Today's globalized world needs flexible minds, able to move across disciplines, capable of tackling challenges with innovative humanistic approaches while recognizing the importance of environmental and economic sustainability and natural and cultural heritage and understanding, while communicating and working with people from other cultures.
Multicultural, International & Interdisciplinary
This program brings together talented, motivated students from the member universities in a truly multicultural, international and interdisciplinary environment. Students enjoy a powerful learning experience in which they develop their capacity for critical thinking, working across disciplines, creatively embracing new ideas.
Each term 140+ students (Bachelor or Master level) take part, choosing from a course offering of 20+ courses which are English-taught by visiting professors from the member universities and are recognized for credit.
Courses on three core topics are on offer every semester. There are two specialization tracks which are offered in alternate semesters.
courses that showcase Venetian and Italian life, culture, art and history
- Cultures of the World
courses that examine the cultures of the world; courses that make the most of the intercultural classroom
- Global Challenges
courses that address current, global issues, preferably from an interdisciplinary perspective
- Economics, Management and Digital Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage (Fall only)
The aim of this specialization track is to introduce students to concepts such as Natural and Cultural Heritage, both tangible and intangible; to the challenges posed by their management, preservation and development, in relation to development policies and/or citizenship issues.
- Environmental Management and Sustainable Development (Spring only)
The aim of this specialization track is to develop awareness of Sustainability concepts and issues, applied to the environment and the economy, learning about sustainable practices and management, adopting ethical and cultural approaches
4-6 courses offered by visiting faculty members, for one semester only