Research

Kidney transplant, the cost of accounting for patients' preferences

Taking into account patients’ preferences can help speed up the organ allocation process and improve the life quality of the recipients, as shown by a joint study conducted by Ca’ Foscari University and the University of Padua.

The Monastery of San Zaccaria: a story of strong women in the Middle Ages

A study by Anna Maria Rapetti, Professor of Medieval History and of the History of the Medieval Church at Ca’ Foscari University, reveals the driving role of the female component of medieval monasticism, not only in the religious and spiritual sphere, but also in the social and political sphere.

The historical legacies of the EU's Free Movement of Persons

On June 15th, the European Union officially reopened its inner borders, effectively lifting the travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Schengen Agreement, considered as the most advanced accomplishment of European integration, is now back in force.

Producing plastic from organic waste: the invention in Treviso

As part of the Res-Urbis project, Ca' Foscari researchers have patented a process to synthesize biodegradable polyester polymers from the organic fraction of domestic solid waste, effectively making a huge step forward towards an economy that wastes nothing.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: the effects of Covid-19 in the heart of Islam

Covid-19 has been spreading through the Middle East, where it’s also negatively affecting the already tense religious and political situation, as well as international relations in general. We talked about this delicate situation with Dr Toby Matthiesen, Marie Curie Global Fellowship recipient at Ca' Foscari.

Containment measures in Italy: at least 200,000 hospitalizations avoided

According to a study coauthored by a group of scientists belonging to Politecnico di Milano, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, University of Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, and Università di Padova, the measures implemented by the Italian government have reduced the contagion transmission by 45%.

Fluorescent molecules activate "green" chemical reactions

Scientists from the Green Organic Synthesis Team (GOST) research team led by Alvise Perosa and Maurizio Selva from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have demonstrated for the first time the possibility of triggering chemical reactions by illuminating natural carbon nanoparticles.

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.

Innovative molecule to eliminate coronavirus from surfaces

Thanks to an antiviral molecule of plant origin, both long-lasting and non-toxic to humans, Ca' Foscari and  Delphinus Biotech have developed a disinfectant that can eliminate bacteria and viruses, while also providing active protection for several days.