TDMRC is a research center at the Syiah Kuala University aiming to become the center of excellence for tsunami and disaster mitigation studies in the region of Indian Ocean. The center was established by the Rector’s Decree No. 418 in 2005. Since its inception, TDMRC has been being influential in promoting and disseminating researches on disaster risk reduction in Indonesia and around some disaster prone countries in Asia. TDMR Chas been appointed by Government of Indonesia to be a focal point for South-South Cooperation and Triangular (SSCT) for Disaster Mitigation Program since 2011.