The Executive Committee of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has enthusiastically approved Venice International University membership in the Network.
The Solutions Network is a UN initiative launched by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on August 9 2012 as a new, independent global network of research centres, universities and technical institutions to help to find solutions for some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic problems.
The Solutions Network mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales.
VIU will bring its contribution on research, solution initiatives, and policy work. Integrated approach is at the basis of both VIU and SDSN work.
The 2013 edition of the European Summer School in Resources and Environmental Economics, organized by EAERE, FEEM and VIU, will be held on the island of San Servolo on June 30 - July 6, 2013.
Uncertainty, Innovation and Climate Change is the theme of this edition of the Summer School.
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The 14th edition of the CESifo Venice Summer Institute, held in cooperation with Venice International University, will take place at VIU on July 22 - 27, 2013.
The Institute focuses on themes of current interest in European and global economic policy, bringing together international economists for workshops, panel meetings and discussion.
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The Campus of Venice International University (VIU) on the island of San Servolo will be the magnificent scenario of AQUAE, the new Exhibition by Oliviero Rainaldi on the occasion of the 55th Venice Art Biennale.
Ten sculptures inspired by water – AQUAE - will be on show in the unique framework of the island of San Servolo from May 29 to November 24, 2013. The choice of the VIU campus, with its gardens and inner courtyards, as a setting for his exhibition represents an intriguing experiment for Oliviero Rainaldi and a stimulating opportunity for Professors and Students from all over the world who visit the island for their daily activities.
The theme of Water has already been explored by the Italian artist in two important exhibitions held in Villa Aldobrandini, Rome (2009), and in Villa Pisani, Venice (2010).
The way Rainaldi's works interacts with the unique setting of the VIU Campus, among the trees, the lagoon and the ancient buildings, is a special feature of the Exhibition.
The artworks confirm Oliviero Rainaldi's ability to experiment with different materials, such as glass, tin, bronze and gold. An 8-meter tall staele covered in gold leaf and running water will overlook the lagoon towards the Venice Giardini, representing the everlasting bond between Rainaldi and his old master and friend Fabio Mauri.
Exhibition dates: May 29 – November 24, 2013
Opening: May 29-31, 2013
Presentation of the catalogue: May 31, 11 am
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, under the presidency of Ambassador Umberto Vattani, the VIU Assembly voted unanimously to admit the European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP) into the Consortium.
Oleg Kharkhordin, Rector of the European University at St. Petersburg, expressed his appreciation and enthusiasm: "We are very happy to join Venice International University. We will collaborate on different projects, especially in the field of Republican Studies, self-governing community but especially on Art History: a unique and long-lasting relationship links the EUSP to the Hermitage Museum as its Director, Mikhail Piotrovsky, is also Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees".
The European University at St. Petersburg is a non-state graduate university located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was founded in 1994. Today the University is widely recognised as one of the leading academic institutions in Humanities and Social Sciences in Russia.
EUSP joins the other 11 Universities that compose the VIU Consortium: Duke and Boston College (USA), Tsinghua and Tongji (P.R. of China), Waseda (Japan), Tel Aviv (Israel), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (Germany), Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain) and the Italian Universities Ca’ Foscari, IUAV and Università di Padova.
Press release (in Italian)