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.

Floods in Emilia Romagna: the analysis of prof. Enrico Bertuzzo

Emilia Romagna, one of the Italian regions with the highest level of hydrogeological risk, was recently the victim of a “perfect storm”: several concurring elements that triggered floods and landslides with disastrous consequences. We discussed the situation with Enrico Bertuzzo, Professor of Hydrology at the Ca' Foscari Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics.

Lion Cup: the story of Zahra, international student and steerswoman

On Saturday, May 13th, the mixed crew of Ca' Foscari and Iuav secured the first place in the 6th edition of the Lion Cup, the international university Dragon Boat competition. Steering the boat was Zahra Ghahtani, an Iranian student who chose Ca' Foscari and Venice to pursue her dreams.

Two new agreements with the Universities of Fudan and Xiamen

Ca' Foscari is entering a growing number of international agreements with prestigious partners from all over the world. During her recent mission to China, Rector Tiziana Lippiello signed two agreements with important academic institutions: Fudan University di Shanghai and Xiamen University in the Fujian province.

The Incroci di Civiltà Literature Festival is back from 29 March

Javier Cercas, prominent Spanish writer and columnist, and Nicola Lagioia, writer, radio host, and director of Turin’s International Book Fair, will inaugurate the sixteenth edition of Incroci di civiltà, the International Festival of Literature in Venice, on Wednesday 29 March at 5 p.m. at the Auditorium Santa Margherita.

PFAS: Giulia Moro's research selected by Chemical Research in Toxicology

Ca’ Foscari alumna Giulia Moro was the only Italian researcher to be selected by the prestigious American Chemical Society for the special issue of the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology dedicated to women in STEM disciplines. Moro’s study is on PFAS-albumin interactions and their consequences on human health.

Sanremo winning song becomes tool to teach and learn Italian

After winning the last edition of the Sanremo Music Festival, Marco Mengoni’s song “Due vite” has now become a new tool for teaching and promoting the Italian language and culture in the world, thanks to the work of the Ca’ Foscari’s observatory on Language Education, directed by professor Fabio Caon.

In memory of professor Bonaventura Ruperti, the 'Prophet of Japan'

Ca’ Foscari mourns the death of Bonaventura Ruperti, full professor of Japanese Language and Literature at the Department of Asian and North African Studies. 'The Prophet of Japan', as ​​his students affectionately called him, passed away on 5 January. Japanese translation available inside this article.

Could video streaming be as bad for the climate as driving a car?

Did you know that driving a small car to the movie theatre with a friend may have lower carbon emissions than streaming the same movie alone at home? We often think that going digital means "going green", but this is not always the case.