Sustainable Ca' Foscari


Ca' Foscari exhibits the "Waste Matters" artwork

Ca' Foscari University of Venice exhibits the Gayle Chong Kwan's artwork, winner of the 2019 Sustainable Art Prize at ArtVerona. The two banners, inaugurated on 2 July, located on the façade of Palazzo Foscari on the Grand Canal, are the result of reflections made during the Waste Matters project that the artist ran, and developed with students and academics. This project explored the food waste theme, our relationship with food and the life of waste, through research, online workshops and activities, trying to stimulate a debate on the importance of reducing waste in order to lessen our impact on the environment.

Sustainability Report 2019

Ca’ Foscari University publishes an annual Sustainability Report on the activities undertaken by the University in the field of environmental and social sustainability, in order to monitor the objectives and commitments it has made in terms of sustainable development. The Report explains how the university’s activities contribute to achieving the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a commitment that Ca’ Foscari has included in its Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

Sustainability Competencies

Sustainability Competencies are voluntary activities available for all Ca’ Foscari students who would like to deepen sustainability topics and improve their personal know-how abilities. The Sustainability Competencies entitled of 1 extracurricular credit. Students can include them in their Study Plan and who gets the sustainability credit will receive a certificate during the graduation day.

The Sustainable Development Agenda

It is the action program for people, planet and prosperity signed by UN member countries. By 2030, with the 17 SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Sustainability is a pillar of the Strategic Plan of Ca' Foscari, in which we have included the dissemination and implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the 17 SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals.


LEED Certification

Palazzo Foscari has officially earned the LEED EB:O&M certification becoming one of the oldest “green”
buildings on the planet. The LEED certification attests the sustainability level of a building.

UI GreenMetric

In 2019 Ca' Foscari placed 99th in the international ranking of sustainable universities (out of 780 participants universities), turning out to be the third italian university.