Gulf States and humanitarian aid in Gaza: the ISLAMICAID research project

The dire humanitarian situation in Gaza rekindled the debate on the role of humanitarian intervention during conflicts and the paralysis of humanitarian diplomacy in protecting civilians. We discussed the topic with Altea Pericoli, Marie-Curie Global Fellow at Ca' Foscari University and Princeton University within the project ISLAMICAID - Aid from Islamic Donors in conflict zones.

With 20 'Marie-Curie' grants Ca' Foscari enters the European Top 10

Ca' Foscari University of Venice confirms its attractiveness for young talents in research and wins European funding for 20 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie' projects totalling 4.7 million euros.

Ca' Foscari to lead European research in the name of 'planetary health'

The Planet4Health project will engage a hundred researchers to find, analyse and share data that will help us understand the effects of climate change on human and animal health and design effective mitigation and adaptation policies.

A dataset to understand the relationship between environment and wellbeing

A new study coordinated by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CMCC and Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – presents a novel database called SHARE-ENV, that makes it possible to better understand the environment-wellbeing nexus in Europe.

Traces of sunscreen agents in the snow at the North Pole

A study conducted by researchers from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute of Polar Sciences - National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISP), in collaboration with the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), has identified 'emerging' contaminants used in personal care products in the snow of Svalbard. The study was recently published in Science of the Total Environment.

Study explains rapid deterioration of one of Juan Miró's favourite colours

Researchers from the Politecnico di Milano and Ca' Foscari University of Venice are part of the team unravelling the causes of the degradation of cadmium yellow, used by the Spanish painter: the presence of zinc in the crystalline matrix of the pigment, the production process and the environmental conditions in which paint was stored. The research is published in the scientific journal Heritage Science.

The Cretan Warrior: helmet and shield brought to light in Phaistos

This remarkable discovery - a bronze panoply consisting of a shield boss, fragments of a helmet and possibly a belt - occurred during the archaeological excavation at Phaistos (Crete) in July 2023. The excavation was led by Professor Ilaria Caloi's team from Ca’ Foscari. 

Bellini painting discovered in Pag by young Ca' Foscari researcher

The painting, housed in a Benedictine convent in Pag, dates around 1460. The research hypothesis - published in the October issue of The Burlington Magazine - was made by Beatrice Tanzi, a Ph.D. student in Art History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Intelligent Materials from Blue Crab Shells: a Ca' Foscari Patent

A research team from Ca' Foscari, composed of Claudia Crestini, Matteo Gigli and Daniele Massari has patented, in collaboration with the University of Pavia, the ability to transform chitin into intelligent nanomaterials with functional properties. The process has potential applications in various fields ranging from biomedicine to sustainable packaging, as well as in the restoration and conservation of writing materials.