VIU News

Communicating research and its results is increasingly important and requires specific skills.

Questions like

"What is research communication?"

"Who are the target audiences?"

"Why it is impirtant communicate?"

"How to be effective in research communication?"

are crucial in the digital era.

SPROUT will participate at the POLIS Conference 2021, which will be held in Gothenburg on 1-2 December 2021.

The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers.

For further information about registration, programme and practical information please click here

In occasion of the 11th edition of the Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival (October 6-9, 2021), VIU is proud to present the four short films created by the students of the 3rd edition of the VIU Summer School on Films in Venice and Filming Venice. Professor Maria Roberta Novielli, Artistic Director and overall organizer of the Festival, is teaching Faculty at the Summer School.

The short films will be screened in four different locations, shown below, and we encourage you to go see them if you have the chance! 

VIU's Intensive Graduate Activities bring students, researchers, and professors together in a collaborative environment to experiment with interdisciplinary approaches relevant to their studies and research. September has been a busy month on campus! There is a real sense of (almost) getting back to normal.


On September 6, the semester kicked off with the arrival of 140 students to San Servolo for the Globalization Program. Students from Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, UK, Russia, Tel Aviv, USA, Japan and Korea are taking courses in a range of disciplines on themes related Italy, Global Challenges, Science and Society, History and Memory, and Cultural Heritage.

The prestigious University of Milano-Bicocca officially became a Member of the Venice International University consortium on September 20, 2021.

New intermodal services for sustainable mobility
between Italy and Croatia

Joint Online Communication Event 
23rd September 10:00-12:30 CET- online

Registration link:

The road testing of modular electrified and self-driving pods is underway in Padua. The innovative transport system called "Next" was developed by the Paduan startup Getplus. The pilot action of testing the experimental module consists of two main phases and will last four months, until November 2021.
The first phase is being implemented in a selected urban area of Padua in reserved and protected lanes and is aimed at collecting data for a technical evaluation of the system. The second phase will be in an urban area with loop routes.

The SPROUT project will feature in the 10th International Congress on Transportation Research, which will take place in Rhodes, Greece, on the 2nd and 3rd of September. you can find more information here

"City Center", the Tel Aviv University research center for cities and urbanism headed by Prof.  Juval Portugali, cordially invites VIU staff members and students to join the upcoming international virtual conference titled:

'the Crisis of Democracy in the Age of Cities'
The conference will last 3 consecutive days, from August 31st to September 2nd, 2021.

After two years of research, co-design sessions, data collection, analysis, writing, designing, and finally publishing our tools and reports, the QUEST Horizon 2020 project has come to its end.

QUEST has released several reports and tools, meant to support quality science communication.

The Toolkits, the Handbook for museum communicators, and the Factsheets based on QUEST policy and incentive recommendations are QUEST's latest outputs. Read more about them below.

VIU joined the ALICE network, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe.

The European Technology Platform ALICE is set-up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe.

The platform will support and assist the implementation of the EU Programs for research: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

In the second issue of the MUHAI newsletter read the latest news from this complex project that focuses on human-machine understanding and cooperation, by means of mimicking in machines how humans make sense of experiences and seeks to advance our ability to capture more of the rich and complex understanding that humans are capable of with the use of Artificial Intelligence.

Since the project began nine months ago, the researchers have been investigating the main areas of meaning and understanding through micro-projects that focus on the issues being tackled within the project: AI in society, AI to address inequality, and AI in everyday activities.

Last July 8,  VIU organized a Zoom call to present the internship and mobility opportunities for Globalization Program students enrolled for the 1st semester 2021-2022.

Find here below the link to the presentation used during the Zoom call (click on the image).

During the Zoom meeting on July 7, information was given about the Globalization Program, about course registration, housing, and VIU covid-19 protocols.

You can find here below the ppt presentation used during the call (link on the image).

July 1, 2-6 pm CEST

Would you like to learn how to communicate your research results effectively to a broader audience? VIU invites you to join today's virtual workshop co-organized by the QUEST Project and GRONEN (Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment)!

The complete agenda is available on the QUEST project website.

July 8, 1pm CEST 

VIU promotes international mobility by providing internship opportunities and scholarships to students of the member universities who attend the Globalization Program. Following the semester of courses at VIU, selected students are offered internships at research centers, universities, cultural organizations and companies in Italy and abroad.

An online info session has been organized to present the internship and mobility opportunities for Globalization Program students enrolled for the 1st semester 2021-2022.

Students who are already pre-registered will receive the link by email on the day of the meeting.

Other interested students can join the info session by signing up via the dedicated form at this link.

Go here for more information on Internship and Worldwide Mobility opportunities supported by scholarships



At this link you can find the presentation and some additional info from the QA session.

The Globalization Program staff is preparing for the beginning of the 1st semester of 2021-2022 and a first appointment for the students will be the Virtual Orientation meeting, scheduled on Wednesday July 7, at 1pm CEST.

The meeting is open to the students who have already pre-registered for the upcoming semester but also to other interested students who can sign up here: 
Virtual Orientation registration form

During the Zoom call, students will have the opportunity to meet the staff and get more information about the Globalization Program, about course registration, housing, and VIU covid-19 protocols. 



Follow this link to find the presentation used during the call and a summary of the answers given in the QA session.

The pilot action coordinated by VIU and partners of the interreg ICARUS project has started. Following a route through the regions of Veneto, Friuli Venezia-Giulia (IT) and Istria (HR) the team will investigate the current status of infrastructure and services related to the cross-border cycling corridor between Italy and Croatia, testing intermodal transfer solutions.

Follow the stages of the tour on VIU social media channels:

I am very glad that "History and Memory" is now one of the specialization tracks of the VIU Globalization Program. We live in forgetful times, with little sense of the past and of the future.

History is more useful than ever to young generations from whatever discipline. It helps to put things in perspective. The essence of things can be spotted by trying to explain where they come from and how they became what they are.