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Key dates

Deadline: Friday 12 July 2019

Education Trip: Wednesday 18 Sept 2019

IDEERS Conference (for graduate teams only): Thursday 19 September 2019

On-site model making & competition: Friday 20 to Saturday 21 September 2019


Secondary school, undergraduate and graduate students

For more information on competition eligibility and rules, please refer to www.ncree.org/IDEERS/2018/


Developed by the University of Bristol, Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools (IDEERS) is a shaking table competition with an aim to communicate the challenge and excitement of earthquake engineering research to young people. Each participating team is required to construct a small-scale model of a building that can withstand the simulated earthquakes generated by a shaking table.

Since 2001, this programme has attracted hundreds of Taiwanese and international secondary, university and graduate students each year in Taiwan.

IDEERS 2019 is supported by the British Council in Taiwan and jointly organised by the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), the National Centre for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE), and the National Science and Technology Centre for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) in Taiwan. The competition and conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

All international participants will have the opportunity to visit the 921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan, in the geographical centre of Taiwan. And, a 5-night accommodation (including breakfast) and all local transport (excluding the return transport to Taoyuan International Airport) will be covered by the organiser for the period of 17-21 September 2019.

How to apply

For more information about the competition and how you to apply, please visit  www.ncree.org/ideers/2019/