July 16 – 20, 2018
In its second edition, the summer school on Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) brings together academics and professional experts to discuss an emerging topic with a pragmatic and scientific approach.
The School, led by the University of Tor Vergata, explains how critical infrastructure works and fails; its cascading impact from local to global, and the strategies to use to build resilience against e.g. extreme events and climate change.
The city of Venice will be used as a laboratory and students will learn first-hand how to identify a critical infrastructure, assess its risk, develop resilience strategies and devise ways to apply them. The course consists of a mix of theoretical knowledge, case studies/projects and hands-on exercises and will provide the participants with tools to analyze a system and its components, prioritize connectivity, assess risk, and develop resilience strategies. These techniques can be applied to various fields and at various scales, from city scale to a global supply chain.
Graduate students and working professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in critical infrastructure issues and ability to read and write fluently in English. Advanced undergraduates will also be considered.
Coordinator: Prof. Erdem Ergin, University of Tor Vergata/ World Bank.
Applications: February 19 - March 25, 2018 via VIU website.
Further information about Topics, Faculty, Program structure and Fees, including accommodation on campus, will be available soon.