05-03-2013 Call for papers (English) (中文)
05-03-2013 Abstract submission
07-01-2013 Online registration is available
07-05-2013 Abstract submission has been extended to 31 August, 2013
07-10-2013 Student Poster Competition (English) (中文)
07-10-2013 Poster submission
10-01-2013 Keynote and Invited Speakers
10-09-2013 Poster Award
10-16-2013 Field Trip
10-20-2013 Last day to pay registration
10-24-2013 Final Program (download) (Group Session)
10-30-2013 2013 APRU photos
12-15-2013 Proceedings



The APRU symposium series on Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim will hold its ninth symposium from 28-29 October 2013 at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The 9th APRU symposium is hosted by the Center for Weather Climate and Disaster Research (WCDR) at National Taiwan University.


The 9th APRU symposium aims to convene scholars and experts from the countries around the Pacific Rim. The inter-disciplinary knowledge on multi-hazard researches can be exchanged and shared through APRU collaboration. The symposium will focus on related topics of multi-hazards induced by extreme weather, earthquake, volcanic activity and haze pollution. Other issues are also included such as advanced monitoring and forecasting techniques, risk assessment, disaster health and emergency management, and education on disaster reduction. All the participants are encouraged to join discussion and share experiences throughout the symposium.

About APRU

Four Californian university leaders – President Steven B. Sample from the University of Southern California, Chancellor Charles Young of University of California, Los Angeles, President Thomas Everhart of California Institute of Technology and Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien of University of California, Berkeley – came together and envisioned a premier alliance of leading research universities focused on the advancement of the Pacific Rim. With this goal in mind, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities was established in 1997 with leading universities across the Americas, Asia and Australasia, to contribute to the development of an increasingly integrated Pacific Rim community.