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GAIN: a more sustainable future for aquaculture 

The Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe project (GAIN) aims to make aquaculture more efficient and sustainable, with a view to safeguarding the environment, the wellbeing of fish, and product quality. The project was coordinated by Professor Roberto Pastres and lasted three years.

New palaeoclimate discoveries 17 years after EPICA campaign

Ca' Foscari's labs and researchers are at the heart of the achievement of an international research team specialising in the palaeoclimatology of polar regions, published in Nature Geoscience. Temperature fluctuations over the past 800,000 years have been identified thanks to deuterium analysis.

Bioinformatics and medieval philosophy: two new ERC projects at Ca’ Foscari

The winners of this prestigious European grant are Nicola Prezza, an assistant professor of Computer Science looking to improve the study of DNA mutations, and Caterina Tarlazzi, an assistant professor of Philisophy who has worked extensively abroad.

Young people increasingly uninterested in car ownership

61.7% of under 30-year-olds would give up car ownership if efficient public transport was available, according to a survey by Ca' Foscari's Center for Automotive e Mobility Innovation.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: Ca’ Foscari’s initiatives

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, Ca’ Foscari has organised a series of ceremonies, activities and meetings which will take place from 12 January to 7 February.

Ca' Foscari University of Venice: International Open Days

Join us during our online International Open Days from 14 to 21 February 2022 and explore 5 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programmes, entirely in English. Meet our professors on Zoom and send in your questions.

War and the Balkans in comics: a conversation with Aleksandar Zograf

An abandoned diary that describes the bombing of Belgrade during WWII has become a graphic novel on display at the Library of Congress in Washington. The author is Aleksandar Zograf, a Serbian cartoonist and graphic journalists. Zograf will be at Ca’ Foscari on 7 December 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in Aula Baratto to present the Italian translation of his latest novel, “ll quaderno di Radoslav e altre storie della II guerra mondiale”.

South-East Asia religions: in class with Thai Buddhist monks

Students of the new South-East Asia curriculum have met two Thai Buddihst monks — an experience that bridges the gap between the students and the religious culture they learn about in class. 

Fuel, geopolitics, bitcoins, and the Kazakhstan crisis

In January 2022, Kazakhstan was shaken by a series of protests against the elimination of fuel price caps. President Tokayev authorised police forces to use guns and violence to repress protesters. We have analysed this delicate geopolitical situation with Paolo Sorbello, a journalist and research grant holder at Ca' Foscari. 

Gabriel Boric’s vision for a different Chile

The 35-year-old political activist at the head of the leftist movement Apruebo Dignidad is to become the youngest president in the history of Chile. We have spoken with Luis Beneduzi, Professor of History and Institutions of Latin America, and Vanni Pettinà, Professor at the Centro de Estudios Históricos de El Colegio de México and currently Visiting Professor at Ca’ Foscari.

Ca' Foscari team tops Bloomberg Trading Challenge at European level

Bloomberg Trading Challenge: the team of Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Economics has ranked 1st at a European level and 44th worldwide, while another Ca’ Foscari team has ranked 68th worldwide. 

Moscow and Kiev: a war at the door to Europe? Interview with Aldo Ferrari

The intensification of military activity on the border between Russia and Ukraine, in the Donbass region, is worrying. Is President Putin prepared to invade Ukraine to prevent it from joining NATO, or is it still possible to defuse this crisis with diplomacy? What are the EU and the USA doing? We have interviewed Aldo Ferrari, an expert in this field.

University holiday closure from 24 December to 9 January

All of the premises of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice will be closed from 24 December 2021 to 9 January 2022 and will reopen on Monday 10 January. We wish all of our readers a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! 

 

 

San Giobbe student residential complex inaugurated

The new student residential complex of San Giobbe has been inaugurated. The residence, which was designed by Ca' Foscari and DoveVivo, hosts 229 students and offers quality services, as well as spaces that are open to the public.

EUTOPIA Student Think Tank: make your voice heard

The EUTOPIA alliance has launched the EUTOPIA Student Think Tank (EUSTT), a platform that allows students to share their knowledge and research. Read on to discover how you can contribute!

 

 

With Study in Venice, you can do your Erasmus... while staying in Venice!

In autumn 2021, the teaching and learning offer of the Study in Venice Erasmus has become more rich and varied than ever before, thanks to the contribution of the Venice Academy of Fine Arts and of the Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello. 

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