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Ca' Foscari alumnus at Oxford: the international story of Mpiti Mosothoane

Mpiti Mosothoane, a Lesothian alumnus of Ca’ Foscari, has embarked on a remarkable academic journey that recently culminated in the completion of his second Master's degree at the prestigious University of Oxford. His story is an example of the potential of international education and the profound impact it can have on one's career.

Taiwan: recent elections and a status quo that suits everyone

Last 13 January's elections turned the spotlight on Taiwan and its delicate geopolitical situation. To learn more about the situation in Taiwan, we spoke with Professor Renzo Cavalieri, Professor of Chinese Law at the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari.

The Swedish Academy honours Massimo Ciaravolo

Massimo Ciaravolo was awarded the 2023 Swedish Academy Prize for the dissemination of Swedish culture abroad.The Nobel Academy for Literature recognised Ciaravolo's outstanding role in introducing Swedish culture and literature abroad through his research and teaching at our university.

Condolences for the victims in Prague: the Rector's message

"Charles University in Prague is experiencing a terrible tragedy that leaves us dismayed. The Ca' Foscari community is close to its colleagues, to the students of the University of Prague and to the families of the victims". Message from Rector Tiziana Lippiello, on behalf of the entire Ca' Foscari community

Prof. Calvetti is awarded the Order of the Rising Sun-Gold Rays with Ribbon

On 3 November 2023 the Government of Japan awarded Paolo Calvetti, Full Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics at Ca' Foscari, with the 'Order of the Rising Sun-Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon' for his staunch activity in Japan and Italy, and for his contribution to promoting academic exchange and mutual understanding between the two countries.

Erasmus+ ICM: Jingzhi's experience from Fudan to Ca' Foscari

The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme supports extra-EU exchange projects involving students, faculty and administrative staff. Pan Jingzhi, an incoming Chinese student from Fudan University (China) and a PhD student in Philosophy of Art, is one of the students who were involved in this mobility project.

In Norway to study Munch's paintings: Beatrice's experience

Thanks to the Eramus+ internship programme, Beatrice Boracchi - a Master's student in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage - has worked in the conservation laboratory of the MUNCH Museum in Oslo.

Public history, a new podcast explores Winckelmann's life and murder

Winckelmann’s tragic demise in 1768, at the Osteria Grande in Trieste, is the starting point of Dr. Sean Williams latest podcast, “Death in Trieste”, a series of 5 episodes produced by BBC Radio 3. Williams - Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield - carried out the research work behind the series at the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities, part of the Ca' Foscari Department of Humanities.

Marco Ceresa, distinguished sinologist and director of DSAAM, dies

Marco Ceresa, director of the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and esteemed sinologist, passed away suddenly in the night between 3 and 4 May. The funeral was held on 9 May at 11 a.m. in the Carmini Church in Venice.