VIU News

May 12, 2021 - 5 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

Sara De Vido, Ca' Foscari and VIU 
Sir Michael Leigh, Johns Hopkins Bologna
Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Council of Europe
Anthony Teasdale, European Parliamentary Research Service

May 19, 2021 - 5:30 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

- The Management of the World Heritage Site "Venice and its Lagoon": from theory into practice
Katia Basili, Coordinator of the Office for the Management of the World Heritage Site "Venice and its Lagoon"- City of Venice
- The World Heritage System: Objectives, Actors and Processes
Matteo Rosati, Programme Specialist, Culture Unit Officer-in-Charge, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

Moderator:  Giorgio Andrian, Università degli Studi di Padova & VIU, currently teaching in the Globalization Program (Addressing Sustainable Development: The Role of International Sites' Designations within a Green Diplomacy Framework)

April 21, 2021 - 5 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

Simona Kustec, University of Ljubljana,
Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia
Manfred Nowak, Global Campus of Human Rights
George Ulrich, Global Campus of Human Rights

Chair: Sara De Vido, VIU and Ca' Foscari University

April 28, 2021 - 5:30 pm (CEST)
Online event via Zoom

Anna Clara Basilicò, Venice Climate Camp
Eleonora Sovrani, We are Here Venice
Sebastiano Cognolato, Venice Calls
Petra Codato, Venice Calls
Ludovico Dejak, Venice Calls

April 21, 14.30 PM CEST, on-line event

Demand Responsive Transportation: what’s next? a conversation with Shotl.
Speaker: Joshua Biondi  –  Business Development Manager at Shotl

Lucio Rubini – Venice International University; Eleonora Tu – Fondazione ITL

VIU Lectures is a series of talks on topical issues of interest to the VIU Community. 
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ICARUS project has been invited to the official kick-off of the European Year of Rail 2021, co-organised by the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The kickoff will take place on 29 March from 14.00 to 17.00 (CET), on the eve of the ministerial informal Council meeting dedicated to rail transport.
It will be a virtual conference with contributions from a broad range of stakeholders on various rail-related topics.

This year - 2021 - marks the 1600th anniversary of the foundation of Venice and the City will be celebrating with an exciting program of events organized and promoted by the local authorities, institutions and associations. Venice International University will contribute with a series of initiatives during the course of the year.

Within the ICARUS Project Central Europe Initiative and ITL Foundation are carrying out the activities connected to the Enlarged Transfer Programme (ETP). 

The Enlarged Transfer Programme (ETP) is a training programme of the ICARUS project, where non-partner institutions can get insights and specific training on mobility issues. ICARUS partners will share their experience and knowledge to support the ETP participants in developing light action plans, focused on sustainable mobility solutions to improve cross-border connections between Italy and Croatia.

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 4 pm (CET)
Online event, via Zoom. Registration required
In cooperation with Ca' Foscari University of Venice

As the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year starts, some students and professors get to know for their first time the interesting and multicultural reality of VIU, while some other VIU aficionados are joining us once again.

Carlo Giupponi, Professor of Economics, Dean of Venice International University
Discussant: Luca Pes, Professor of History, Vice-Dean of VIU

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5pm
via zoom

VIULectures is back in March 2021 with the first in a series of webinars on topical issues of interest to the VIU Community. This event is part also of VIU's activities to commemorate the 1600th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Venice. 

VIU is launching a new Summer School and a webinar series (within the Global Challenges Initiatives) to address one of the most discussed and debated criteria for access to intensive care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Italy, during the most dramatic juncture of the pandemic (March-April 2020), in the most affected areas (Bergamo, Brescia, Lodi, Cremona), in some interviews given by doctors on the front line to some newspapers, we heard about "patient selection" and “chronological age criterion”. 

Antimicrobial resistance, which has been increasing at a disturbing rate, is now considered a threat to planetary health. Its consequences are even now being felt in the European Union. In fact, the mortality linked to antibiotic-resistant infections on the continent corresponds to approximately 33,000 deaths yearly and the economic burden of antimicrobial resistance has been estimated to be approximately € 1.5 billion per year. Unfortunately, there is even more bad news: the high volume of antibiotics in food-producing animals has contributed to the development of bacteria that can end up in the food chain and/or environment.

The European Interdisciplinary Council on Aging (EICA), has created an ad hoc training proposal in the sector of pneumonia, which is frequent and often associated with serious complications in the elderly population.

In addition to the epidemiological and clinical aspects, the course has opened up a discussion on the various international recommendations in the field of anti-pneumococcal vaccinations.

 ‘VIU Community’ is a platform where VIU students and Professors can all interact across cultures across different mediums: articles, images, thoughts, intercultural experiences etc.

The platform is managed by the recipients of the RED (Residency-Excellence-Diversity) scholarships. The RED scholarships are awarded every semester to talented students to contribute to the cost of living in Venice for a semester and to promote excellence and diversity in the Globalization Program.

Safety protocols and emergency planning have been prepared with the support of VIU Health and Safety consultants and are published here.

The protocols provide for safe access to VIU including the classrooms and offices.  
Students and Professors in the Globalization Program are advised to read the specific information relevant to their program and to accept the co-responsibility pact by filling out the dedicated form.   
Discover the mobility for research opportunities offered by VIU to students of the Globalization Program.
Students in the second year of their Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale) or advanced undergraduate students who are studying for a 4-year bachelor degree in any of the member universities, can spend two to four months abroad carrying out research for their Master’s thesis in themes related to the Globalization Program.  

Schedules | 2nd semester of AY 2020-2021

The weekly schedule of classes and the orientation week schedule are now available here. On the same page students can find the list of office hours and contacts of the Professors teaching in the program.