Recent earthquakes worldwide have caused many significant economic and society losses. Earthquake disaster mitigation is becoming a key national strategy for many countries. Over the last 50 years, many remarkable earthquake engineering research have been achieved. Tongji University housed 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' internattional collaboration experience in earthquake engineering research, Tongji University is partnering with Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center(PEER), Structural Engineering Research Center at Tokyo Institute of Technology(TIT), European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, New Zealand Center for Earthquake Resilience(QuakeCoRE) and Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research(MCEER) to form the International Joint Research Laboratory of Earthquake Engineering (ILEE).