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Beyond Epica Deep Drilling Campaign Begins in Antarctica

The Little Dome C site in Antarctica has reopened for the second ice core drilling campaign of the international research project coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the CNR (National Research Council of Italy). The team includes 15 people and aims to start deep drilling to reach depths of a few hundred metres, enabling the reconstruction of the world’s climate history.

Climate sceptic tweets growing four times as fast as pro-climate

Climate scepticism is growing four times as fast as pro-climate content on Twitter, according to a new paper published today in Nature Climate Change by The Alan Turing Institute that features the collaboration of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Microalgae used in ‘zero-waste’ wineries

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has developed an eco-friendly process that enables the full use of wine lees and of the sludge resulting from wastewater treatment. This circular economy process can be managed directly by wineries and reduces disposal costs.

‘Key’ that inhibits molecules involved in cancer spread uncovered

A research team at Ca’ Foscari has selected a new type of miniaturised antibodies that can detect and inhibit the activity of the urokinase human enzyme (uPA), reducing the risk of side effects. The discovery has been patented for use in the pharmaceutical industry.

Graduation Day in St Mark’s Square: photos from 11 November 

Ca’ Foscari celebrated a Graduation Day in St Mark’s Square for over 1,000 Ca’ Foscari students for the autumn session of a.y. 2021/2022. Check out the photo gallery!

Pop Up @ Port Days: emerging musicians will play on 7 October

Pop Up @ Port Days will feature three student music projects that were selected by the Radio Ca’ Foscari team among many applications. The event is free of charge and will be held in San Basilio, between Magazzino 5 and Magazzino 6, close to the classrooms of Ca’ Foscari and IUAV. 

Lovers of literature mourn the passing of Javier Marías

Lovers of literature mourn the passing of Javier Marías, who had been hospitalised in a Clinic in Madrid due to pneumonia. In 2009 he was hosted by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice during the Incroci di Civiltà/Crossroads of Civilizations Literary Festival. Professor Enric Bou Maqueda tells us about the Spanish author and his relationship with Venice.  

Writers in Conversation returns from 15 September

Writers in Conversation returns to Ca’ Foscari in autumn 2022 with a series of conversations featuring key figures in contemporary literature. Starting from 15 September, students and citizens alike will have the chance to meet writers, translators, journalists, and artists, who will reflect on topical social and cultural issues.

Ca' Foscari joins international leaders at COP27

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is participating in the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which opened on Sunday 6 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Nice to meet you! International students at Ca’ Foscari

Some of our newly enrolled international degree seekers tell us about their experience moving to Venice and getting ready for their university life at Ca’ Foscari. Check out the interview with Hildo and Stephanie!

Nice to meet you! International students at Ca’ Foscari

In this academic year, Ca’ Foscari has welcomed over 300 international students from almost 60 countries. Check out the interview with Sneh and Gerardo, two newly enrolled international degree seekers who tell us about their experience moving to Venice and getting ready for their university life at Ca’ Foscari.

Artist Laura Pugno wins 5th edition of Sustainable Art Prize

On Saturday 15th October 2022, artist Laura Pugno was awarded the Sustainable Art Prize, promoted by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in collaboration with ArtVerona.  

EUTOPIA awarded 8 ERC Starting Grants

Prestigious ERC grants have been awarded to the University of Warwick (three grants), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (two grants), and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Babeș-Bolyai University and the University of Gothenburg (one grant each). This excellent result attests to the value of the alliance and of university policies.

PINK joins European Community of Practice on Intellectual Assets Management

PInK, Ca’ Foscari’s portal dedicated to technology and knowledge transfer between University research and businesses, institutions and the local territory, has participated in the writing of the new European Code of Practice for the smart use of intellectual property.

EUTOPIA Week 2022 in Ljubljana: Tiziana Lippiello is the new President

The Rector of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Tiziana Lippiello is the new President of EUTOPIA. In December 2022 she will succeed Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gothenburg, who has guided the alliance thus far. The new President will lead the alliance for the next two years.

University closed on 8 and 9 December

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, including the Treviso Campus, will be closed on Thursday 8 December and Friday 9 December 2022.

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