About us

Since 2000, the foundation for “International Center for Geotechnics and Underground Construction” has been dedicated to:

  • Training and further education of professionals and students in the field of geotechnics and underground construction and all related specialist areas;
  • Creating appropriate training and demonstration opportunities for companies;
  • promoting international research in this field;
  • establishing and maintaining a worldwide network of relationships and contacts between companies and individuals.

Interested partners and donors should contact the Foundation Board directly: info@cuc.academy

Why Choose Us?

Comprehensive Training Programs

While you can find several courses listed on our website, our commitment to empowering learners goes beyond what you see. Over the years, we have offered a wide array of courses to cater to diverse interests and industry demands.

If you don’t find a specific course you’re looking for on our website, don’t worry! Our dedicated team of experts is always ready to cater to your learning needs. Feel free to reach out to us and let us know what you’re interested in. We’ll do our best to accommodate your request and provide you with the training you desire.

In-Person Learning

Our in-person training sessions provide a dynamic and interactive environment where you can learn directly from experienced industry professionals. Benefit from face-to-face interactions, real-time feedback, and the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.

Hybrid courses

Hybrid courses offer a unique blend of online learning and hands-on training in the tunnel, creating a dynamic and immersive educational experience. This combination provides flexibility and convenience while bridging the gap between theory and practice, fostering deeper understanding and engagement for learners.

Hands-On Experience

We understand that practical experience is key to mastering skills and building confidence. That’s why we incorporate hands-on elements into as many of our training programs as possible. Engage in real-world simulations, industry projects, and laboratory exercises that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Industry-Experienced Instructors

Our team of instructors comprises seasoned professionals with vast experience in their respective fields. Learn from experts who have successfully navigated the industry’s challenges and can provide invaluable insights and practical tips for your career advancement.

Customized Corporate Training

For businesses seeking to enhance their workforce’s capabilities, we offer customized corporate training solutions. Tailored to your organization’s specific needs and objectives, our training programs will help drive growth and success within your company.

Cutting-Edge Curriculum

Our course content is continuously updated to reflect the latest industry trends and advancements. Rest assured that you will receive training that aligns with current best practices and prepares you for the challenges of tomorrow.


Take the next step in your professional journey with CUC. Let us be your partner in achieving excellence and success. Browse through our course catalog and sign up for the training program that suits you best.

Invest in your future today!

Vision and mission


CUC is the global leading institution for real and virtual training and qualification of professionals
in the domain of underground space use.


CUC offers worldwide virtual and real certified courses focused on the empowerment of profes-
sionals for the digital and automized world, combining theoretical and practical best practice and
research to enhance the stakeholders of the construction and mining industry. In this CUC col-
laborates with other training and educational academic and / or industry partners


At CUC, sustainability is our guiding principle. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices within the construction industry; hence our courses emphasize sustainable techniques and materials. Where possible and available we use simulators to reduce material waste. By empowering learners with sustainable knowledge, we aim to create a greener future for the construction sector.

Together, let’s build responsibly for a better tomorrow.


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Board of Directors

Felix Amberg VRP Amberg Group AG

Felix Amberg

VRP Amberg Group AG
Felix Selinger Executive Senior Advisor of CUC

Felix Selinger

Executive Senior Advisor / Independent Board Member
Michael Huber from Wenger & Viel AG

Michael Huber

Partner, Wenger & Vieli AG
Michael Kompatscher CEO Hagerbach Test Gallery

Michael Kompatscher

CEO Hagerbach Test Gallery Ltd
Matthias Flora BMK Stiftungsprofessur für Tunnel Information Modelling, Universität Innsbruck

Prof. Dr. Matthias Flora

BMK Stiftungsprofessur für Tunnel Information Modelling, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Tom Melbye Partner & Owner Tamcon Gmbh

Tom Melbye

Partner & Owner Tamcon Gmbh

Management team

Erich Lassnig CEO of CUC

Erich Lassnig

Christina Buxtorf Deputy CEO of CUC

Christina Buxtorf



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