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Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development

ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development) aims to promote co-operation and innovation among European HE to increase society's resilience to disasters of human and natural origin.

The network's teaching and research is concerned with what resilience is, what it means to society, and how societies might achieve greater resilience in the face of increasing threats from natural and human induced hazards.

ANDROID will create a European approach that will help us understand the attributes that enable physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems to adapt, by resistance or changing in order to reach and maintain an acceptable level of functioning.

The network will also raise awareness and promote a common understanding among stakeholders of the importance of disaster resilience education and the essential role of European HE’s in improving society's ability increase disaster resilience.

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Practical information

Project dates
January 2012–December 2014

PhD Jörgen Sparf

External research funding
EUR 800,000

The European Union. 
ANDROID is an Erasmus academic network under the Lifelong Learning Programme.