Recent earthquakes worldwide have caused many significant economic and societal losses. Earthquake disaster mitigation has become a key national strategy for many countries. Over the last 50 years, remarkable advancements have been made in earthquake engineering research. Tongji University is home to the world-class multi-functional shaking table testing facility, which is currently the sixteenth node of the U.S.George E. Brown, Jr.Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES).

With more than 20 years of international collaboration experience in earthquake engineering research, Tongji University is partnering with Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center(PEER), the Structural Engineering Research Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology(TIT), the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, the New Zealand Center for Earthquake Resilience(QuakeCoRE), and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research(MCEER) to establish the International Joint Research Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering (ILEE).