Global Resilience Research Network

While they strive to grow and prosper into the 21st century, communities around the world can expect a diverse and increasingly complex and destructive array of security and resilience challenges. As the disruptive forces facing modern society persist and change over time, so must the theories, policies and programs designed to counter them. Through the Global Resilience Research Network, GRI seeks to establish partnerships with university centers and research institutes all over the world to foster collaboration and joint research.

The Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) is committed to informing and advancing resilience solutions so that individuals, communities, systems and networks can thrive in the face of acute disturbances – both sudden and slow-moving.
Founded by the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) at Northeastern University in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach-Institut, GRRN is a membership network of leading universities, institutes, non-profit organizations, and companies engaged in resilience research that informs the development of novel tools and applications.  By connecting resilience researchers with practitioners internationally, GRRN helps to ensure that global expertise is leveraged in order to meet the urgent need for devising interdisciplinary solutions that are practical and scalable.


GRRN is made up of members from around the world that share similar interests in interdisciplinary and applied resilience research and derive mutual benefit from:

  • The network’s ability to identify relevant expertise across member institutions to support the creation of collaborative research teams.
  • The network’s support in developing research proposals that are interdisciplinary and have broad geographic scope that potential funders are most interested in supporting.
  • The communications and partnership outreach efforts of the network that elevate the profile of each member’s resilience-related research, events, news, and activities.


A digital platform that enables virtual research collaboration and information sharing among GRRN members. This dedicated online portal is supported by the Global Resilience Institute in partnership with Northeastern University’s Dean of Libraries. Members have access to a robust search tool to browse the profiles of fellow resilience researchers, as well as forums, a digital repository and more. Lynx-Net is a resource to find a diverse array of resilience experts from around the globe.

3The Annual Summit

The Summit provides an opportunity for GRRN members to gather each year to:

  • Showcase the results of their research and educational efforts.
  • Propose collaborative research ideas that would be of potential interest to other GRRN members.
  • Engage directly with practitioners on identifying and prioritizing new research needs and validating applied research results.
The Inaugural Global Resilience Research Network Summit | March 29, 2018

GRRN Summit Partners

  • Cranfield University
  • ETH Zurich
  • Fraunhofer EMI
  • Fudan University
  • Israel Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA)
  • Northumbria University
  • Polytechnique Montreal
  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile / CIGIDEN
  • Resilient Organizations (ResOrgs)
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Centre for Urban Research (RMIT)
  • Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University
  • University of Basrah
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • Victoria University of Wellington