On November 8, 2013, Venice International University obtained the release, from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), of the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 certification for the "Design and provision of undergraduate, graduate and advanced training courses and programs".


ISO 9001:2008 is an internationally recognized standard, which proves that VIU quality management system has been certified against a best practice standard and found compliant. The standard applies to the processes with an impact on quality and emphasises continual improvement and customer satisfaction.



  logo VIU quadrato 200x200 - iso             ISO 9001 COL



Learn more about ISO Certifications here
pdf VIU – ISO 9001: 2008 certificate

Ecomondo Logo


Ecomondo (November 6-9, Rimini, Italy) is one of the most important fairs on green technologies and lifestyles both at national and international level. It is also a place where new models of economic growth, driven by a focus on innovation and clean technologies, are discussed by different stakeholders, such as trade associations, governments, NGO's and all types of industries and goods manufacturers.

Città Sostenibile (Sustainable City) is one of the collateral events offering an excellent occasion to present examples of best practices for the sustainability of cities and to discuss their interdisciplinary aspects at botha European and international level.
On November 7, Città Sostenibile will host the conference “Sustainable Universities”, focusing on the experiences of different Italian Universities on this matter. Universities, as education and training places, could play a very effective role as promoters of projects, strategies and actions coherent with the concept of Sustainable Development.
VIU will be present both at the Conference and with a stand to share the activities and programs carried out to promote the development of a Sustainable Society among relevant stakeholders.

More information can be found at Ecomondo official website and in the conference program at this link (only in Italian).


VIU President Umberto Vattani officially presented the new VIU logo at the Opening Ceremony of the VIU Fall Term. Watch its genesis! Designed by Studio Cheste, Venezia.



SDSN logo grande


The Executive Committee of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has enthusiastically approved Venice International University membership in the Network.

The Solutions Network is a UN initiative launched by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on August 9 2012 as a new, independent global network of research centres, universities and technical institutions to help to find solutions for some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic problems.


The Solutions Network mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem solving at local, national, and global scales.

VIU will bring its contribution on research, solution initiatives, and policy work. Integrated approach is at the basis of both VIU and SDSN work.

The 2013 edition of the European Summer School in Resources and Environmental Economics, organized by EAERE, FEEM and VIU, will be held on the island of San Servolo on June 30 - July 6, 2013.


Uncertainty, Innovation and Climate Change is the theme of this edition of the Summer School.


For more information read here


Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venice,

phone: +39 041 2719511
fax:+39 041 2719510
email: viu@univiu.org

VAT: 02928970272