Vision & Mission


The vision of ICRM is to become Asia’s leading research institute in catastrophe risk management and to help those at risk worldwide in general and Asia in particular.


The mission of ICRM is:

  • To undertake multi-disciplinary research projects in science, engineering, finance, technology, economics and socio-political aspects related to catastrophe risk. Drawing strengths in natural catastrophes in the College of Engineering, ICRM will work with NTU institutions such as the Earth Observatory of Singapore, the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, the Nanyang Business School as well as researchers at local institutions. The ICRM will also form collaborative projects with government agencies and leading centers of catastrophe risk management in industry as well as with similar centers internationally.

  • To help the community to better understand the fundamental characteristics of risks related to natural and non-traditional disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, floods, droughts, and to non-traditional risks due to food security, infectious diseases and terrorism.