University of Stuttgart (D)

The Universität Stuttgart lies right in the centre of the largest high-tech region of Europe. We are surrounded by a number of renown research facilities and have such global players as Daimler or IBM as our neighbours. We were founded in 1829 and over the years this technical institution has developed to the research intensive university that it is today. Our main emphasis is on engineering and the natural sciences. However, combining these areas with the humanities and the social sciences adds something special to our profile. The University has been involved in a several projects under the 6th EC research framework and ran more than 240 FP7 projects.

The Institute of Spatial Planning and Regional Development (IREUS) is a research institute of the University of Stuttgart, which is well known as a partner within the EU research frameworks. IREUS stands for a research and teaching agenda that aims to enhance the sustainability and resilience in spatial and infrastructure development as well as development of tools to measure and assess new vulnerabilities and risks in spatial and environmental planning. The personnel of IREUS has been involved in a number of national and international research projects (see below) including FP7 funded activities.

Role in the Project

USTUTT will lead WP5 Risk Management and hazard mitigation tools. In this regard, IREUS will provide state-of-the-art knowledge regarding risk and vulnerability research towards various hazards considering potential impacts of climate change. Through its personnel, it has specific experience in vulnerability, risk and resilience research on various spatial scales also taken into account critical infrastructures.