Attribution of astronomical treatise to Galilei confirmed at Ca' Foscari

Dr Matteo Cosci has retrieved archival information which confirms that the treatise Considerazioni Astronomiche di Alimberto Mauri (1606) was written by Galileo Galilei, using a pseudonym. Dr Cosci closely examined original documents preserved at the National Central Library of Florence for the purpose.

“Topic Modelling” in female leadership and academic literature

Sara Bonesso and Laura Cortellazzo have analysed the evolution of academic literature written over the last four decades on female leadership and female career trajectories.

Climate extremes: the energy for adaptation calls for stronger measures

Due to climate change, more frequent heatwaves will increase the global demand for electricity by 7% by 2050, and by 18% by 2100, calling for either considerable energy investments or strong mitigation strategies.

Dmytro Kiosak among authors of 'Nature' study on lactose tolerance

Ca’ Foscari research grant holder Dmytro Kiosak is among the contributors to a study that overturns some long-standing beliefs about why humans evolved the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose as adults. The article, published in Nature, features collaborators from over 20 countries. 

Children of non-self-sufficient parents let down by public welfare system

Research conducted by economists at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at Université Paris Dauphine indicates that the efforts that caregivers invest in assisting a parent may be related to an increased likelihood of experiencing depressive symptoms.  

Effects of climate change on the South African economy

The effects of climate change on the South African economy and on gender inequality have been presented in a study conducted by Fondazione CMCC, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE).

The CHINGREEN project: how “green” is China’s green finance?

With the CHINGREEN project, Marie Curie Fellow Giulia Dal Maso aims to study Chinese operations along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), exploring the increasing expansion of Chinese "green finance" and how it is influencing global green financial practices.



New molecules block activity of disease-related proteins

A research team of Ca' Foscari, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Padua has developed a method to rapidly and sustainably synthesize and isolate large collections of macrocyclic compounds, an emerging class of pharmaceutical molecules for the treatment of severe diseases such as cancer.

New call for Global@Venice - Research and Training for Global Challenges

The second call for the Global@Venice - Research and Training for Global Challenges will be open until 5 August 2022. This new fellowship project is jointly funded by the European Union and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action COFUND.