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Fires in Iceland: human interference even 1,100 years ago

An international team led by scientists from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy has analysed the chemical compounds deposited in the ice to study the trend of fires over a period of five thousand year. The work was published in Climate of the Past.

Coronavirus and migration: the impact of a global health crisis

“The Coronavirus and Migration” article appears in the latest issue of the Two Homelands journal, guest-edited by Francesco Della Puppa and Fabio Perocco. It is one of the first international research projects that examine the consequences of the pandemic on the lives of immigrants, migrants and asylum seekers in terms of healthcare, working conditions, administrative and housing conditions.

The future of flooding in Venice: projections, predictions and protection

Updated projections forecast a rise in sea levels between 17 and 120 cm by 2100. There is uncertainty regarding emissions and our limited knowledge of certain physical processes, according to a new study published in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.

Why does fake news spread? A Marie Curie research fellow looks for clues

How can we decide whether a piece of news is true or false? To what extent do our offline and online communities influence our ability to detect misinformation? With the project ION: Information Diffusion on Networks, Nicole Tabasso, a Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Economics, is looking for clues. 

Anthropocene Campus Venice: scholars, artists, and environmental activists

At the dawn of the millennium, the atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen conceptualised 'the Anthropocene' as a designation for today's geological epoch, in which humans have become the dominant force on Earth. 

CF Short Film Festival: Alka Sadat on women, cinema and Afghanistan

The Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival starts on October 6th. One of the most awaited events is the programme dedicated the Herat International Women’s Film Festival. We have interviewed Alka Sadat, co-founder of the festival, who will present her documentary Afghanistan Night Stories at the CFSFF. 

The International Universities Rowing Race returns on 5 September

The International Universities Rowing Race, organised by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IUAV and CUS Venezia, will take place on Sunday 5 September at 6:30 p.m.

Lorenzo Mattotti creates poster for Short Film Festival’s 11th edition

The 11th edition of Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival is taking shape and will be held 6 — 9 October 2021 in Venice. Lorenzo Mattotti has created this year’s poster, which depicts a woman looking into the camera

A broader view on Erasmus+ ICM - Interview with Raghad

Raghad is a student from Jordan who spent five months at Ca' Foscari to further her studies in English language and literature. With the help of the Ca’ Foscari International office, Raghad has decided to share her experience with the Erasmus+ ICM programme, taking this opportunity to address those families that might still be hesitant to let their children travel to a different country.

Pop culture and protests: new generations in Southeast Asia

Social changes, religion, LGBTQ+ communities, TV series, cinema and music: discover the newest trends in contemporary Southeast Asia with Giuseppe Bolotta and Edoardo Siani, professors of the curriculum on Thailand and Vietnam in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.

Professor Ruperti awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays

On Wednesday 14 July 2021, Bonaventura Ruperti, Full Professor of Japanese language and literature at the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

Fabiana Zollo at the Global Vaccine Confidence Summit 

On 2 June 2021, Fabiana Zollo participated in the Global Vaccine Confidence Summit, organised by the UK government as part of its presidency of the G7. The aim: using technology to promote confidence and trust in vaccines globally. 

Ca’ Foscari holds the first Ainu language course in Europe

Ca’ Foscari hosts about 1,000 Japanese students and is currently the first university in Europe to offer a real Ainu language curricular course. The introduction to the language, which is only spoken by an ethnic group in northern Japan, will be taught by professor Elia Dal Corso.

Bauhaus of the Seas in Venice, watch the videos of the conference

The international conference on the sea, the environment and sustainability took place on 20 and 21 September, with the participation of prestigious guests from the Italian and European political, scientific and cultural scene.

Ca' Foscari joins the EUTOPIA European University network

The international alliance, funded by the European Commission, is aimed at strengthening the international competitivity of European universities and creating a new model for higher education in Europe.

Green Pass and in-person teaching: read the Rector's message

In a message to the Ca' Foscari community, Rector Lippiello has announced the resumption of in-person teaching activities, as well as other important information concerning the upcoming academic year.

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