A team of 53 economists has explored past experiences and possible recovery scenarios in various fields of economics, business and finance, creating in just a few weeks the first book on the post-COVID world, published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari and downloadable for free online.
On Monday September 14, a team of Italian and Swiss scientists reached the Corbassier glacier, on the Grand Combin massif, setting up camp at 4.100 meters, to extract three ice cores and deliver two of them to the dedicated ‘ice sanctuary’ that will be set up in Antarctica by the Ice Memory international programme.
This challenge involves 21 universities and companies from Europe, Canada, China and the United States, coordinated by Roberto Pastres, professor of Ecology at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics at Ca' Foscari.
The project was conceived by Andrea Gambaro, professor of Analytical Chemistry at Ca’ Foscari, with colleagues Ketevan Kupatadze (Ilia State University, Georgia) and David Ebert (Oklahoma University, United States) and is entitled "Network for alerting and managing public safety and resilience”, in short REACT.
Masks and physical distancing can effectively replace the lockdown, averting a second wave of the epidemic, in Lombardy as in London, as shown in a study conducted by Italian economists Dario Palumbo of Ca' Foscari University and Salvatore Lattanzio of the University of Cambridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.