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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On Saturday April 26, the VIU Board under the Presidency of Ambassador Umberto Vattani approved the request of two universities to join the VIU consortium. The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) of Quebec and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland have become the new Members of the Venice International University joining a network that by now comprises a total of 13 prestigious universities from all over the world: Duke University and Boston College (USA), Tsinghua University and Tongji University (China), Waseda (Japan), Tel Aviv University (Israel), Ludwig Maximilians (Germany), European University of St. Petersburg, Ca’Foscari Unviersity of Venice, University of Padova and IUAV (Italy).


The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is one of Canada’s top universities in terms of research intensity (funding per faculty member). It brings together 150 professors, over 700 graduate and postgraduate students, and a hundred postdoctoral researchers at four centers in Montreal, Québec City, Laval, and Varennes. The Institute is dedicated to fundamental and applied research, graduate studies, and the training of researchers. In keeping with its mission and objectives as a research university, the Institute specifically gears its activities towards Quebec’s economic, social, and cultural development, as well as the transfer of knowledge and technology stemming from all its fields of study. (


The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is a research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 13,000 students and 2,300 researchers work and study. The UNIL is focused on Medicine, Life Sciences, Geosciences, Environment, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, teaching staff and professors. As well as its achievements in research, the UNIL is renowned for its innovative teaching and for the strong support it offers to young researchers. In addition, its state-of-the-art infrastructures are acclaimed by the UNIL community as one of the many factors that make this an ideal place for study and research. (





From April 28 to May 2, 2014, the First International UQUAM Workshop will take place at VIU.


The conference will be the first annual research retreat within the framework of UQUAM (Ultracold Quantum Matter). Ca. 85 participants will meet to discuss latest scientific trends, results and developments in the field of ultracold quantum gases and will identify novel research opportunities.


Invited speakers:

Nigel Cooper (University of Cambridge)

Eugene Demler (Harvard University)

Zoran Hadzibabic (Cambridge University)

Benjamin Lev (Stanford University)

Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University)

Roderich Moessner (MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems)

Belén Paredes (CSIC, Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston University)

Achim Rosch (University of Cologne)

Christophe Salomon (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel)


pdf A full program of the workshop is available here


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