University of South Carolina


Among America’s oldest and most comprehensive public universities, the University of South Carolina's mission includes hte responsibility to state and society to promote the dissemination of knowledge, cultural enrichment, and an enhanced quality of life.

The Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute's mission is to conduct basic research on hazard vulnerability and resilience; train the next generation of hazard scientists and practitioners; and through outreach efforts, assist in the improvement of emergency preparedness, planning, response, and recovery at local, state, national and international scales.