Here at the ITACET Foundation we have been working hard on a new venture, that of the ‘Private Area’. Created as a digital document library on our website, we aim to put presentations given at training sessions into this Private Area. Our hope is that this area will serve as a source of knowledge and reference on all subjects underground for the future lecturers.
As you may well know, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation was implemented during May 2018. This signals a drastic change in the law relating to how data is stored and used. ITACET Foundation has also had to comply with these new regulations and as a result we have made many changes and updates to our way of working. Here are just some examples of what we have done to comply:
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: