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Expertise and research topics developed by the Institute

The Institute encompasses six cross-disciplinary areas of research:

  • natural risks : geological and hydrogeological studies, karstic collapsing phenomena, post-mining risks, seismicity, floods, protection against lightning, climate risk,, etc.,


  • industrial and technological risks : RAMS and industrial maintenance, transportation safety, fires, major technological hazards, land use planning, emergency planning, crisis management, toxicology, etc.,


  • environmental risks : dispersion of air pollutants in the atmosphere, management and treatment of contaminated soils and waste, waste gas treatment and CO2 capture, groundwater protection, etc.,


  • organizational risks : multi-criteria decision support, operations research, geographic information systems, modelling and management of risks in complex socio-technical systems, quality management, etc.,


  • socio-economic risks : financial management, corporate governance, public finance, corporate finance management, etc.,


  • societal risks : vulnerability of critical infrastructures, new patterns of urbanisation, societal resilience, etc.


Besides research, The RISKS Institute offers high-quality scientific expertise and specific training in the aforementioned areas.