The Beginning of Conris
In 2007, Martin Langer of the FH Campus Wien invited representatives of safety and security management courses to discuss possibilities for cooperation. Most safety and security courses were only recently established. Therefore, the idea was to form a network where the teaching staff of accredited safety and security programs exchange ideas and experiences about new developments in the safety and security sector, take on projects together with students, teachers and researchers and facilitate the exchange of students and teachers.
The network started with several German universities, including Brandenburg, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Magdeburg, and Wuppertal but also two Dutch universities (Saxion and HU Utrecht) were involved from the early beginning.
The idea became a reality in 2009 when the COoperation Network for RIsk, Safety and Security studies was established and formalised through a letter of intent that was signed in Hamburg. From then on, the network comes together every 8-9 months and new partners have joined the network after a formal application.