On September 19, Venice International University represented by the Dean prof. Carlo Giupponi, participated in the UN Private Sector Forum organized at the UN headquarters in New York.
This year the Forum focused on the role of business in advancing sustainable development to prevent global instability. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Forum was organized in collaboration with the Co-Chairs of the United Nations High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants. With the theme of Business and the 2030 Agenda: Securing the Way Forward, the Private Sector Forum highlighted important connections between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the new Agenda for Humanity – which, together with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Action Agenda on Financing for Development, are pillars of the 2030 Agenda.
Prof. Giupponi will also attend the Fourth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development held on September 21-22 in New York.
The aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice.
On September 26, Venice International University will host the first edition of the Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum, an initiative promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation. The meeting has been devised to be an important opportunity for a multi-stakeholder discussion on the role that the private sector is called upon to play in support of the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
On 26 September the first edition of the Italian Business & SDGs Annual Forum will be held in Venice at VIU - Venice International University (Island of San Servolo).
The Forum is promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation with the collaboration of VIU and the support of FriulAdria and Edison SpA.
The meeting has been devised to be an important opportunity for a multi-stakeholder discussion on the role that the private sector is called upon to play in support of the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
The focus on this topic will be intensified through the identifying and sharing of: experience and knowledge, points of interest, discussion topics, further study requirements, and design guidelines. Based on the outcomes of the initiative, the GCNI Foundation will define a plan of activities in support of firms that are willing to get involved by making their own contribution to achieving the SDGs.
An invitation is required to attend the event.
To express interest in this event, please send an e-mail to the following address: email@example.com
During the summer months at VIU, there are perhaps fewer students on the island campus of San Servolo, but nevertheless, within the walls of the conference halls and seminar rooms, VIU continues to be a hub of activity.
VIU's campus lends itself especially well during this period to intensive residential programs, with the calmness of the parkland on the island, and the noiselessness of the lagoon beyond; San Servolo is connected, yet detached from the bustling city of Venice, which is of course an attractive destination for attendees.
Every July, VIU together with different partners, organizes a series of high-level research symposia:
July 10-22, 2016
Brain exploration and epilepsy surgery
International School of Neurological Sciences in Venice
The course is targeted to neurologists, neuropediatricians, neurophysiolgists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists interested in phathophysiology, diagnosis and management of pharmacoresistant epilepsies and in the development of epilepsy surgery programs.
July 10-16, 2016
International School on Lasers in Materials Science
PhD students and young research scientists working in the field of laser-materials interactions. It aims at educating doctorate students in the principles of laser-surface interactions, along with bringing students up-to-date with current state-of-the art in laser materials processing.
July 18-23, 2016
CESifo Venice Summer Institute
The Institute focuses on themes of current interest in European and global economic policy and brings together international economists working on economic policy topics for workshops, panel meetings and discussion.
This year, the main topics are:
The Economics of philanthropy; Disrupted Economic Relationships: Disasters, Sanctions, Dissolutions; Political Economy Aspects of Income (Re-)Distribution; The Economics of Peace and War; Climate Change and Migration
Italy and Japan praise a long lasting history of cultural and commercial relations over the past centuries, endorsed by tight diplomatic relations celebrated this year on their 150th anniversary with a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
On May 11, 2016 Ambassador Umberto Vattani, President of Venice International University, received the Grand Cordon decoration of the Order of the Rising Sun by Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Order of the Rising Sun was established in 1875 as Japan's first award, honoured by the Japanese Government; it features rays of sunlight radiating from the rising sun and a pendant flower, and is conferred to a person who has distinguished himself or herself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of services and achievements.
President Vattani has assiduously worked in building up strong and fertile relations between the two countries, during his long service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy as Secretary General, and as personal delegate of the Italian Prime Minister during the G7 meetings.
He is President of the Italy-Japan Foundation, that supports important economic initiatives, cultural exchange and artistic activities, personally curated since 2001 by Ambassador Vattani both in Italy and in Japan.
Thanks to Ambassador Vattani’s efforts, Japan has a valuable representative in Venice International University with Waseda University (Tokyo), one of the 16 member universities from all over the world in VIU consortium.
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The University of Rome "Tor Vergata" officially became a Member of VIU following a unanimous vote during the Assembly Meeting of VIU on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
The Rector of "Tor Vergata", Professor Giuseppe Novelli, joined the meeting and was greeted by the VIU President, Ambassador Umberto Vattani, and the Rectors and representatives of all the Partner Universities.
The University of Rome "Tor Vergata" was established in 1982 and is structured in 6 Schools (Economics, Law, Engineering, Humanities and Philosophy, Medical School and Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences) which are organized in 19 Departments.
"Tor Vergata" has 39,000 graduate and postgraduate students and offers 112 degree courses (3- and 5-year degree courses and Master degrees) and 31 PhD courses.