Women, Life, Freedom: about the uprising in Iran

On 16 September 2022, 22-year old Mahsa (Jina) Amini died in Teheran after the police arrested her for allegedly breaking rules on wearing the hijab. Her death has led to a wave of protests across Iran, and to the regime’s harsh repression. An expert on Iran from the Department of Asian and North African Studies, who is using the pseudonym Y. Hoshivar, to preserve anonymity, has agreed to be interviewed.

Antarctic glaciers vulnerable to rising temperatures

A study coordinated by Ca’ Foscari with LSCE, CNRS, and Roma Tre University has revealed a considerable retreat of coastal glaciers in the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, which peaked 320 thousand years ago and was caused by rising temperatures in the Southern Ocean.

China and the U.S.: a new balance in the global financial system  

A joint research project that involves Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Goethe University Frankfurt, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Stockholm University is analysing the changing role of the U.S. in the global financial system. 

Erasmus+ ICM with Ca’ Foscari: here’s why you should participate

Ca’ Foscari has once again obtained funding for the first Erasmus+ ICM 2021-2027 call. What skills do students develop during this mobility programme? Let’s discover them together!

Nobel Prize in Literature 2022: Ernaux's painfully achieved modernity

Annie Ernaux has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2022 “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”. Professor Olivier Bivort tells us about the author and her work.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022: Click Chemistry and Bioorthogonal Chemistry

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2022 was awarded to Barry Sharpless, Morten Meldal and Carolyn Bertozzi. Alessandro Scarso, professor of Organic Chemistry, and Alessandro Angelini, professor of Biochemistry, help us understand the reasons for this award.

Nobel Prize in Physics 2022: Entangled Photons and Quantum Mechanics

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 was awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”. Stefano Bonetti, Full Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, helps us understand the reasons for this award.

EUTOPIA alliance in Venice on 15 and 16 September

Members of the EUTOPIA alliance met at Ca’ Foscari on 15 and 16 September 2022. The Rectors of the network and delegations from each university participated in a series of events and initiatives to work together on planning the future of European universities. 

Writers in Conversation returns from 15 September

Writers in Conversation returns to Ca’ Foscari in autumn 2022 with a series of conversations featuring key figures in contemporary literature. Starting from 15 September, students and citizens alike will have the chance to meet writers, translators, journalists, and artists, who will reflect on topical social and cultural issues.

Three contests to celebrate the 1600th anniversary of Venice: the winners

Ca’ Foscari University and the Silk-Road Universities Network have co-hosted three contests to celebrate the anniversary of Venice. Read the update to discover who won! 

Youcafoscari, the protagonists speak

Interviews and events with international guests, professors and students. The best of Ca' Foscari's YouTube channel.