In line with its mission and commitment to promote Sustainable Development, VIU has recently joined ASviS – Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development, established in February 2016 on an initiative of Unipolis Foundation and University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
VIU was awarded the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 certification on September 30, 2016, following a detailed audit from the external accreditation body DNV-GL.
"Il Mondo di Han Meilin a Venezia – The World of Han Meilin in Venice" Exhibition was inaugurated on October 27, 2016 with the participation of the curators, VIU President Umberto Vattani and Prof. Zhao Li, the Ambassador of the P.R. of China – Wei Ding, the Rector of University of Venice Ca' Foscari – Prof. Michele Bugliesi, and Maestro Han Meilin.
VIU's growth and expansion continues with the Assembly voting unanimously on October 29, 2016 to approve the admission of KU Leuven to the VIU Consortium.
200 works are on display in the courtyards and halls of the main Palace of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, from October 28, 2016 to February 28, 2017.