Visiting Professors, Visiting Researchers, Visiting Fellows
Ca' Foscari University of Venice welcomes and recognizes the role of Visiting Professors, Visiting Researchers and Visiting Fellows in furthering the University’s cultural and scientific internationalisation.
For this purpose, it promotes the visit at Ca’ Foscari University of highly qualified professors, researchers and scholars, belonging to non-Italian university, research or higher education institutions.
A Visiting Professor/Researcher may conduct educational activities and seminars within an Educational Programme of the university, as well as research activities, also based on specific international agreements that Ca’ Foscari University has entered into. He/she may also take part in exam committees as well as graduation committees for the degree thesis discussion.
The Visiting Professor/Researcher/Fellow cooperates with the teaching and research structures of the University, carrying out a program in accordance with the strategic objectives of the University.
The list of the international professors and researchers who have already got the status of Visiting Professor, Visiting Researcher or Visiting Fellow is available in the Downloads table of this webpage.
How to be a Visiting Professor/Researcher/Fellow
Applications shall be submitted by a special resolution of the Board or the Head of Ca’ Foscari host structure (Department, Inter-department or Inter-university structure) and sent to the Human Resources Area – Teaching Staff Office.
The proposal for granting the status of Visiting Fellow can be formalized by one or more professors of the University or by a Department, after a selection of candidates or following specific projects. As a rule the proposal should be addressed to the Rector and transmitted to the Human Resources Area – Office for Academic Staff and Linguistic Assistants and Experts Staff at least two months before the guest’s arrival.
For more details on the application procedure, please refer to the Regulations for Visiting Professors, Visiting Researchers and Visiting Fellows which is available in the Downloads table of this webpage.
Period of visit at Ca' Foscari and benefits
A Visiting Professor’s/Researcher’s period of visit at Ca’ Foscari may range from 30 days to 24 months. Only for Visiting Fellows the length of stay can be shorter than 30 days.
During his/her visit at Ca’ Foscari, the Visiting Professor/Visiting Researcher is guaranteed:
- workplace inside the host structure;
- access to the computer facilities of the University;
- access to University libraries;
- support and information from the central administration offices regarding the procedures for obtaining a stay permit;
- accident insurance;
- special fees for the university canteens managed by ESU Venezia, the regional body for financial aid;
- accommodation in Venice through the Housing Office of Ca' Foscari University (if the international professor or researcher intends to ask for accommodation, the International Relations Office of Ca' Foscari University will provide him/her with the accommodation form as soon as he/she is officially nominated as a Visiting Professor/Researcher).
Regarding his/her teaching activities, the Visiting Professor must fill in an activity register to be submitted to the Head of the host structure.
For his/her research activities, the Visiting Researcher must submit a report of his/her work and findings to the Head of the host structure at the end of his/her visit at Ca’ Foscari University.
For more information, please refer to the Regulations for Visiting Professors, Visiting Researchers and Visiting Fellows (issued by Rectoral Decree No. 642 dated October 24th, 2012 and modified by Rectoral Degree No. 271 dated April 2nd, 2013), available in the Downloads table of this webpage.