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On October 15-16, major experts from academia and industry, together with policy makers and NGOs representatives will be gathered at Venice International University to bring personal experiences, empirical evidence and institutional positions on the issue of sustainability in the automotive industry.


Through presentations, keynote speeches and open discussions the Symposium will contribute to build a shared vision on sustainability. Specifically,the discussion will address the following key-questions:

- Which are the main differences in the sustainability regulation between Asia, Europe and America?
How do these differences affect the competitive ecosystem? Is there a unique perspective on what
sustainability means across global corporations, or there is rather a variety of standpoints?

- Do investments in sustainability operated by firms affect their financial performance? Which is the
rationale for a company for investing in sustainability and disclosing the actual sustainability results?

- Do the final market (consumers) perceive the sustainability issue as a relevant factor in orienting the
purchase process and, in general, the choice of a product?


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On Saturday September 19, the international conference entitled "The Dialogue between Confucianism and European Cultures: Withering or Developing Confucianism in the Era of Globalization?" will take place at Venice International University, on the island of San Servolo.

The event is organized by Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice International University and ICA (International Confucian Association).


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On September 22-26, 2014, the CeNS workshop entitled "Walk and Talk at the Nanoscale" will take place at Venice International University.

The workshop brings together young researchers of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1032 with experienced scientists from the fields of physics, chemistry and molecular biology. Renowned nanoscientists from all over the world will convene on the island of San Servolo to exchange ideas and discuss their latest research progress.


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The second session of the Advanced Seminar in the Humanities on "Literature and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean: Greece, Rome, and the Near East", organized by Venice International University in cooperation with Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, will take place at VIU on September 26-October 4, 2014.


The program is conceived as a 2-year commitment. During the first session the fellows identified a research project in their own scholarly interest. The papers will be presented next September, along with a number of lectures by invited speakers.


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On June 18, 2014 Venice International University and the ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency signed an agreement on the restart of an Executive Master for Enterprise Internationalization with the knowledge of Eastern Languages and a Design Export Lab.


The agreement was signed by the VIU President Umberto Vattani and the ICE President Ricardo Monti.


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