VIU News

The SPROUT V General Assembly was held in Valencia (Spain) on September 27th, 2022.
This is the first meeting in presence after the COVID emergency; Project partners discussed the on going activities related to the outcomes and to the policies, namely: Project outcomes’ validation, transfer & exploitation; Formulating a city-led innovative policy response;  Building cities’ policy making capacity.

SUSPORT via the Port of Trieste will be present at the Green Logistics Expo in Padova from Oct. 5th until Oct. 7th 2022.

Green Logistics Expo is an international event of business, marketing, culture, in-depth analysis, exhibition and comparison on the most advanced issues of logistics.

More information:

President of VIU, Ambassador Umberto Vattani together with the Dean, Professor Carmelo Marabello inaugurated the 1st semester of 2022-2023 during the Opening Ceremony on September 6.
During his address, President Vattani presented a brief history of the island of San Servolo, from Benedictine monastery to hospital which since 1995 is home to Venice International University.
Dean Marabello extended a warm welcome to the students and professors from the member universities in attendance.

Next week graduate students in the Summer School Global Shakespeare: Othello's Venice will engage in a multi-faceted exploration of one of the most timely topics in the interdisciplinary humanities: Shakespeare's global contexts and futures.  

The program will culminate in a performance of Othello on: 

Saturday, July 9, 2022 
2.45 pm

Hall 1G, Venice International University
Island of San Servolo

November 7-11, 2022

VIU will sponsor a special edition of the training course reserved for staff from VIU's member universities.

The training course offers complete, up-to-date training on project management of EU-funded projects. Participants acquire the techniques and methods that are essential for drafting and presenting projects, with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of the project proposals, and their relevance to the scope of EU calls, legislation, and regulations.

Registration will open: July 15, 2022

The VIU Summer School on Advanced Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management begins today at VIU.

30 students and professionals from Italy, Belgium, South Africa and Slovenia have arrived in Venice to explore the latest innovations in technology, business models, and policy-making. The Summer School presents a unified approach to aligning market needs with integrated sustainable transportation, logistics, and land-use planning.

If you wish to sign the Venice Statement, kindly write an email (giving your name, position, affiliation and explaining briefly your motivation) to the President of Venice International University, Ambassador Umberto Vattani, and send it to the following address: 

The  PROMARES final event, “Green and smart ports in the Adriatic Ionian Region; the contribution of the European territorial cooperation between Italy, Croatia and Slovenia”, will be held in Trieste on June 8th 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The attendance can be both in presence and on-line.
This event is a multi-project event, putting together three IT-HR projects (PROMARES, SUSPORT, DIGSEA) and one IT-SI project (CLEAN BERTH), the topic being “green and smart ports”.

Please find here the agenda

Please register at this link

May 27-28, 2022
VIU is organizing an important Conference to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea" - UNCLOS.

Thursday, May 26, 2022
5 pm, Aula Magna (1E)

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

On April 22, 2022, the Assembly of Members of VIU voted unanimously to re-elect Ambassador Umberto Vattani as President of the association for a 7th term. Since Ambassador Vattani joined VIU as President in 2001, he has overseen the growth and expansion of this young institution from eight member universities to twenty in 2020.

President Vattani graciously accepted the renewed nomination, and thanked the members, adding:

"Venice International University continues to grow, day after day, and to broaden the scope of its topics to address the global issues of today. It is a pride and an honour to be a part of this unique Institution and to lead such an extraordinary team".

The sixth PROMARES newsletter is now available. Read all about the project's progress over the past semester

PROMARES aims at tackling the challenges hampering the full-fledged development of the potential for maritime and multimodal freight transport in
the Programme Area. Its main objective is therefore to enhance cross-border maritime and multimodal freight transport by involving transport stakeholder and policy makers facing the same cross-border challenges, from both a strategic and operational perspective, through the increased cooperation among them. 

PROMARES | Promoting maritime and multimodal freight transport in the Adriatic Sea is a research project funded by the Interreg Italy-Croatia Program. 
The Promares Network is led by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea and involves 12 partners and it is led by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 5 pm (CEST)
Online event - via Zoom

Vito De Lucia, Professor of International Law at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and full member of the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS).

SPROUT project:
presentation of the results of the test phase of a new model of sustainable and flexible transport called “NEXT"

NEXT combines a set of electric modular vehicles and innovative technology to manage transport demand. The modular vehicles can travel individually or in convoy and they do not require dedicated infrastructure.

Rolling admissions are open until April 30, 2022 for the last places in the following programs: 

Students interested in building on their capabilities and competencies in settings such as research centers, universities, cultural organizations and companies in Italy, will be interested in Internships in Italy.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 5 pm (CEST)
Online event - via Zoom

Marco Puleri, Senior Assistant Professor at Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

The MUHAI project partners convened for a three-day meeting in Paris, organized by Sony Computer Science Laboratories Paris at the Irish Cultural Centre, on March 14-16, 2022.

Dean Lewis, aged 56, Professor of electronics, was elected President of the University of Bordeaux by the Executive Board on January 24, 2022.