QS World University Rankings: best result ever for Ca' Foscari

In the QS World University Rankings 2025, Ca' Foscari achieved its best result ever, moving up 50 positions from the previous year's ranking. The university now ranks in the 601-610 bracket out of over 1500 institutions evaluated. This progress can be attributed to top performance in sustainability and a high number of international faculty members.

The upcoming Indian elections in the eyes of student Riccardo Campana

Approximately one billion people in India are preparing to cast their vote in the upcoming election, which will determine the country's government for the next 5 years. Riccardo Campana - a Ca' Foscari student of Language and Civilisation of Asia and Mediterranean Africa - has been studying journalism at Bennet University in New Delhi (one of our partner universities ) since July 2023 and shared his insights with us.

PhD programmes: the call for 2024/2025 is open

The call for applications to the 40th cycle of Ca' Foscari PhD programmes is open, starting in a.y. 2024/2025. The application deadline is 1:00 pm CEST on Thursday, 23 May 2024.

Ca' Foscari and Geneva Graduate Institute sign new agreement

Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Geneva Graduate Institute have signed a partnership aimed at promoting cooperation in areas of common interest and shared academic goals involving students, faculty, and staff. The first educational opportunity under the new partnership will be a student exchange programme.

J. Sanzo's ERC project compares Ancient Jewish and Christian magic rituals

Joseph Sanzo's study bridges the study of late antique magic in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds (III-VIII cent. CE) with the study of early Jewish-Christian relations providing a comparative analysis of ancient magical texts and objects of Jewish and Christian origin (e.g. amulets, incantation bowls).

Folklore and culture in the songs of Ca' Foscari’s Arabic Language Choir

At the Department of Asian and North African Studies, the Arabic Language Choir combines the teaching of Middle Eastern languages and cultures with artistic expression. Founded two years ago by lecturers Bishara Ebeid and Vicente Martì Tormo, the ensemble now comprises more than 25 members, performing songs from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, and Algeria.

LeTs-Care: Italy vs EU best practices in long-term care

In 2023 the European Union launched the 'Care Strategy,' calling on countries to achieve common goals for long-term care. Funded by Horizon Europe, LeTs-Care is a comparative research project whose objective is to identify and study effective and replicable solutions in the field of long-term care.

'The Cooling Solution' lands in New York City at the Photoville Festival

After the success of its installments in Venice in 2023, the photographic and scientific exhibition The Cooling Solution is now crossing the Atlantic to land in New York City at the Photoville Festival, from June 1st till 16th, 2024. In September 2024 the exhibition will also be on show at the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

A QR code for information and contacts on safety and inclusion

'QR Your Rights' is one of Ca' Foscari’s initiatives to support and promote inclusion, safety and well-being in our community. Scanning a QR code, which will soon be disseminated in all university venues, will take you to the Ca’ Foscari Inclusiva webpage, which contains information and contacts on these important topics.

Trump, Truth Social, and meme stocks

Recently, there has been extensive media coverage surrounding the launch of Truth Social, Donald Trump's social network, and its parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group, going public. On the first day of trading, the company's stock price significantly increased. According to Michele Costola, a researcher at the Department of Economics this is a potential example of a meme stock.

Youcafoscari, the protagonists speak

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