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First International Conference on Space Utilization and Research in Underground Structures (SURUng-I) will be the 1st event in the SURUng conference series that will bring together academicians, researchers, engineers, and industry experts involved in disciplines of Tunnels and Underground Structures, both from the national and international level.


  • Knowledge sharing on challenges, developments, and research in the field of tunnels and underground space.
  • Highlight the importance and need of research and development work in the domain.
  • Promote students and scholars for future research and discuss opportunities in the field.

The conference is jointly organized by Kathmandu University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Seoul National University, and Hydro Tunnelling and Research Pvt. Ltd. in association with Nepal Society of Rock Mechanics and Nepal Tunnelling Association. The program is supported by Energize Nepal.

Conference Location

Kathmandu University
Dhulikhel, Kavre