Ca’ Foscari & Columbia: Olivia and Riccardo talk about their summer school

In summer 2022, the Ca’ Foscari Columbia Summer Programme — an international summer school in Venice for students of Columbia University and Ca’ Foscari — has taken place after a two-year break due to the pandemic. Some of our students have shared their experience with us.

Crépin Misonge: my trajectory from Cameroon to Ca' Foscari and Belgium

Ca’ Foscari holds the 61st place in the QS World University Ranking by subject for foreign languages. Many international degree seekers choose our university for their language-related degree programmes. Alumnus Crépin Misonge, Director of the International Relations Office at Haute École Lucia de Brouckère in Brussels, tells us about his experience at Ca' Foscari and beyond. 

“His passing is the end of an era”: in memory of Abraham Yehoshua

Abraham B. Yehoshua (1936-2022), an Israeli author among the most-read and translated in the world, has passed away. He was particularly appreciated in Italy and was hosted here at Ca’ Foscari on several occasions. Our community remembers him with the words of Dario Miccoli, professor of Modern Hebrew Language and Literature. 

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 alumna Valeria Finocchi is the new director of Palazzo Grimani

The new director of Palazzo Grimani Museum is Valeria Finocchi, a young art historian and Ca’ Foscari alumna. “I am grateful to Ca’ Foscari for the curricular and extracurricular activities it enabled me to engage in.”

The 'engaged Buddhism' of Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's most popular and influential Vietnamese Buddhist monks, passed away on January 22 at the age of 95. Richard Quang-Anh Tran, professor of Vietnamese language and literature, reflects on Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and the global influence of his thoughts and actions.