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ISCN 2015: WG 2, Andre Edelhoff

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Andre Edelhoff, Association of Pacific Rim Universities

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ISCN 2015: WG 2, Andre Edelhoff

  1. 1. International Sustainable Campus Network 2015 Working Group 2 Hong Kong, 18 June 2015
  2. 2. APRU is the international organisation of leading research universities in the Asia-Pacific region  45 leading research universities  17 APEC economies including the world’s three largest  140,000 faculty members and 2 million students  Culturally dynamic and diverse WHO WE ARE Visit our website at apru.org
  3. 3. OUR MEMBERS Australia Australian National University University of Melbourne University of Sydney UNSW Australia Canada University of British Columbia Chile University of Chile China Fudan University Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Nanjing University Peking University Tsinghua University University of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology of China Zhejiang University Chinese Taipei National Taiwan University Indonesia University of Indonesia Japan Keio University Kyoto University Osaka University Tohoku University University of Tokyo Waseda University Korea Korea University Seoul National University Yonsei University Malaysia University of Malaya Mexico Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education National Autonomous University of Mexico New Zealand University of Auckland Philippines University of the Philippines Russia Far Eastern Federal University Singapore National University of Singapore Thailand Chulalongkorn University USA California Institute of Technology Stanford University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of Hawai’i at Mānoa University of Oregon University of Southern California University of Washington Visit our Website at apru.org
  4. 4.  Academic/Administrative Leadership Networks (Provosts, Vice- Presidents (Research), and Chief Information Officers meetings)  Equity and Access Program  Teaching and Learning Program  University Museums Symposium  Education and Research Technology Forum  Analysis of policy issues in higher education and research  Student leadership programs (Undergraduate Summer Program, Asia-Pacific Student Leaders Forum)  Research mentoring and networking opportunities (Doctoral Students Conference, Early Career Researchers Network)  Asia-Pacific Women in Leadership - a program for bridging the gender gap at senior levels in higher education.  Global Health Program (Lead: University of Southern California, Institute of Global Health)  Multi-Hazards Program (Lead: Tohoku University, International Research Institute of Disaster Science)  Internet Governance Program (Lead: Keio University, International Project for the Internet & Society)  Population Ageing Program (Lead: UNSW Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research)  Sustainability and Climate Change  Brain and Mind Research in the Asia-Pacific 1 Shaping Asia-Pacific Higher Education and Research 2 Creating Asia-Pacific Global Leaders 3 Partnering on Solutions to Asia-Pacific Challenges STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK Visit our website at apru.org
  5. 5. APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program  APRU has a high capability and expertise in Disaster Science  20 active universities  75 disaster science-related institutes and individual researchers  Program Hub at International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University  Since April 2013  Chairman of Core Group: Prof. Yuichi Ono  Program Coordinator: Prof. Takako Izumi Visit our Website at apru.org
  6. 6. Campus Safety Initiative A safe campus is one that is monitored for safety, one where the various dimensions of the environment are routinely evaluated and adjustments are made as appropriate.” (Rund, J.A., 2002) Sustainability and safety are really about the same thing: conserving resources.  APRU Survey and Report Visit our Website at apru.org
  7. 7. Campus Safety Survey - Background United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) “Disaster risk reduction begins at school” in 2006-2007. Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction “Promote the resilience of new and existing critical infrastructure, including water, transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, educational facilities, hospitals and other health facilities, to ensure that they remain safe, effective and operational during and after disasters in order to provide live-saving and essential services.” Visit our Website at apru.org
  8. 8. Campus Safety Survey - Methodology Online-Questionnaire was designed by Tohoku University and UC Davis and distributed among 45 APRU member universities. Visit our Website at apru.org 1) Governance on action 2) Risk assessment 3) Disaster preparedness mechanism 4) Response capacity 5) Support system for students, faculty members and staff 6) Rehabilitation and recovery
  9. 9. Campus Safety Survey - Methodology Online-Questionnaire was designed by Tohoku University and UC Davis and distributed among 45 APRU member universities. 22 universities responded. Visit our Website at apru.org 1) Governance on action 2) Risk assessment 3) Disaster preparedness mechanism 4) Response capacity 5) Support system for students, faculty members and staff 6) Rehabilitation and recovery
  10. 10. Visit our Website at apru.org Campus Safety Survey – Summary Area Strength Potential Governance Action • Countermeasure office • Response plan • Simulation exercise of countermeasure office • Information sharing and early warning Risk Assessment None • Risk assessment • Strategies and action based on risk assessment • Assessment result to be shared Disaster Preparedness Mechanism and Capacity • Emergency communication system • Disaster-resistant structure • Awareness-raising activities • Guidance for foreign students • Safety confirmation • Response handbook and its distribution Response Capacity • Emergency stockpile • Building inspection implementation and capacity • Mutual agreement with neighboring universities • Volunteers list Support System • Policies for support to students • Support for psychosocial assistance needs • Support system for foreign students • Support system for faculty members, and staff, as well as their families Data Preservation • Data and information gathering after disasters • Archival system for preservation of records and information
  11. 11. Campus Safety Survey – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly + Mechanism in place to establish a counter-measure office and have developed a response manual and plan. + Physical structure areas, such as disaster-resistant structures, emergency communication, and emergency stockpiles, have been progressed. + Support toward psychosocial aspects has been provided after disasters. - The area of risk assessment requires more attention and effort. - Early warning and alert systems have not been installed widely. - Further support and consideration for foreign students is required. Visit our Website at apru.org
  12. 12. Campus Safety Survey – Challenges of Universities • Financial constraints, • human resources challenges, • difficulties understanding risks and safety issues, • and a lack of participation by faculty and staff. Visit our Website at apru.org
  13. 13. Campus Safety Survey – The Perfect Plan 1) Disaster Countermeasure Office with university’s senior management in charge 2) Simulation exercises for DCO 3) Disaster response plan 4) Early warning signal 5) Regular disaster risk assessments 6) Preparedness plan based on assessment 7) Transparency of assessment results 8) Safety confirmation system (students, employees) 9) Disaster response handbook 10) Disaster resistant infrastructure 11) Awareness-raising activities 12) Guidance for foreign students / employees 13) Emergency communication system 14) Stockpile of emergency response items 15) Agreement with other universities for mutual support 16) Internal building inspection capacity 17) List of volunteers 18) Support policy for students and employees (e.g. exemption of tuition fees, family support) 19) Psychosocial care after the disaster 20) Record preservation 21) Archiving system Visit our Website at apru.org
  14. 14. OUR MEMBERS Australia Australian National University University of Melbourne University of Sydney UNSW Australia Canada University of British Columbia Chile University of Chile China Fudan University Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Nanjing University Peking University Tsinghua University University of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology of China Zhejiang University Chinese Taipei National Taiwan University Indonesia University of Indonesia Japan Keio University Kyoto University Osaka University Tohoku University University of Tokyo Waseda University Korea Korea University Seoul National University Yonsei University Malaysia University of Malaya Mexico Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education National Autonomous University of Mexico New Zealand University of Auckland Philippines University of the Philippines Russia Far Eastern Federal University Singapore National University of Singapore Thailand Chulalongkorn University USA California Institute of Technology Stanford University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of Hawai’i at Mānoa University of Oregon University of Southern California University of Washington Visit our Website at apru.org
  15. 15. Campus Safety Survey – Who is Mr / Ms Perfect? Visit our Website at apru.org 1. 2. 3.
  16. 16. Campus Safety Survey – Do’s and Don’ts What worked well • Ask simple questions in the first round • Do not expect too much / Do not aim too high • University network What can be done better • Get your audience right • Define precisely what you are asking for • Communicate, communicate, communicate! Visit our Website at apru.org
  17. 17. Campus Safety Survey – Next Steps 1. Workshop and Training for University Officers of Safety on Campus, 2. Forming of a Safety Working Group, 3. Developing a Good Practice Report and APRU Guidelines for Campus Safety, 4. Reach out to other universities but also governments and the private sector the by sharing tools and good practices. Visit our Website at apru.org
  18. 18. APRU Secretariat NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House, 2F 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244 Tel: +65 6516 3538 Fax: +65 6778 2285 Email: andre.edelhoff@apru.org Website: apru.org THANK YOU

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