Since FUNDEC was created, protocols have been established with IST via DECivil and with LNEC, with a view to promoting joint vocational training actions of excellence. The acknowledged wealth of experience accrued by IST and LNEC in the broad field of Civil Engineering has been vital to the consolidation of FUNDEC as the benchmark for short postgraduate training courses.


In order to publicize the courses to Portuguese engineers, as soon as it was founded FUNDEC established a partnership with Ingenium, the institutional magazine of the Ordem dos Engenheiros, (Chamber of Engineers) in which, twice a year, it publishes the details of the various training courses it offers.


To alert Civil Engineering students to the importance of keeping up to date, upgrading their skills and improving themselves by taking short postgraduate courses, FUNDEC has established a protocol with the Forum Civil (association of students on IST’s integrated masters programme in Civil Engineering). It should be noted that students get a discount on training actions. The number of places is fixed by the action’s coordinator.

The live transmission of FUNDEC courses to Brasil is made in collaboration with Estude AE and Estude Europa.