Build to educate, educate to build
Build to educate, educate to build
We are sharing the knowledge of Civil Engineering to build a more sustainable future
We donate knowledge
We donate knowledge
A better future in a better and educated world
IABSE Association
IABSE Association
IABSE is a technical/scientific association comprising members in 100 countries and 51 National Groups worldwide

Fundraising Program


Receives, raises and provides funds for activities and programmes that advance structural engineerng and are consistent with the objectives of IABSE in order to disseminate the knowledge of Civil Engineering around the world paying a particular attention to the needs of developing countries

Anton Tedesko Medal


Presents the Anton Tedesko Medal (a prize) to recognize a Laureate's lifetime achievements in structural engineering and give the chance to a deserving young engineer to experience an extraordinary educational experience in the most qualified universities and companies

Transfer Technology


A priority goal of the Foundation is the transfer of technology to developing countries and the support of young engineers. Education and knowledge diffusion instead of charity in order to provide a better and more sustainable future

Our New Projects

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The new Namawukulu footbridge in Uganda - Africa

Anton Tedesko Medal traineeship

Civil Engineering Advanced Training in Togo

The Foundation

The IABSE Foundation receives and provides funds to supports individuals, groups and organisations with the goal of donating knowledge in the field of Civil Engineering and promoting the mission of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). The Foundation encourages the exchange between theory and practice, research and education, decision-makers and the public promoting also self-construction in the most disadvantaged areas of planet Earth. A priority goal of the Foundation is the transfer of technology to developing countries and the support of young engineers.


The IABSE Foundation is an independent body managed by a self-governing Foundation Council comprised of voluntary members, and is affiliated with the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE). It was founded in July 1993 as a non-profit institution, with its legal seat in Zurich, Switzerland.


The IABSE Foundation is managed by the Council composed by:

  • Alp Caner (Turkey) – President
  • Roman Geier (Austria) – Vice President
  • Henriette Kiefer (Switzerland) – Secretariat
  • Airong CHEN (China)
  • Riccardo DE ECCHER (Italy)
  • Yozo FUJINO (Japan)
  • Manfred HIRT (Switzerland)
  • Peter MAYDL (Austria)
  • Silvio PONTI (Switzerland)
  • Anton STEFFEN (Switzerland)
  • Joseph TORTORELLA (USA)
  • Thomas VOGEL (Switzerland)
  • Permanent Guests:
  • Jean-Claude BADOUX (Switzerland)
  • Manfred HIRT (Switzerland)


Past Presidents

  • Tobia Zordan (Italy)
  • Klaus Henrik Ostenfeld (Denmark)
  • Jean-Claude Badoux (Switzerland)
  • Hans Von Gutten (Switzerland)
  • Robert Fechtig (Switzerland)

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