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CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM) is formally established in 2013. SDIM is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and hosted by the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), CAS. The goal of the Centre is to conduct much-needed research on disaster mitigation through advanced space technologies, especially space-borne Earth observation technology and provide knowledge transfer in developing countries through joint research, education, training, workshop and advisory services.

There are 9 international students’ supervisors. Their research areas include: digital earth, hyperspectral remote sensing, agriculture remote sensing, environmental health remote sensing, atmospheric remote sensing, remote sensing archaeology, global change, remote sensing physics, and atmospheric environment remote sensing, etc.

13 international students, from Pakistan, Egypt, Thailand and India, are studying in RADI. Some of them are sponsored by CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme. We welcome more international students from developing countries to study in China, and SDIM will also provide financial assistance to outstanding students.