Each year, the European Commission programme dedicated to famous scientist Marie Skłodowska-Curie, the first woman to ever win a Nobel prize, selects and funds the most promising talents, giving them the opportunity to carry out their scientific project in different institutions and countries.
In his project SAFVEN - West meets East in Venice, Marie Curie Fellow Ahmad Guliyev has studied the diplomatic relations between the Safavids and the Venetians in the 16th century. During his research, he discovered some unknown documents, which anticipated the first Safavid embassy to Venice to 1597.
In addition to the 23 grants announced last February, researchers Caterina Borelli, Tania Saeed and Camilla Bertolini will bring the Venetian university to a total of 26 Marie Curie Fellows, confirming it as the only Italian University among the best in Europe.
The ceremony was streamed online on Youcafoscari, the university’s YouTube channel. "Education, research and innovation are the pillars of this renaissance"- stated Rector Lippiello in her address.
The First Prize for the best short film of the Competition went to Dcera - Daughter by Czech director Daria Kashcheeva. During the ceremony, the 'master of horror' Dario Argento was awarded with a Ca' Foscari Honorary Fellowship.
The Film Festival entirely conceived, organized and managed by a university is back for its 10th edition, becoming a widespread event in the city thanks to the participation of the most famous Venetian institutions and in compliance with anti-Covid regulations.
The event will take place from 11.00 a.m. at the Carlo Goldoni Theatre (San Marco 4650/B, Venice). All members of the Ca' Foscari community - students, faculty and administrative staff - are welcome to attend, upon online registration.
In 2020, the health situation put a halt on many things in our lives, including international mobility programmes. What hasn’t stopped, though, are Ca’ Foscari’s efforts to make our University a safe place to welcome new international students that have chosen Venice as their destination.
Ida Zilio Grandi is the director of the newly founded Italian Cultural Institute in Abu Dhabi, inaugurated in October last year, and has recently returned to the Council for Relations with Islam, reconvened in November 2020. We interwieved her to know more about her work and the current situation in the Emirates.
Elena Bacchin, Matteo Favaretto and Sabrina Minuzzi, Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellows at the Ca' Foscari Department of Humanities, share their experiences of international research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How did Ca' Foscari international students cope with the COVID situation? How are they getting by nowadays? A series of interviews to find out. Maria Kuznetsova is an international student from Russia. She's a second-year MA student in Language Sciences.
The university’s position in the prestigious international ranking has risen in 12 subject areas. Ca’ Foscari is ranked 59th worldwide in Modern Languages and is the 1st Italian university to be included among the top 60 universities in the world for Hospitality.
Following the extension of the opening hours and available seats in the university libraries, Ca’ Foscari is offering 300 extra study places in 6 study rooms. The seats can be booked on the App
The vaccination campaign of the Veneto Region has now been extended to university personnel. It is now possible to select a seat and time slot for the vaccination.
The European Commission has shown great interest in Ca’ Foscari’s project involving an increased digitization and simplification of all processes, as well as the development of virtual and blended mobility experiences, a higher level of inclusion for participants and a particular attention to environmental sustainability