about IISEE

What we do

International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE) invites engineers and researchers from earthquake prone developing countries, provides training on seismology and earthquake engineering, and performs research and development related to the field. By October 2008, a total of 1,357 participants from 95 countries had been trained in IISEE. We have played an indispensable role in the mitigation and prevention of earthquake disaster in the world, and at the same time has been contributing to international friendship, goodwill and cooperation through this training program.


IISEE is a part of the Building Research Institute (BRI) that is one of Independent Administrative Institutions.


BRI and IISEE are situated in the Tsukuba Science City, which is located 60 km to the northeast of the Tokyo.


The official e-mail address of IISEE is iisee@kenken.go.jp. If you want to make contact with a staff member, please refer the IISEE staff list.
Please address letters and other postal matter to;
International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering,
Building Research Institute,
1 Tatehara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0802, Japan