On behalf of Tohoku University, I would like to express our deepest condolences to those in Turkey and Syria who have been affected by the devastating earthquake that struck southern Turkey on February 6. Our hearts go out to families who have lost loved ones, to those injured, to our students from the region and to everyone around the world who are impacted by this tragic event.
After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Tohoku University established the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) in 2012 with the aim of contributing to the reconstruction and revitalization of disaster-affected areas, as well as promoting the most advanced research on disaster science in the world.
In the wake of this week's earthquake, Tohoku University will collaborate with Japanese and relevant local organizations in Turkey and Syria. We will draw on our own experiences and the important work done by IRIDeS, and make every effort to support everyone affected, to help them face and overcome the challenging weeks and months ahead.
Tohoku University, President
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