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University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria

The Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Hazards can be traced back to the beginning of our university around 1900. Our department is regarded as the competence centre for research and teaching in the areas of geo-hazards and risk management in Austria. The numerical and physical modelling of geo-hazards plays an important role in research and teaching. Read more

Int. Centre for Numerical Methods in Eng. (CIM), Spain

CIMNE is a research and development centre dedicated to promoting and fostering advances in the development and application of numerical methods for the solution of engineering problems. Read more

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland

The Computational Physics of Engineering Materials group in the Institute for Building Materials is embedded in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering. Our group is regarded as the competence centre for computational methods in research and teaching. Our current focus concerning granular material is the interaction and coupling of the grains and the surrounding fluid. Read more

Grenoble Institute of Technology (INPG), Lab. 3SR, France

Laboratory 3SR (Soils, Solids, Structures, Risks) is one of the leading European research group in geomechanics. The laboratory gathers the best skills of the universities in Grenoble in the field of geomechanics, civil engineering and associated risk research as well as mechanical and multiphysics couplings in multiphase media. The development and applications of numerical models considering the discrete nature of materials is a key research topic. Read more

Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD), Germany

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at TUD is one of the best departments in Mechanical Engineering in Germany. The Institute of Fluid Dynamics focuses its research on CFD and theoretical modelling of various flow problems for different materials. Read more

University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy

University of Padua was founded in 1222, has thirteen Faculties and offers over 100 three-year degree courses, over 80 higher degree courses and many specialization degree courses, as well as many Master's Degree courses. The Department of Structural and Transportation Engineering carries on the tradition of the ancient Royal School of Application for Engineers, founded in 1876 and has its origins from the technical-scientific investigations of the Padua scientists of the eighteen century. The Department offers excellent opportunities for research and study, leading to advanced degrees in the areas of mechanics of materials, structural analysis and design, mechanics of structures and solids and construction. Read more

University of Nottingham (UNOTT), UK

UNOTT is a member of the illustrious Russell Group of Universities, and was ranked 7th overall in the UK in terms of research power in the most recent National Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008). Furthermore, General Engineering now stands third in the UK, with Civil Engineering and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering both ranked fourth overall. In addition, the Physical Sciences and Engineering Super-Panel ranks Nottingham fourth in the UK Research Power Quality Index. Read more

Ove Arup (ARUP), UK

Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (Arup) is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. The firm was founded in 1946 and currently there are over 10,000 staff working in over 90 offices worldwide. Geo-hazards and risk management for infrastructure (road, rail, maritime, energy, water) and regional (local and national) master-planning projects is an area of particular strength at Arup. Our current focus is on the quantitative analysis to determine cost-efficient and sustainable risk management strategies. Read more

Baugrund Dresden (BAU), Germany

Founded in 1953, Baugrund Dresden is a leading engineering company specialized in geotechnical consulting and services. With about 50 engineers, Baugrund Dresden provides the whole spectrum of geotechnical engineering services, from feasibility study, preparation of tender document over design to site supervision. Our company has been involved in major construction works in Germany and abroad, e.g. the High Speed Railway Lines in Germany and in China. Read more

Fed. Res. & Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards & Landscape (BFW), Austria

The Federal Research & Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards & Landscape (BFW) was established by the end of the 19th century. The current research focuses on precipitation/runoff analysis, shallow interflow processes, catchment hydrology, and land-use impact on runoff and erosion processes. Read more

irstea (IRSTEA), France

With an annual operating budget of about 82 Million € and more than 1,000 research staff, irstea is a leading research institution in environment and natural hazards. The Geomechanics Group at irstea is specialised in fundamental and applied issues related to natural risks. Read more

ITASCA Consultants GmbH (ITAS), Germany

ITASCA is a world leading software company and geotechnical consulting for innovative solutions to geological and geomechanical problems in various fields, with offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK and US. Itasca Consultants GmbH in Germany is an independent, engineering consulting and software development firm that solves challenging problems in numerous engineering fields, such as mining, civil, petroleum, waste isolation, and environmental industries. Read more

Teerag-Asdag AG (TEER), Austria

Founded in 1914 Teerag-Asdag AG is a major contractor for infrastructure in Central Europe. The about 3000 employees of the group generated a turn-over of about 850 Mill € in 2010. Teerag-Asdag has numerous subsidiaries in Austria, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech, Italy and Spain. Recently, Teerag-Asdag AG is incorporated in the PORR AG group, a major player on the European construction and infrastructure market. Read more