About the ISRS

Whilst globalisation brings unparalleled opportunities for citizens it also brings an unparalleled level of threat to our security.

An inter-dependent world leaves us vulnerable as never before – we need systems that are truly resilient to terrorist - and other - threats. Financial services, electronic networks, energy supplies, transport and national infrastructure are all at risk.

The Institute for Security & Resilience Studies (ISRS) at University College London (UCL) provides a hub for scholars and practitioners to address the challenges of resilience and security in the 21st Century.  We bring together the public, private and third sectors to seek out ways to catalyse innovation - so that we can all better cope with, and flourish in, increasingly uncertain times.

Personally, economically, socially and politically, we are increasingly interdependent upon networks that combine extensive local and long-distance interactions. This process of glocalisation is what guides our work, carried out through six  Research and Innovation Challenges (RIX):

a. Glocal Political Economies
: capital and credit flows.
b. Organisational and Market Fitness
: delivering productivity gains.
Incisive Methods :
net assessment for a multipolar world.
Dynamic Networks : the uncertain passage of data, trade and people.
e. Carrying Capacity
strategic rivalries over consumption.
Ethics :
between law-making bodies and evolving patterns of behaviour.

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