On 3 November 2023 the Government of Japan awarded Paolo Calvetti, Full Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics at Ca' Foscari, with the 'Order of the Rising Sun-Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon' for his staunch activity in Japan and Italy, and for his contribution to promoting academic exchange and mutual understanding between the two countries.
The Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) programme supports extra-EU exchange projects involving students, faculty and administrative staff. Pan Jingzhi, an incoming Chinese student from Fudan University (China) and a PhD student in Philosophy of Art, is one of the students who were involved in this mobility project.
Thanks to the Eramus+ internship programme, Beatrice Boracchi - a Master's student in Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage - has worked in the conservation laboratory of the MUNCH Museum in Oslo.
Winckelmann’s tragic demise in 1768, at the Osteria Grande in Trieste, is the starting point of Dr. Sean Williams latest podcast, “Death in Trieste”, a series of 5 episodes produced by BBC Radio 3. Williams - Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield - carried out the research work behind the series at the Venice Centre for Digital and Public Humanities, part of the Ca' Foscari Department of Humanities.
Marco Ceresa, director of the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and esteemed sinologist, passed away suddenly in the night between 3 and 4 May. The funeral was held on 9 May at 11 a.m. in the Carmini Church in Venice.
Emilia Romagna, one of the Italian regions with the highest level of hydrogeological risk, was recently the victim of a “perfect storm”: several concurring elements that triggered floods and landslides with disastrous consequences. We discussed the situation with Enrico Bertuzzo, Professor of Hydrology at the Ca' Foscari Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics.
On Saturday, May 13th, the mixed crew of Ca' Foscari and Iuav secured the first place in the 6th edition of the Lion Cup, the international university Dragon Boat competition. Steering the boat was Zahra Ghahtani, an Iranian student who chose Ca' Foscari and Venice to pursue her dreams.
Ca' Foscari is entering a growing number of international agreements with prestigious partners from all over the world. During her recent mission to China, Rector Tiziana Lippiello signed two agreements with important academic institutions: Fudan University di Shanghai and Xiamen University in the Fujian province.
Javier Cercas, prominent Spanish writer and columnist, and Nicola Lagioia, writer, radio host, and director of Turin’s International Book Fair, will inaugurate the sixteenth edition of Incroci di civiltà, the International Festival of Literature in Venice, on Wednesday 29 March at 5 p.m. at the Auditorium Santa Margherita.