EUCEET - European Civil Engineering Education and Training

by Prof. Josef Macháèek
AECEF Board Member, Member of EUCEET SC.

The EUCEET is a thematic network project planned under EU SOCRATES-ERASMUS programme. The Application for the EUCEET was sent to Brussels on 1 April 1998 and approved in October 1998. AECEF played an important part in collecting the future programme partners and is an independent collective partner of the programme (in spite of possible individual partnerships in the EUCEET of its own civil engineering faculty members).

A proposal for creation of EUCEET was formulated by Prof. I. Manoliu (Bucharest University, Romania) in April 1977. Due to his effort the project was widely discussed at various universities and professional bodies within Europe, receiving a strong support. Eventually the Co-ordination Centre was formed at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (with Prof. M.-A. Cammarota as Co-ordinator, Prof. D. L. Smith as Deputy Co-ordinator and Prof. I. Manoliu as Secretary General) in June 1997.

There are 58 partners from 22 European countries involved in the project. Among them there are 43 universities, 8 professional associations, 2 educational associations and 5 research centres. The brief list of all partners is given in the end of this information. The goals of the project are supposed to be reached through collaboration of universities, professional civil engineering associations and other trans-European organisations (especially ECCREDI, CEPMC, ECBP, ECCS, EFCA, ENBRI, FEHRL, FIEC).

The main objectives

To enhance the co-operation between universities, faculties and departments of civil engineering in Europe, with the involvement of academic and professional associations, in order to contribute to the development of civil engineering education and to increase its quality and effectiveness. In order to accomplish the main objectives six subjects of mutual interest have been selected:

  1. Core curricula in civil engineering education.
  2. Postgraduate programmes and continuing professional development in civil engineering.
  3. Quality assessment and mutual recognition in civil engineering education.
  4. Innovation and learning in civil engineering education.
  5. Synergy university-research-industry in construction sector of Europe.
  6. Demands of the economic and professional environments in Europe in respect to civil engineering education.

Working groups

Each of the above 6 objectives will be dealt with by a special working group (WG). Therefore, the effort and good work of all WGs only will ensure reaching the goals of the project. The management of the project and responsibility for financing and major policy decisions will be done by the Steering Committee (SC), chaired by Prof. M.-A. Cammarota.


The EUCEET is planned as a 3 year project, starting in September 1998. In the first academic year the following principal meetings are planned:

98-12 Meeting of C:
Preparation of project programme, nomination of WG’s co-ordinators, preparation of General Assembly.
99-02 General Assembly of Members:
Discussions, work of WGs, preparation of the Application for 2nd year of the project. SC meeting.
99-06 Annual meeting of WGs:
Progress review, preparation of 2nd year of the project.

List of partners

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (Paris)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (Lyon)
Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (Toulouse)
Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussees (Paris)
Universite de Liege (Liege)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven)
Universite Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve)
Ingeniorhojskolen Odense (Odense)
Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin)
Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden)
Technische Universität München (München)
Technische Hochschule Darmstadt (Darmstadt)
National Technical University (Athens)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki)
Technical Chamber of Greece (Athens)
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Madrid)
Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya (Barcelona)
Universitat Politechnica de Valencia (Barcelona)
Centro de Estudios y Experimentacion de Obras Publicas (Madrid)
Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Madrid)
Colegio Oficial de Aparejadores y Arquitectos Tecnicos de Madrid (Madrid)
University of Dublin (Dublin)
The Institution of Engineers of Ireland (Dublin)
Politecnico di Torino (Torino)
Politecnico di Milano (Milano)
Technische Universiteit Delft (Delft)
International Association of Civil Engineering Students (Delft)
Technische Universität Wien (Wien)
Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisbon (Lisbon)
Universidade de Porto (Porto)
Universidade de Coimbra (Coimbra)
Universidade da Beira Interior (Covilha)
Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Lisbon)
Ordem dos Engenheiros (Lisbon)
Helsinki University of Technology (Espoo)
Tampere University of Technology (Tampere)
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Göteborg)
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London)
City University (London)
University of Leeds (Leeds)
University of Wales Cardiff (Cardiff)
Building Research Establishment (Watford)
The Institution of Civil Engineers (London)
European Council of Civil Engineers (London)
University of Iceland (Reykjavik)
Liechtensteinische Ingenieurschule Fachhochschule (Liechtenstein)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim)
Thechnical University of Civil Engineering (Bucharest)
Thechnical University of Cluj-Napoca (Cluj-Napoca)
Thechnical University “Gh. Asachi” of Iasi (Iasi)
Politehnica University of Timisoara (Timisoara)
Budapesti Müszaki Egyetem (Budapest)
Czech Technical University in Prague (Praha)
Univerzita Pardubice (Pardubice)
The Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (Praha)
Technical University Košice (Košice)
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (Bratislava)
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius)

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