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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.

Faced with the suffering of so many innocent people, Venice International University hopes that hostilities will be stopped as soon as possible.

March 8, 2022 

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

Their research spans a range of disciplines from international law, economics, sociology, sociolinguistics, linguistics, urban studies, history and theory of fashion, on topics including: gender-based violence against women; gender, sexuality and society; gendered families; single life and friendships; women, welfare and urban studies; sustainable development; science communication, natural resource economics and energy.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 5 pm (CET)
Online event - via Zoom

Animesh Gain, Research Fellow at Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

On February 14, the semester kicked off with the arrival of 120 students to San Servolo for the Globalization Program. Students from Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, UK, Slovenia, Russia, Israel, USA and Japan are taking courses in a range of themes related to Italy, Global Challenges, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Cities and Global Change and Environmental Humanities.

The partners of the SMACH project conclude that cultural heritage isn’t only preserved by improving and expanding knowledge of available technologies and the historical-archaeological research, but also by raising awareness and engaging citizens in the process, with the ultimate goal of adopting a holistic approach to cultural heritage management.

This project was very successful, and sparked a much needed conversation on the issues linked to climate change and cultural heritage preservation, and consolidated the network of collaboration between Italy and Balkan countries.

There are still some open calls in the rich VIU offer of Intensive Graduate Activities in 2022. Explore here the upcoming deadlines for applications.