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The Future Resilient Systems (FRS) programme addresses the challenges of making critical infrastructure systems more resilient.

Singapore and Switzerland are both small, well-organised, and prosperous (SWOP) countries that are densely populated, and whose well-being and development depend upon critical infrastructure systems. The network of systems, which form the ‘backbone’ that provides a reliable energy supply, transportation, communication, banking and finance, emergency, and other essential services, are of particular importance to innovation-driven economies like Singapore and Switzerland.

FRS's approach towards system resilience is built upon three guiding principles: complex socio-technical systems, resilience, and integrative risk management.

Thematically, the three clusters within FRS include:

  1. Interdependent critical infrastructure systems
  2. Energy systems and comparative system assessment
  3. Social and behavioural factors in decision-making

The FRS is the second research programme under the Singapore-ETH Centre, which was established by ETH Zurich and Singapore's National Research Foundation. Its research is guided by the FRS FRS Scientific Advisory Committee and the programme is managed in consultation with the FRS Management Committee.

Prof Dr Hans Rudolf Heinimann
Future Resilient Systems (FRS) Programme Director
& ETH Risk Center Member

FRS News & Events


New Publication: Sociotechnical Resilience: A Preliminary Concept

This concept of sociotechnical resilience employs an interdisciplinary perspective derived from the fields of science and technology studies, human factors, safety science, organisational studies, and systems engineering. Read more 


Pathways to Resilience

14 -16 Jun | FRS researcher Tang Junqing to present 'Assessment of Community Resilience with Complex Network Perspective' at the upcoming conference in Cape Town. Read more 


A Human Factors Perspective on Automated Driving

Automated driving can and will fundamentally change - and improve - road transportation. However, researchers say the role of humans and human-system interaction need to be clearly established before we are promised a smooth ride.   Read more 


Celebrating Women in Research

We celebrate our women in research at the Future Cities Laboratory and Future Resilient Systems on the occasion of International Women's Day. Read more 

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