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Ca' Foscari University of Venice: International Open Days

Join us during our online International Open Days from 14 to 21 February 2022 and explore 5 undergraduate and 14 graduate degree programmes, entirely in English. Meet our professors on Zoom and send in your questions.

Lagoonscapes Venice: a research hub for Environmental Humanities

"Lagoonscapes. The Venice Journal of Environmental Humanities" is the first Italian journal to focus on Environmental Sciences. It is directed by Serenella Iovino and Stefano Beggiora, promoted by the New Institute Center for Environmental Humanities and published by Edizioni Ca' Foscari.

Fuel, geopolitics, bitcoins, and the Kazakhstan crisis

In January 2022, Kazakhstan was shaken by a series of protests against the elimination of fuel price caps. President Tokayev authorised police forces to use guns and violence to repress protesters. We have analysed this delicate geopolitical situation with Paolo Sorbello, a journalist and research grant holder at Ca' Foscari. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022: Ca’ Foscari’s initiatives

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022, Ca’ Foscari has organised a series of ceremonies, activities and meetings which will take place from 12 January to 7 February.

The 'engaged Buddhism' of Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's most popular and influential Vietnamese Buddhist monks, passed away on January 22 at the age of 95. Richard Quang-Anh Tran, professor of Vietnamese language and literature, reflects on Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and the global influence of his thoughts and actions.

GAIN: a more sustainable future for aquaculture 

The Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe project (GAIN) aims to make aquaculture more efficient and sustainable, with a view to safeguarding the environment, the wellbeing of fish, and product quality. The project was coordinated by Professor Roberto Pastres and lasted three years.

New palaeoclimate discoveries 17 years after EPICA campaign

Ca' Foscari's labs and researchers are at the heart of the achievement of an international research team specialising in the palaeoclimatology of polar regions, published in Nature Geoscience. Temperature fluctuations over the past 800,000 years have been identified thanks to deuterium analysis.

Italian mission discovers ancient Buddhist temples in Gandahara, Pakistan

One of the most ancient Buddhist temples in the world has been uncovered during the latest archaeological excavation campaign of the Italian mission led by Professor Luca Maria Olivieri in the city of Barikot, in the Swat region of Pakistan. 

Young people increasingly uninterested in car ownership

61.7% of under 30-year-olds would give up car ownership if efficient public transport was available, according to a survey by Ca' Foscari's Center for Automotive e Mobility Innovation.

Moscow and Kiev: a war at the door to Europe? Interview with Aldo Ferrari

The intensification of military activity on the border between Russia and Ukraine, in the Donbass region, is worrying. Is President Putin prepared to invade Ukraine to prevent it from joining NATO, or is it still possible to defuse this crisis with diplomacy? What are the EU and the USA doing? We have interviewed Aldo Ferrari, an expert in this field.

Youcafoscari, the protagonists speak

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