Professor Dähnhardt on India’s second wave of COVID-19

At the start of the pandemic, India seemed to be facing the crisis better than other countries. However, the second wave of COVID-19 has hit India with a brutal force. Thomas Dähnhardt, professor of Modern Languages and Literatures of the Indian Subcontinent at the Department of Asian and North African Studies, comments on this situation. 

Ice Memory mission accomplished: 10,000 years of climate "memory" preserved

The mission by CNR, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and PSI (Switzerland) has extracted two core samples over 80m long from Colle Gnifetti, at 4,500m. One of the cores will be stored in Antarctica for future studies.

Ice Memory: the mission on Monte Rosa has started

The Italian-Swiss team is currently working at 4,500m. Adverse weather conditions had caused the international mission of Ice Memory on Monte Rosa to slow down. 



A LISt laboratory
Italian Sign Language at Ca' Foscari: 1000 experts in 20 years

The rights of people with disabilities have been upheld: on 19 May 2021, the Italian Parliament approved Article 34-ter of the “Decreto Sostegni” (“Relief Decree”), with which the Italian Republic “recognises, promotes and protects the Italian Sign Language (LIS) and the Tactile Italian Sign Language (LISt)”. LIS and LISt interpreters are now recognised as specialised professionals in translation and interpretation.

MadLand: a study on madness in fairy tales and psychiatry in the 1800s

In the research project “MadLand”, Alessandro Cabiati, Marie Curie fellow at Ca’ Foscari and Brown University, will analyse the representation of madness in 19th-century fairy tales and psychiatry. 

Bilge Yabanci: “democratic backsliding” in Turkey and around the world

What is the so-called 'democratic backsliding' found in political regimes in which democracy is limited and authoritarian tendencies are strong? Researcher Bilge Yabanci will be able to carry out her project precisely on this topic, thanks to a "Marie Skłodowska-Curie" Global Fellowship.

XRmol: augmented reality reveals albumin-PFAS interaction

At Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, a science awareness project brings together biochemistry, analytical chemistry and information technology to fight PFAS pollution which affects the ecosystem and human health. 

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

From May 18th, 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.

Scientists unveil the mystery behind a Picasso

A researcher from Ca' Foscari has analysed the chemical composition of the material of four paintings belonging to Museu Picasso in Barcelona. It is the first study that focuses on the mechanical degradation of Picasso’s paintings with a scientific, analytical and diagnostic approach.