around markets, energy investments, and human dimension and perceptions.

The research programme is structured with a number of key industry and research council sponsors and includes concept exploration, proof of concept and detailed methodological development.