During the official opening ceremony of the World Tunneling Congress in Dubai on April 23, 2018, the former ITA President and longtime STUVA Managing Director Prof. Alfred Haack was honoured with the ITACET Award 2018.
Priscilla Antoniazza Campos from Brazil benefited from an ITACET Foundation scholarship for the year 2017 - 2018, enabling her to enrol on the Specialized Master's in Tunnels and Underground Works run at ENTPE / INSA - France
Here, she gives us an insight into what led her into tunnelling and what she thinks of the Master's:
The ITACET Foundation's Council made the most of the presence of several of its members at the 5th IRF Middle East and North Africa Regional Congress and Exhibition in Dubai to hold a meeting. The meeting took place on October 30th 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Alfredo Vasquez received a scholarship from the ITACET Foundation to follow the 2016-2017 edition of the Specialized Master's in Tunnelling and Underground Sructures, run by the ENTPE / INSA in Lyon France.
Following his successful graduation, he talks about how the Foundation helped him start his career.
"Tunnelling has been a part of our lives for more than 100 years. We have long come to realize that the surface will one day become congested and that the best way to connect two points beneath the ground is by a tunnel.