Twenty-six students – 12 from China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Canada; 8 Italians and 6 young naval officers from the Italian Navy have just embarked on the first edition of the Ca’ Foscari Summer School in Global Studies, participating in courses held in English by lecturers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Italian Navy cultural centre.
The Global Studies – Summer School is part of the summer programme of Ca’ Foscari University’s School for International Education, which is expanding the courses on offer thanks to this collaboration with the Naval War College, Venice (Istituto di Studi Militari Marittimi di Venezia).
This first international summer school is a pilot project that will act as the basis for the definition of a carefully structured, programmed joint activity. The three-week long programme (9 to 27 July) will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach in order to evaluate the most important trends affecting the ongoing globalisation process, developing powerful synergies for the growth and training of new generations and future managers.
Students will attend conferences and seminars, taught classes, and exercises that will allow them to acquire and build upon the know-how needed to grasp the complexity of the global system and the main implications for its political and economic administrators. A multidisciplinary workshop on transversal competencies (intra-personal, personal, communication, and social skills) will give participants the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the leading approaches to conflict management and leadership dynamics.
The Summer School will promote functions in favour of institutions, the academic world and research carried out by the Italian Navy in the dual-use and complementary sector, consolidating the positive collaboration already under way between Venice’s Naval War College and University, in the context of a cooperation agreement for the organisation of a professional master’s programme in Strategic Studies and International Security for the 2018-2021 period.