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Ca’ Foscari funds SPIN 2022 for excellence in research

Ca’ Foscari continues to fund excellence in research with the Supporting Principal Investigators (SPIN). The scope of the call is to receive proposals from outstanding talents to fund research projects with a maximum duration of 24 months in all scientific areas available at Ca’ Foscari. The call is open until 14 June 2022.

A mathematical model on how sanctions, duties and conflicts affect commerce

A new mathematical model can predict global changes in commercial and financial exchange. The research has been published in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Traces of vegetation and insects in the heart of Calderone glacieret

Scientists now have a sample of deep ice from the southernmost glacier in Europe and only glacier in the Apennines. The chemical analysis will allow them to reconstruct the past and environmental climate of the massif and of the surrounding regions.

Calderone glacieret reduced to just 25 metres of ice

A survey of the Calderone glacieret has prepared the ground for the core sampling mission scheduled for the end of April. The data shows a clearer picture of the current state of the southernmost glacier in Europe.

'Io combatto' (I fight): a performance to promote disarmament

On 12 May at 11:00, Ca' Foscari hosted a performance by artist Sarah Revoltella, with the aim to promote disarmament and to discourage gun culture. ESU and about 10 students collaborated on the performance.

Witness/Testimone: the faces of Ukraine at war on show in Venice

In this dramatic moment for Europe, Venice prepares to host an exhibition of one of the leading contemporary photographers in Ukraine, Oleksandr Chekmenyov, currently covering the war on the ground. The Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is promoting the initiative, which will take place from May 5 to 15 at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice. 

Graduation Day in St Mark’s Square: next ceremonies on 4 May

The next Graduation Day in Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) will take place on Wednesday 4 May 2022. Two sessions will be held to celebrate the graduation of 805 Ca’ Foscari students in the extraordinary session for a.y. 2020/2021.  

Last Whispers: artist Lena Herzog on endangered languages

Last Whispers: Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Falling Tree, created by artist Lena Herzog, is a project about the mass extinction of languages. It will be featured at Ca' Foscari starting in April 2022.

Ca' Foscari Shop: bring your badge to get 10% off

Until 30 September, all members of the Ca’ Foscari community (students, teaching staff, technical-administrative staff) are entitled to a 10% discount on all products in Ca' Foscari Shop. Show your university ID card (Carta Conto) to make the most of this special offer.

Stefano Soriani on European Governance and the Pandemic

How has the pandemic affected the European system of governance? What role have European cities played in facing this health crisis and its social and economic effects? We have interviewed Stefano Soriani, an expert in economic and political geography and co-organiser of the Multi-level governance in Europe: the case of Covid-19 pandemics international conference.

From Montréal to Venice with Erasmus+ ICM: prof. Bonnechere's experience

The Department of Humanties has hosted Pierre Bonnechere, professor of Greek history at Université de Montréal, as part of the Erasmus+ ICM programme between Venice and Canada, which is coordinated by professor Claudia Antonetti. Here's an interview with the professors.

President Putin’s war through the lens of international law

At the root of a dramatic war that Russian President Vladimir Putin is unleashing against Ukraine there is a serious breach of international law: Russia’s recognition of the separatist republics in the Donbas region. We have interviewed Fabrizio Marrella, full professor of International Law and European Union Law at the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Ca' Foscari's initiatives for Ukraine

Following the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, Ca’ Foscari has become involved in initiatives to support the Ukrainian population. In addition to allocating 50,000 euro to welcoming students, researchers and professors, the university is offering free Italian language courses, laboratories for children and teenagers, and cultural activities.

Sea Level Rise: Ca' Foscari supports restoration of Andreco artwork

The lines and numbers identifying the sea levels that could be reached in the next few decades are once again visible on the wall of the train station which faces the Grand Canal and Piazzale Roma in Venice. They were painted by Andreco five years ago and are the first mural on the Grand Canal. Next to it there is a six-metre-high installation on the resilience of the lagoon’s fragile ecosystem.

Three contests to celebrate the 1600th anniversary of Venice

Ca’ Foscari University and the Silk-Road Universities Network will co-host three contests to celebrate the anniversary of Venice. All students are invited to participate and submit their entries by June 30, 2022. 

Ca’ Foscari’s water bottle available for sale from 21 April

From 21 April, the iconic Ca’ Foscari water bottle will be available for purchase on Ca’ Foscari’s online shop and in the shop. It will continue to be free for the members of the Ca’ Foscari community who have not received it yet.

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