Research

5 reasons (+1) why you should apply for a Marie Curie at Ca’ Foscari

From April 8th, researchers will have a chance to apply for a Marie Curie Fellowship, a life-changing experience and an incredibile carreer opportunity. Find out why Ca’ Foscari is among the most sought-after host institutions in Europe.

Energy of tomorrow? In search of greener production

Between Venice and Sweden, professor Vomiero supervises a team of scientists in the search for structured nanocomposites for the production of renewable energy. 

5000 year-old sword discovered in an Armenian Monastery in Venice

One of the oldest Anatolian weapons in the world was just recently discovered by a PhD student of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice inside the Mekhitarist Monastery on the Saint Lazarus Island. Now a team of researchers is trying to shed light on the incredible journey of this mysterious sword.

Global Challenges, Ca' Foscari welcomes other 15 "Marie Curie" fellowships

Ca’ Foscari is the only research institution in Italy to be selected for the “Marie Skłodowska-Curie - COFUND” project, a prestigious grant that will help the university hire 15 expert researchers from all over the world to tackle important global challenges. 

Research and Brexit: from Warwick to Ca' Foscari to study ancient magic

A new ERC grant recipient is about to join Ca’ Foscari’s faculty: Joseph E. Sanzo will be giving its precious contribution to the study of both Mediterranean magic and Jewish-Christian relations during late antiquity. Did Brexit influence his decision to change institutions?

Coronavirus, Ca’ Foscari advises students against travelling to China

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of University and the Ministry of Health,  Ca’ Foscari strongly advises against all travels to China for the students who were supposed to undertake a study abroad program.

New pharmaceutical compounds to treat serious diseases

Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédéralede Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Padova and the Ca' Foscari Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems have developed a new way of rapidly producing and isolating thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of molecules that are of great interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dancing Museums: a new way to enjoy art through dance

Ca' Foscari's contribution to the Dancing Museums project, curated by Susanne Franco, aims to explore the new ways of enjoying art through dance and performance, as well as new approaches  of museology and art management towards the active engagement of an increasingly varied and large audience.

How I make music out of gondolas

If reinterpreted from a mathematical perspective, forms of nature, including animal and plant life, can be translated into music - even a gondola. We asked physicist/composer Maria Mannone (University of Palermo) how she does it.