On the 13th January Rui Matos presented his Doctoral Thesis on STEEL TOWERS FOR WIND TURBINES to the University of Coimbra, Portugal. The work presented in this thesis has been developed in the scope of two European projects (HISTWIN and HISTWIN2) coordinated by Prof. Milan Veljkovic, where the issues related to new type of connections in tubular towers, allowing for modularization and easier transportation, and to the improvement of foundations using micropiles. The WINERCOST MC members Prof. Charalampos Baniotopoulos and Prof. Carlos Rebelo integrated the Examination Board together with the president of the Board Prof. Luis Simões da Silva and other three experts in the thematic of steel structures and geotechnical design, Prof. Matos Fernandes from the University of Porto and Prof. Luis Lemos and Prof. Rui Simões from the University of Coimbra.