iRALL-International Research Association on Large Landslides

iRALL School 2017 Begins

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      On October 15th, the opening ceremony of iRALL School 2017 was held in Room 211 of SKLGP, with the participation of 36 doctoral students and doctors from 12 countries (regions) such as Pakistan, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Spain, Germany, Czech, Slovakia, Macedonia, South Korea, Australia and China (including Hongkong). This was the second international doctoral course held by our lab Independently.


        At the opening ceremony, our president Prof. Gong Hao made a welcome address. Gong said he hopes the course will further enhance the exchange and cooperation with international researchers in the field. Then, our director Prof. Huang Runqiu expressed his warm welcome to the students and teachers from all over the world, and made a brief introduction about SKLGP. Besides, our guest professor Niek Rengers, the former chairmen of IAEG, also made an address and gave high regards to iRALL School.


        Then these students introduced themselves to each other, and produced a harmonious atmosphere, which laid a good foundation for the exchange and interaction in the next two-week course.


        After the opening ceremony, there were three academic lectures given by Prof. Huang, Prof. Xu, and Prof. Hu, including “Landslide Induced by Strong Earthquake”, “Monitoring Techniques for Large Landslides”, and Physical Modelling: Flumes, Ring Shear Test”. These three professors made active and lively discussions with students. Their clear presentations and serious research attitudes were highly praised by the participants.


        In the next two-week school, students will taught by famous experts in the field of landslide prevention, who are from America, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgium and China. The courses will include both theories and field trips, involving landslide mechanism, engineering geological survey, geophysical exploration and landslide risk assessment, etc.. All of these will improve students’ ability to solve the actual landslide risks.