Fall 2016 awards to students

On December 15 the Closing Ceremony of the Fall 2016 term has been the occasion to thank all the students and professors who participated in the multiple activities and courses of this semester together.


On this occasion we announced the awards to some of the most deserving students, who competed for VIU awards for Internships in Italy and for the International mobility, furthermore some selected students were awarded an Excellence decoration for their evolving performance and achievements in the different courses attended.


VIU promotes international mobility by providing internship opportunities and scholarships to students of the member universities who attend the Globalization Program. During the Fall 2016 term, 15 candidates applied for an internship in one of the agreed host institutions in Italy, while 6 candidates are competing to carry out research for their final master’s thesis through the international mobility channels offered by VIU.

Here the 6 winners of the scholarships for an internship in Italy:


dsc 9250 internshipsf16Yael Burstein, Tel Aviv University
Caroline Fernelius, Duke University
Lisa Hoehn,
Felix Jonas Jantz, Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universitaet
Benedetta Mina, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Michael Rauch, Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universitaet


These students will benefit of a scholarship to support an internship period in one of the agreed host institutions in Italy.



Candidates for the International Mobility:


dsc 9253 mobilityf16Annie Zhang, Tongji University
Silvia Bragagnolo, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Thi Nhu Quynh (Regina) Nguyen, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Ilaria Fontana, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Marco Grandesso, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Menghan Zhou, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice


Their research proposal and curricula are currently under examination. The winners will be offered a scholarship to partially support travel and housing expenses.



Students selected for the Awards for Excellence:


dsc 9273 excellence awardsFlorian Dobmeier, Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universitaet, Germany
Jackson Reed McLaurin, Duke University, USA
Thomas Ikeda, Boston College, USA
Lisa Hoehn, Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universitaet, Germany
Caroline Fernelius, Duke University, USA
Anna Gussoni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Greta Albertari, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy



Congratulation to all the talented and motivated students who took part in VIU Globalization Program 2016, thank you and see you soon as VIU Alumni!








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