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Ca' Foscari University of Venice: International Open Days 2023

Join us during our online International Open Days from 27 February to 10 March 2023 and explore our Foundation Year, 5 bachelor's degree programmes, and 16 master's degree programmes, entirely in English. Keep reading for more information.

Beyond EPICA reaches a depth of 808 meters in the Antarctic ice sheet

In Antarctica, the second drilling campaign of the Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice project has been successfully completed. This project is an unprecedented challenge for paleoclimatology studies and its goal is to go back 1.5 million years in time to reconstruct past temperatures and greenhouse gas concentrations through the analysis of an ice core extracted from the depths of the ice sheet. 

EUTOPIA Week: voices from our community 

In order to better understand the impact that EUTOPIA can have on our community of students and researchers, we have interviewed the people who represented our university during some of the events that were organised during the EUTOPIA Week in Ljubljana.

China's protests against "zero Covid" policy

“Stop Covid-19 testing — we are hungry!,” “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!,” “Stop restrictions, we want freedom.” These are some of the slogans chanted by the Chinese people who have taken to the streets in at least seventeen cities to protest against the rigid “zero Covid” policies adopted by the Chinese government.

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria, the message of the Rector

On behalf of our university, Ca’ Foscari Rector Tiziana Lippiello sends a message of solidarity and condolences to all the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria.

UNI-QUEST, a new service to help with residence permit applications

UNI-QUEST is the new help desk managed by Ca’ Foscari and the Questura di Venezia (i.e. the Central Police Station of Venice) to assist members of the University’s international community in the application for residence permits.
The help desk - located on the ground floor of Ca' Foscari's main building - will be open every Tuesday, from 9:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.

Venice: the risk maps of the flood-prone areas

Machine Learning for local adaptation to climate change. The recent study by CMCC@Ca’Foscari identifies the areas of the Metropolitan City of Venice most at risk of flooding.

ERC: Ca' Foscari wins 4 "Consolidator Grants", the best result in Italy

Ca’ Foscari has won 4 of the 21 “Consolidator Grants” awarded to Italian institutions by the European Research Council of the European Commission. The subject areas of the projects will range from visual anthropology in South America and the history of Artificial Intelligence to innovative methods to analyse deep ice in Antarctica and communication in the Ancient Near East.

4 Ca' Foscari Departments selected as 'Departments of Excellence'

The Department of Economics, the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies and the Department of Asian and North African Studies have been selected as 'Departments of Excellence' by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, which awards the best university Departments in Italy with research funds for a total of 271 million euros each year.

Participatory governance: Ca’ Foscari will lead a new Interreg project

Political science professor Francesca Campomori will coordinate 12 partnering institutions to study and implement participatory governance experiences in four cities (Berlin, Parma, Vienna and Ljubljana), while also engaging marginalized groups of people that are often left out of public life.

Youcafoscari, the protagonists speak

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