“Fundación Agustín de Betancourt” is a Spanish Private Cultural Foundation established in 1977 with the aim of promoting and developing basic and applied research related to Civil Engineering as part of the Higher Technical School of Civil Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Currently, the Foundation represents a technological hotspot highly acknowledged in the educational sector, especially in building and civil engineering faculties as well as in architecture. To achieve its objectives, the Foundation finances and manages research projects and organizes a large number of training courses and workshops oriented to promote these research topics among students, postgraduates preparing their PhD and also university professors. The Foundation research activities are divided into several investigation groups, one of the most important is the materials group, working towards the topic of management and design of durable civil infrastructures. This team and their network of collaborators bring together a comprehensive range of expertise covering all aspect of design, use and performance of the concrete civil infrastructure. Its staff consists of university full and associated professors, researches and fellows.

Key figures
A group of more than 300 collaborators composed of full- and associated university professors, researchers, fellows and management staff makes possible the activity of the Foundation.
After more than thirty years of existence, the balance is highly positive and the Foundation manages more than four million euros annually divided among research projects, postgraduate and specialized training and scholarships granting.

Full name of the organization: Fundación Agustín de Betancourt
Short name of the organization: FUNAB
Address: Fundación Agustín de Betancourt, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Calle Ciudad Universitaria. Calle Profesor Aranguren, s/n 28040 MADRID, SPAIN
Contact person: Dr. Antonio Lara Galera
Telephone: +34 91 549 86 91
E-mail address:
Website - http://www.fundacionabetancourt.org