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Sichuan Base

The Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR) was jointly set up by PolyU and Sichuan University in response to the 8-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan on 12 May 2008.

The Institute is the first of its kind on the Chinese Mainland to specialise in disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and disaster reconstruction. It was officially opened in 2013 with RMB 200 million in funding support from the Hong Kong Jockey Club.  The Institute is located in the Jiangan District of the Sichuan University campus in Chengdu, occupying a net floor area of 20,000 square metres.

The multi-disciplinary resources of the two universities have enabled IDMR to develop a joint PhD programme, four impactful master programmes, and a range of undergraduate subjects to nurture top-notch talent. With its expertise and rich experience, IDMR is also actively involved in supporting the reconstruction of post-earthquake areas.   

Core Functions 

HKJC_Community projects

Programmes supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club

  • Joint PhD programme leading to dual awards
  • Master programmes meeting international standards:
    1. Master of Science in Disaster Nursing 
    2. Master of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics (Remark 1)
    3. Master in Physical Therapy (China) (Remark 2)
    4. Master in Occupational Therapy (China) (Remark 2)
  • Community projects supporting reconstruction of post-quake areas in Ludian of Yunnan by School of Nursing and Department of Rehabilitation (completed)

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Student Enrichment Programmes

  • Service-learning Programmes
  • Student Exchange Programme
  • Sichuan University Immersion Programme


Alumni Connection

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Remark 1 :  The programme was offered until 2015.

Remark 2 : The programme was offered until 2016.

Six Regional Bases

Different strategic focus on education, research, global networking & student development

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