Prof. Calvetti is awarded the Order of the Rising Sun-Gold Rays with Ribbon

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.

Erasmus+ ICM: Jingzhi's experience from Fudan to Ca' Foscari

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.

In Norway to study Munch's paintings: Beatrice's experience

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.

Public history, a new podcast explores Winckelmann's life and murder

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, distinguished sinologist and director of DSAAM, dies

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.

Floods in Emilia Romagna: the analysis of prof. Enrico Bertuzzo

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.

Lion Cup: the story of Zahra, international student and steerswoman

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.

Two new agreements with the Universities of Fudan and Xiamen

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.

The Incroci di Civiltà Literature Festival is back from 29 March

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.