VIU News

Thursday, June 1, 2023
5 pm, Aula Magna (1E)

The Closing Ceremony will gather together more than 100 students representing nearly 20 nationalities throughout three continents who since last February have come to San Servolo and attended the courses taught by professors from VIU's member universities.

The DISCO project Kick-off meeting was held in Brussels on May 16-17, 2023.

DISCO is the acronym for: Data-driven, Integrated, Syncromodal, Collaborative and Optimized urban freight meta model for a new generation of urban logistics and planning with data sharing at European Living Lab.

DISCO develops a European urban freight data-space as data-sharing on digital urban logistics solutions, providing smart tools for decision making with replicable Use Cases that are built to code transformation of urban planning and land use by an open and collaborative data-space developing smart governance model.


Wednesday, May 10, 2023
5 pm CEST, Room 1E
Venice International University, San Servolo Island

Miria A. Pigato, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

In the framework of SPROUT, two new e-learning courses were launched:
_Sprout early policy alert and action tracking;
_Policy design, coalition and governance.

They can be found in the following link:

NUA Campus is a Capacity building platform of the Urban Living Labs Centre for the transformation of urban mobility, energy, and resource sectors and hosts the e-courses developed within the SPROUT Project.

COALESCE is the new Horizon Europe project of which Venice International University is a partner. Over the next four years, it will establish the European Competence Centre for Science Communication.

VIU’s main role in COALESCE is the creation of the Science Communication Academy for capacity building and training to enhance the capacities of scientists, communication officers, journalists and decision-makers to support quality and effective science communication. VIU will engage with scicomm scholars and experts to design online and in-person scicomm training opportunities that will be held at Venice International University's campus. 

This year, Stellenbosch University celebrates thirty years of successful internationalization, and to mark the occasion the university hosted the Stellenbosch International Academic Networks (SIAN) Meeting in March - a week-long conference on internationalization in higher education.

The Lectiones Magistrales of the Academic Year 2022-23 are available for viewing on the VIU YouTube channel:

Applications are still open for a number of graduate activities at VIU.

Rolling admissions open until May 1, 2023, for the last places in the following programs: 

SUSPORT will attend the Transport Logistics Fair in Munich on 8th-12th May 2023 

Advances in research and developments are driving ahead the logistics and freight transport business. Universities and colleges are working closely together with the companies in this field. The leading research establishments and institutes that are involved in freight transport systems present their work in the section on “Research and development”.

For further information:

VIU is pleased to congratulate Gary Gereffi, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Director of the Global Value Chains Center at Duke University who will be conferred with an honorary doctorate in Economics and Management from the University of Padua by the Rector, Prof. Daniela Mapelli, on March 13 at 3 p.m. at the Aula Magna of Palazzo del Bo in Padua.

March 8, 2023

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we are pleased to introduce you to the amazing women teaching this semester at VIU in the Globalization Program! 

Their research spans a range of disciplines from international law, urban studies, architecture, policy strategy and design, history and theory of fashion, economics, anthropology, and environmental studies, on topics including: gender-based violence against women; labor economics; sustainable development; science communication, fashion and gender politics; reinassance studies; climate governance; decolonial theory; welfare and urban settlements; sustainable development and public engagement.


SPROUT results brochure presents project results and promotes the most relevant policy planning exercises and tools developed throughout the project. The goal is to provide an overview which provides the key findings and links to more comprehensive results. The brochure provides resources demonstrating the process, progress and results of the project, which can be used towards future city-led innovation initiatives of cities and the sustainable urban mobility community.

Thursday, March 9, 2023
6 pm CET, Room 1G and online
Venice International University, San Servolo Island

Francesco Casetti, Sterling Professor of Humanities and Film and Media Studies at Yale University

This sixth and final SPROUT newsletter presents the outcomes of four years of work from the SPROUT partners. You will find the SPROUT toolbox, a website that provides a step-by-step guidance for cities to follow the SPROUT approach to test and respond to innovative mobility solutions, and the SPROUT e-learning courses, created with the aim of supporting cities in their policy-making capacities. You will read about our final conference in Brussels and much more! 

Tuesday, February 28 at 3 pm @ Ca' Foscari University
Aula Morelli, Malcanton Marcorà, Calle Contarini, Dorsoduro 3484/D

What is the relationship between the citizens and environmental issues? What is the role that communication can have to promote a positive relationship? How can environmental communication promote sustainable actions? These issues will be discussed during tomorrow's event, which will take place at the Ca' Foscari Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

SUSPORT will attend the LET Expo on 8-11 March 2023 at Verona Fiere, Italy.
Four days of business, B2B meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, labs, demos, sustainable transportation and logistics are protagonist in this extraordinary trade fair. The fair promotes a new green sensitivity related to the worlds of logistics, business, 360° services, professions and training.
Organized by ALIS Service in collaboration with Verona Fiere and promoted by ALIS, LET Expo is the main event for Italian and international key players.

For further information:

The purpose of this course is to learn more about the role of cities in the urban mobility transition. The course introduces the concept of the urban mobility transition, explores the methods of pilot projects and living labs as strategies to navigate the mobility transition and provides first-hand insights into the policy responses of SPROUT cities dealing with innovative mobility solutions.

It is hosted in the following link (you would need to enroll in the course, please check the SPAM folder if you don’t get an automated email):

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 1pm.

Join us for an online info session to learn more about the Globalization Program and Mobility Opportunities at Venice International University. Meet with VIU staff to learn more about the opportunity to take courses at VIU, to do thesis research abroad, or do an internship in Italy.   

The info session will be via zoom: 

The communication of scientific research to the lay public represents a fundamental step in order for it to have a true impact on society, thus contributing to democratization and trust in scientific and non-scientific institutions.

In the effort to reach this goal, the TEN Program on Sustainability is proud to announce that it will be offering six training sessions in Italian on Science Communication at the Department of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno" of the University of Padova, Italy from January 16 to February 2, 2023.

Bihzad of Herat & Bellini of Venice: a Lecture in 2 parts
by Professor Michael Barry
(Video production by Aimone Angelini Rota)

This Special Lecture is the result of the lifelong research carried out by Professor Michael Barry in the field of Art History, in particular of Islamic Art.