40 years later, a group of 60 Civil Engineering alumni attended a ceremony to celebrate the anniversary of civil engineering course. The ceremony was held last Saturday, November 24.
Professor Pedro Parreira, alumni and professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georessources, organised the ceremony and felt very rewarded by “the hapinness of his colleagues to meet again after 40 years”.
“Besides our academic experiences, we talked about our professional lives during all these years”, says professor Pedro Parreira. The growth of Alameda campus throughout these years was also a topic addressed: “The space in front of the main building was enough to park all the cars. The civil engineering building, the north and south towers didn’t exist”.
The fact that they graduated in troubled times, before the revolution of 25th April 1974, make their achievements most remarkable. “Most of us didn’t have a clear idea of what democracy was. We just wanted to study, attend classes and finish the course in order to get a degree, because we knew that it would help us in the future”, he recalls.