NHERI Partnerships:
National Center for Research on
Earthquake Engineering (NCREE)




The National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (NCREE) was officially established in 1990 through a joint effort of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)(opens a new window) and the National Taiwan University (NTU)(opens a new window).

NCREE became a non-profit organization under the supervision of the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs)(opens a new window) in 2003.  NCREE currently operates two Laboratories (Tapiei and Tainan) and is able to conduct long-stroke high-velocity shaking table tests and cyclic quasi-static tests under extreme high axial loads.


Letter of Agreement

NCREE and NHERI signed a letter of agreement in August 2017 during a tour by NHERI representatives of the NCREE Tainan facility.

NHERI-NCREE Letter of Agreement 9-17.pdf


Introduction to NCREE

The mission of NCREE includes the promotion of international research on earthquake hazard mitigation and emergency responses to pre-quake preparation and post-quake recovery.  Learn more about the capabilities of NCREE facilities and the scope of testing performed:

Introduction to NCREE.pdf

NCREE completed construction on a high-speed long-stroke shaking table system in Tainan in August 2017.


NCREE hosts the annual IDEERS shaking-table competition.