The governing structure consists of the Board of Studies (BoS), supported by the Evaluation Committee (EC) and the students’ Steering Committees (SC), and the Board of Advisors (BoA). It fulfils the relevant regulations of the host universities and relies on their services to implement the day-to-day operation of the programme.

The BoS, chaired by the PD, is composed by  the scientific coordinators of the research units:

This bridging role assigns to the BoS the responsibility to attend to issues addressing the consistency and integration of academic curricula, coordination of the research policies in the programme context, promotion of innovative thematic areas through direct allocation of scholarships and identification of new strategies for student success and excellence.

The international BoA consists of three scientists which main competence is to assess periodically the adequacy of the programme organization, the quality of the scientific environment, the quality and the relevance of the theses in the international context, mainly in what regards their outcome in knowledge and technology transfer. The BoA is composed by:

The Doctoral Program InfraRisk- is focused on the following main research domains within civil engineering: (i) Conduct hazard assessment; (ii) Perform vulnerability analysis of the several infrastructures, including the interdependence effects; (iii) Propose and prioritize solutions and techniques for the strengthening and rehabilitation of infrastructures; (iv) Contribute to define prevention and preparedness policies and measures aiming at the enhancement of socio-economic resilience.
The Doctoral Program in Analysis and Mitigation of Risks in Infrastructures involves a partnership between four universities - University of Lisbon - Técnico Lisboa (IST), University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), University of Minho (UMinho) and University of Aveiro (UA) - the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC) and ICIST (Instituto de Engenharia de Estruturas, Território e Construção). The degree attributed to the candidates will be a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from one of the partner higher education institutions.