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Phase 3: classrooms reopening in September, 500.000 € for students in need

Ca’ Foscari is reopening classrooms and libraries, while classes will go back to being face-to-face starting from September, with the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year.

The Monastery of San Zaccaria: a story of strong women in the Middle Ages

A study by Anna Maria Rapetti, Professor of Medieval History and of the History of the Medieval Church at Ca’ Foscari University, reveals the driving role of the female component of medieval monasticism, not only in the religious and spiritual sphere, but also in the social and political sphere.

Ca' Foscari for Venice, fundraising campaign collects over €52,000

Last November, Ca‘ Foscari University was also badly affected by the exceptional acqua alta that put the city, its residents and its institutions under great strain. This is why the university immediately took action by launching a fundraising campaign to support Venice and its priceless cultural heritage.

PhDs at Ca' Foscari, the new call for applications in now online!

Each year we strive to widen the global scope of our PhD programmes. Ca’ Foscari has opened a new call to select PhD students for 2020/2021 academic year. You have until May 27th to to submit your application to one of our 14 programmes.

Kidney transplant, the cost of accounting for patients' preferences

Taking into account patients’ preferences can help speed up the organ allocation process and improve the life quality of the recipients, as shown by a joint study conducted by Ca’ Foscari University and the University of Padua.

The historical legacies of the EU's Free Movement of Persons

On June 15th, the European Union officially reopened its inner borders, effectively lifting the travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Schengen Agreement, considered as the most advanced accomplishment of European integration, is now back in force.

Producing plastic from organic waste: the invention in Treviso

As part of the Res-Urbis project, Ca' Foscari researchers have patented a process to synthesize biodegradable polyester polymers from the organic fraction of domestic solid waste, effectively making a huge step forward towards an economy that wastes nothing.

South Korea and Covid-19: the experience of three Ca’ Foscari students

Anna Schipilliti, Chiara Moschini and Alessia Pavani are three Ca’ Foscari students currently engaged in an Overseas mobility programme in Seoul. Today, they talk to us about life in the capital of one of the first countries to find itself having to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: the effects of Covid-19 in the heart of Islam

Covid-19 has been spreading through the Middle East, where it’s also negatively affecting the already tense religious and political situation, as well as international relations in general. We talked about this delicate situation with Dr Toby Matthiesen, Marie Curie Global Fellowship recipient at Ca' Foscari.

Containment measures in Italy: at least 200,000 hospitalizations avoided

According to a study coauthored by a group of scientists belonging to Politecnico di Milano, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, University of Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, and Università di Padova, the measures implemented by the Italian government have reduced the contagion transmission by 45%.

Youcafoscari, the protagonists speak

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