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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In June 2014, Venice International University will host three mayor conferences on its campus on the island of San Servolo.


On June 19-20, the Netspar Workshop will take place at VIU. On Thursday June 19, Mariacristina de Nardi (UCL, FRB Chicago, NBER, and IFS) will give an invited lecture on saving during retirement. On Friday June 20, Guglielmo Weber (University of Padova) will give a lecture on the economic determinants of healthy ageing. A large number of international academic papers on pension-related topics will be presented in parallel sessions of the conference.


Once again this year, the Widener Law Summer School will take place at VIU (June 16-27, 2014). Among the courses offered this summer are "European Union Law" and "Human Rights & Multinational Corporations". Justice Randy J. Holland of the Delaware Supreme Court, the leading corporate law court in the US, will teach "Comparative Corporate Law".


The Ernest Hemingway Society will hold its 16th biennial international conference at VIU (June 22-27, 2014). The participants will explore the Veneto region, a place Hemingway held dear and immortalized in "Across the River and Into the Trees".


For a complete list of upcoming conferences and further information, please visit the dedicated webpage.






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