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?
RADAR is a member of the Periperi U consortium. Periperi U is a partnership of African universities that spans 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. More information on Periperi U can be found on the website www.riskreductionafrica.org
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2022
APPLICATIONS FOR RADAR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES 2022 are closed. Applications for the 2023 academic year open in March 2022
Applications for all of RADAR's 2022 academic programmes are now closed. Applications for the 2023 academic year will open in March 2022. 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)
- Honours module in Disaster Risk Studies and Development
Please note that applications for International students wishing to apply close on 31 August, and 31 October for South African Students.