Welcome to RADAR
The Research Alliance for Disasters and Risk Reduction (RADAR) is a research centre based at Stellenbosch University South Africa which is committed to advancing capacity building in the disaster risk field through academic programmes and short courses, as well as conducting research and enhancing knowledge concerning hazards, vulnerabilities and risks within the Western Cape region, South Africa and the African continent at large.
RADAR is a member of the Periper U (Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risks) consortium, a partnership of research units and departmens from 12 African universities which focus on advancing research and capacity buidling in risk and vulnerability reduction action on the continent.
Why study disaster risk?
Periperi U is a partnership of African universities that spans across the continent and is committed to building local disaster risk related capacity. Established in 2006, with five original members, the partnership has grown to include twelve universities across the continent. RADAR, based at Stellenbosch University acts as the member of this consortium. More information on Periperi U can be found on the website www.riskreductionafrica.org
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2022
APPLICATIONS FOR RADAR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2022 are now OPEN
Applications for all of RADAR's 2022 academic programmes are now open for all prospective students. To see more about our academic programmes, their entrance requirements and application procedures, please visit our academic programmes pages.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Risk Studies and Development (PGDip DRSD)
- Masters in Philosophy Disaster Risk Science and Development (MPhil DRSD)
- BA Hons Programme in Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies– Disaster Risk Studies Module
Please note that applications for International students wishing to apply closes on 31 August 2021, and 31 October for South African Students