Awards and distinctions

Ca' Foscari rewards those who stood out for their excellence in science and academia in Italy and abroad as well as its best professors and students.

Honorary Degrees

Latest honorary degrees and honorary doctorate

Thomas Maschmeyer

Honorary Doctorate in Chemistry 
October 24th 2019

Sergio Stevanato

Master's Degree Honoris Causa in Accounting and Finance
Department of Management
March 8th 2019

Stephen Orgel

Stephen Orgel

Honorary Degree in European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies
June 21st 2017
Video of the ceremony [ITA-ENG]
Stephen Orgel's interview [ITA-ENG]

Honorary fellowship

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice recognizes the title of Ca’ Foscari Honorary Fellow to distinguished academics in the arts and sciences, in society or to outstanding personalities who carried out measures for the university contributing to its international prestige. Submitted names are approved by the Academic Senate and by the Rector.

Latest fellowships

Martin Karplus

Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University
Nobel prize for Chemestry in 2013
October 24th 2018

Muhammad Yunus

Economist and Grameen Bank foundator
Nobel prize for Economics in 2006
October 2nd 2018

Robert C. Merton

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT
John and Natty McArthur University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Nobel prize for Economics in 1997
September 26th 2018

Mario Vargas Llosa

Peruvian writer, dramatist and politician
Nobel prize for Literature in 2010
June 4th 2018

Amartya Sen

Nobel prize for Economics in 1998
May 21st 2018

Robert Engle

Michael Armellino Professor of Finance, New York University Stern School of Business
Nobel prize for Economics in 2003
May 16th 2018

Wole Soyinka

Author of theater, poetries, novels and essays
Nobel prize for Literature in 1986
April 9th 2018

Roger Corman

Film-maker and producer
March 21st 2018

Last update: 26/05/2023