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Classes, exams and mobility - here are the measures for the 2nd semester

Dual mode will still be available for courses aimed at Bachelor’s and Master’s first-year students, as well as for classes with less than 25 people aimed at students in the second and third years of a Bachelor’s programme or in the second year of a Master’s programme. Exams will be held online and international mobility programmes will resume.

Ida Zilio Grandi, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Abu Dhabi

Ida Zilio Grandi is the director of the newly founded Italian Cultural Institute in Abu Dhabi, inaugurated in October last year, and has recently returned to the Council for Relations with Islam, reconvened in November 2020. We interwieved her to know more about her work and the current situation in the Emirates. 

University buildings closed on November 13th

Due to a strike called for Friday, November 13th, all University buildings (with the exception of the Roncade - Ca’ Tron campus) will remain closed. Teaching activities and all other activities will therefore be carried out only remotely on that day.

Here are the winners of the 10th Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival

The First Prize for the best short film of the Competition went to Dcera - Daughter by Czech director Daria Kashcheeva. During the ceremony, the 'master of horror' Dario Argento was awarded with a Ca' Foscari Honorary Fellowship. 

Three new 'Marie Curie' Fellows at Ca’ Foscari

In addition to the 23 grants announced last February, researchers Caterina Borelli, Tania Saeed and Camilla Bertolini will bring the Venetian university to a total of 26 Marie Curie Fellows, confirming it as the only Italian University among the best in Europe.

When ice disappeared from the Northern Atlantic

The National Research Council’s Institute for Polar Studies and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice have participated in a study which shows that during the last Ice Age in the Northern Atlantic, the decrease in sea ice took place over a span of 250 years, at the same time of a number of events that caused a rapid increase in temperatures. The results have been published in Pnas.

Coronavirus in the air? Only where there are gatherings

A multidisciplinary study conducted by CNR-ISAC, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, CNR-ISP and IZSPB, has analysed the concentrations and size of the viral particles in outdoor air in Venice and Lecce in the month of May 2020, between the end of the lockdown and the reopening of activities.

Why are young Thais protesting against the army and the monarchy?

We interviewed Prof. Edoardo Siani, researcher of the Department of Asian and North African Studies, to learn why this Southeast Asian country known as the Land of Smiles is instead going through such a tumultuous phase on a political level.

Ca' Foscari joins the plea for the release of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali

Djalali, an expert in Disaster Medicine, was sentenced to death in his home country of Iran, where he has been unlawfully detained for the past three years, after being accused of espionage based on unsubstantiated allegations.

Research during COVID: the experience of three Marie Curie Fellows

Elena Bacchin, Matteo Favaretto and Sabrina Minuzzi, Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellows at the Ca' Foscari Department of Humanities, share their experiences of international research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youcafoscari, the protagonists speak

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