Mobility, agreements, projects

The Department of Asian and North African Studies puts the international dimension at the center of its own activities to facilitate an improvement of the language skills, a better understanding of the cultural dimension and a substantial research activity based on an exchange of perspectives and suggestions with researchers from around the world.

Exachange programs for students, teachers and researchers

The Department of Asian and North African Studies has many agreements with universities and research centers, mainly on the studied areas. The agreements can benefit to students, professors and researchers through many different opportunities.

For more information or a personalized advice, please write to

If you want to visit Ca’ Foscari as an incoming student, visit the page dedicated to incoming mobility.

Scholarships for degree seekers

The Department of Asian and North African Studies offers to EU or non-EU students in possession of an international diploma interested in the didactic offer of the Department. The scholarship will be equal to a total amount of € 7,000.00for 2 years. There are 2 positions available.

Please check the documents attached for further information.

Visiting professors and scholars

The Department of Asian and North African Studies promotes and tries to give the greatest possible space to visiting professors, as a key element to build an education approach and international research activities.

You can find all the information on how to apply as a visiting professor in Venice here.

Language Certification

At the Department of Asian and North African Studies you can sit the exams for official language certifications in Japanese, Chinese and Korean. These official certifications are requested in order to study or work in the respective countries. Here you can find the application forms for Japanese and Korean language certifications; the form for the Chinese language certification is available on the website of the Confucius Institute of Venice. If you need further information, please contact: 

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International projects and collaborations

The Department of Asian and North African Studies concludes agreements and participates to calls to fund teaching and internationalization projects in order to support combined educational, cultural and research activities.

ESAGOV – Algerian Higher Education and University Governance (L’Enseignement Supérieur Algérien à l’heure de la Gouvernance Universitaire)

ESAGOV is an Erasmus+ Key Action 2–Capacity Building project, which aims to support the transformation process of governance in the Algerian university system, through the implementation of strategic plans and a focus on evaluation and quality approaches.
The project, funded by the European Commission (EACEA) with € 975.720 in 2018, is coordinated by UNIMED (Mediterranean Universities Union) and includes 12 Algerian universities, the Algerian Ministry of Education and Research (MESRS), the Algerian Commission for Higher Education Quality Assurance (CIAQES), 4 European Universities (UNIVE, Pavia, Rouen, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne).
ESAGOV is a 36-month project, running from 15/01/19 to 14/01/22.
The project is constituted by 8 Workpackages, covering all the activities. UNIVE is the leader of WP3, which implies that Ca’ Foscari has the responsibility to organize and coordinate the training of the managing, academic and administrative staff of the Algerian universities. The training is composed by 3 main activities: the organization of a 3-day training at UNIVE, the coordination of 3 workshops at the Algerian universities and the welcoming and coordination of the Algerian training staff mobilities at the European universities (Rouen-Venice and Paris1-Pavia)

ESAGOV website

IERS - In service training: Intercultural Education through Religious Studies

“Intercultural Education Through Religious Studies – Religions, Fundamentalism and Human Rights in School Education” is a 5-day training course aimed at training educators interested in promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue, active democratic citizenship and human-rights, especially in schools.
The course has been designed by European specialists in the field of religious studies and offers innovative approaches and ICT tools to educate towards a constructive and critical understanding of cultural and religious differences.
The learning materials, called Digital Modules on History of Religions, have been tested in different EU secondary schools (Venice, Paris, Augsburg, Salamanca and Odense) in the frame of the European project Intercultural Education through Religious Studies (IERS) - Comenius Multilateral Project (2013-15) coordinated by Ca' Foscari University of Venice.


SORAPS -Study Of Religions Against Prejudices and Stereotypes

Religious and cultural diversity are today more than ever a critical challenge. European countries are concerned by a big immigration flow and recent terrorist attacks, that increase intolerance and fear. The project "Study of Religions Against Prejudices & Stereotypes" wants to be a part of the long-term educational efforts needed to engage these issues and foster mutual understanding and integration, as well as to contrast conflicts and radicalization. The SORAPS Project aims to strengthen the role of schoolteachers by planning, creating and piloting a online Teachers’ Training Course aimed to increase knowledge and skill in the field of history of religions, contemporary religious pluralism, intercultural dialogue and Digital Literacy, with a precise focus of contrasting stereotypes and prejudices concerning religions. This Course will comprise a detailed Curriculum, Training Materials and Guidelines in order to be completely transferable and scalable. In order to ensure impact and test the efficacy of these products, upper secondary schools are involved as project partners and will provide testing teachers.

Project website

MIM - Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration

The EMJMD “Crossing the Mediterranean: towards Investment and Integration” (MIM) is a two-year (120 ECTS) study programme jointly offered by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier (UPVM), acting as “full partners” or “Consortium”. Complementary training is offered by three “associated partners”: Université de Sousse, Université Moulay Ismail - Meknès, and Université de Strasbourg with its Centre d’étude et de recherche sur l’intervention sociale (CERIS). The MIM Consortium provides high-level competences in the field of Mediterranean mediation, cooperation and integration, including the methodological tools to pursue research-oriented activities. Next to the study of the most commonly spoken languages in the Mediterranean area (Italian, French, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew), the MIM programme also offers the possibility to study the reality of the Southern shore of the Mediterranean from a social, political, economic, anthropological and cultural point of view. Another important aspect of the training is to confront students with the direct practice of mediation, through the contributions of specialists in the field. Consistently, you will be given the opportunity to experience the feeling of being “stranger”: an itinerary course in four different countries, and acquire mobility as an integral dimension of the programme.

Project website

Confucius Institute in Venice

The Confucius institute at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was established in 2008 as a result of a collaboration between the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Capital Normal University and Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban (Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language). The aim of the Confucius Institutes is to encourage the growth of knowledge of Chinese language and culture in the host university and in the wider local community. The presence of Confucius Institutes do not supplant the academic and research institutions that have traditionally operated in the field of Chinese studies. Instead, Institutes work alongside with these universities, offering teaching and cultural activities held by highly qualified Chinese Studies and Language experts. The Confucius Institute offers a wide range of courses of Chinese language and culture which respond to the needs of participants of all language levels and ages, with diverse cultural interests. Tailor-made courses are also available for companies wishing to train their staff to be able to operate efficiently in the market. It offers also the opportunity to apply for scholarships awarded by Hanban, for periods of one semester, one year or two years in China. It is also an authorized Chinese Proficiency Test Center for HSK and HSKK tests. Finally, the Confucius Institute of Venice organizes also a wide range of cultural activities, such as Chinese calligraphy lessons, Taiji lessons, film screenings, celebrations of Chinese festivals, exhibitions, theatrical performances and many others, all with the objective of bringing people close to the Chinese world.