Message from Prof. Takara

Welcome to my laboratory, Disaster Prevention Technology and Policy Research. Since 1981 when I became an educator and researcher at Kyoto University, I have been studying with many excellent students in Kyoto University Civil Engineering School (1981-1990), Gifu University Civil Engineering School (1990-1994), and Kyoto University Disaster Prevention Research Institute (1994-now). As a professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, I have supervised and produced more than 30 PhDs including overseas such as Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania and Vietnam.
I welcome students and scholars who have strong passion and ability to pursue his/her studies in hydrology, water resources, and disaster management.“Life is short, art is long.” I hope your successful future by hard working and enjoying your time in Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University.





Prof. Kaoru Takara