The vision of the Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety is to contribute to developing safe, resilient and sustainable systems, organisations and societies. We pursue this vision through both research and education areas such as risk management, disaster risk reduction, emergency management, humanitarian assistance and system safety. More specifically, our research concerns how people, organisations and society prevent, prepare for, deal with, recover from, and learn and adapt to events that might threaten something of value. We offer courses on several educational programmes at Lund University on both bachelor and master level. We provide a PhD-education on the topic of risk and safety and offer commissioned education for professionals. National and international collaboration with universities as well as the private and public sector, is central to the work at the division.
The division employs more than 20 professors, lecturers and PhD students, and more than and more than 10 affiliated researchers (industrial PhD-students and guest researchers).