VIU News

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”.

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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.

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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.

The SPROUT final conference "understanding the transition in urban mobility to navigate future policy" will be held in Brussels on February 17th, 2023.

In this final conference, SPROUT partners will present the project outcomes that will help cities to understand the transition in urban mobility and adequately plan policies to harness the impact of emerging mobility solutions.

Click here for more infomation.

Please register here by February 9th, 2023.

In November VIU hosted a Staff Training Week on EU Project Management which offered up-to-date training on techniques and methods that are essential for drafting and presenting projects for EU funding, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the project proposals and their relevance to the scope and strategy of the EU calls, legislation, and regulations.

The Plenary Workshop is a key event of the Globalization Program at Venice International University: a unique opportunity to bring together its vibrant community as a whole, this focal VIU event represents a lively outlet for students and professors alike to demonstrate their expertise and talents to a broader audience through dialogue and performance as well.

One reason that understanding language is so difficult for computers and AI systems is that words often have meanings based on context and even the appearance of the letters and words. At the same time, people often find it difficult to understand specialized terms used in computer science. This is why, once a month, the MUHAI project at VIU will propose to you the explanation of a word.
Enjoy our brand new feature #wordofthemonth

You've got mail. If not, you never know what you are missing. The sixth issue of MUHAI newsletter has just been delivered!

MUHAI researchers are investigating two challenging human-centric case studies where AI has the potential to contribute to the common good: (i) learning common sense every day pragmatic knowledge required in everyday activities, and (ii) collaborative support for historical and social science research when constructing narratives to understand past and current social developments, in particular the origins and persistence of inequality in our society. Catch up on the latest news about an exhibtition On Waters in Venice, a digital assitant for academic research in the social sciences and humanities, narrative objects, and deconstructing recipes.

At the beginning of December, we held the on-campus seminar of this innovative blended intensive program in which 25 students from the member universities delved into how we become digital citizens and how we can manage, protect, and nurture our new digital society.

Thursday, December 15, 2022
5 pm, Aula Magna (1E)

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