Since 2015 a Master’s degree programme in disaster management is offered by Complutense University of Madrid and Polytechnic University of Madrid. This Master’s degree in Disaster Management┬áwas originally coordinated by the group’s researcher Bego├▒a Vitoriano, and is currently coordinated by Gonzalo Barderas (Complutense University) and Francisco Javier Elorza (Polytechnic University).

The goal of the Master’s is to give a broad training in disasters and emergencies management. The framework is considered to be the set of decisions on political and administrative levels, and operations that are held on the phases of a disaster:
  • Prevention and mitigation (including risk-analysis)
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery