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Ca' Foscari and Warwick: new international task force for joint research

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the English University of Warwick, Coventry have signed a new partnership agreement that includes a research project on Venice and its links with Asia.

The agreement will involve collaboration on several levels: teaching, with the exchange of students and teachers, the creation of double degrees, study-abroad programmes and summer schools, internships for students of the two universities; scientific, with the launch of a pilot project on the historical, cultural and commercial links betweenVenice and the Silk Road.Warwick, in particular, will fund a 2-year post-doctoral scholarship to study the links between Venice and the East from the Middle Ages to the contemporary age.

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the University of Warwick, which has an important presence in Venice, have been working together for a long time on projects like Erasmus exchanges and the “Warwick in Venice” programme (specific courses organised in Venice and open to students of both institutions in the field of History and History of Art).

The presentation of the project has been attended by: Prof. Tiziana Lippiello, Vice Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and delegate to international relations, Prof. Mike Shipman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Warwick. Prof. Luca Molà, Director of Warwick in Venice.

The Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Prof. Michele Bugliesi, commented: We’re very proud to embark on this collaboration with the University of Warwick, one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom; an opportunity which represents another important step forward in Ca’ Foscari’s internationalization process.
As a matter of fact, this new synergy will help further improve our cosmopolitan nature, especially in the educational and scientific field, attracting students and researchers from all over the world.
At Ca’ Bottacin, which already serves as headquarters for international advanced research centers, researchers from both Ca’ Foscari and Warwick will work together to study the history of Venice through the centuries and its connections with Asia"

Prof. Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Warwick, commented: “Since its foundation, Warwick University has been proud to be an international university, maintaining its presence in Venice for over fifty years and building new partnerships through the EUTOPIA alliance. I am delighted that our new partnership with Ca’Foscari University of Venice can offer students the valuable opportunity to study and live inone of Europe'most important cities as part of their studies”.