Founded on August 6, 1868 as the “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” (Advanced School for Commerce), Ca' Foscari was the first Italian institution to deal with advanced education in Business and Economics. The original main office is still found in the grand gothic palace “volta de canal” (on the bend of the Grand Canal), in the heart of Venice.

Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Promote scientific advances and encourage a transformative learning experience, attract a diverse and international community of scholars

Ca' Foscari at a Glance

Facts and figures: Ca' Foscari in numbers, download the presentation brochure


Michele Bugliesi is Ca’ Foscari’s 22nd Rector. Here is the University team and structure

Ca' Foscari History

History of Ca' Foscari University of Venice and of its main building, Ca' Foscari Palace

Ca’ Foscari Tour

This is a service providing guided tours to get to know the University’s historical palaces in Venice

Meeting and Event Spaces

Ca’ Foscari’s lecture rooms and halls are the ideal setting for exhibitions, and scientific and cultural events