This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.

Why not start by exploring our list of resilience-related infrastructure education specialisations, departments and courses.

This resource is not envisaged as a definitive list of resilience-related infrastructure courses but rather as a starting point for those considering undergraduate or postgraduate education.

For a relatively new academic subject, the choices are extensive with many reputed academic establishments now offering a range of generalist and specialist courses.

There has been a significant growth in offering since our initial agenda-setting research conducted for the Resilience Shift in 2017 by Roland Kupers and Mark Foden: Learning for Resilience and Complex Systems Thinking.

As part of research into ways to improve infrastructure resilience, we originally carried out this desk-based research in the spring of 2019. We have now revisited this list, adding to it and updating references.

We intend to develop this resource to identify and connect resilience expertise, research and practice in universities and to facilitate cooperation and sharing between them, contributing to the total global resilience knowledge base.

We welcome external contributions on courses and developments for consideration as this resource continues to grow. Email us at

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