VIU News

VIU is now accepting applications for Erasmus+ grants for studies abroad during the second semester, 2018-2019.

The Academic Council has approved the following Intensive Graduate Activities for 2019.
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VIU has been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant for QUEST - Quality and effectiveness in science and technology communication, a € 1.2 million project which will be funded by the EU Commission within the SwafS action - Science with and for Society, the first ever call launched by the EU on re-examining the role of Science Communication.

In July 2018 the VIU International PhD Academy, welcomed 16 PhD candidates from member universities who participated in an interdisciplinary program of activities aimed at facilitating discussion and exchange of ideas related to Sustainable Energy.


Lectio Magistralis
"From Venice to the World: Restoring Heritage and Unlocking People’s Potential"
by Philippe Donnet, Managing Director and CEO of Generali Group

The pre-registrations for the Fall 2018 semester and registrations for courses of the Gobalization Program are now open.
Students can pre-register now from this link.

Over 100 students from all over the world will take courses on Venice and Italy, Cultures of the World and Global Challenges in the 15-week program.

Saturday, 26th May the beautiful island of San Servolo will introduce officially to the public its new project VID - Venice Innovation Design.

The Spring 2018 term of the Globalization Program will end on Thursday, 31 May 2018 with the official Closing Ceremony, held at 5 pm, Aula Magna.

The Legacy of the Treaties of Rome for Today's Europe
Inauguration 11 May, 2018 at 11am

May 2, 2018, 4 pm
San Servolo Island

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

May 11-13, 2018

This is the 2nd edition of the simulation of the EU legislative procedure, open to university students. The participants will adopt the roles of the members of the European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, following the steps of the ordinary legislative procedure by which directives and regulations are adopted.

During the Opening Ceremony of the Spring Semester on February 21, the President of VIU, Amb. Umberto Vattani, announced that earlier in the day the VIU Board of Directors had voted unanimously to admit the prestigious Korea University to the Venice International University consortium.

The ECB and the challenge of communicating central bank policy

Friday, March 2, 2018  at 11.30 am
room 1-G, Venice International University, San Servolo island

Christine Graeff, Director General of Communications at the European Central Bank


Lectio Magistralis
"Why Europe is necessary"
by Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, President of Bordeaux Métropole, former Prime Minister of France

VIU is offering an internship period from February 15 to June 1, 2018.

To candidate, send your CV and motivation letter to

VIU Professor Hiroshi Nishihara tragically passed away on January 22nd​, following a car accident in Tokyo​.

Hiroshi Nishihara, 59, was Professor ​of Constitutional Law at Waseda​ University​, where he ​has also​ been​ Dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Director of the Institute of Social Sciences. He was National Bar Examiner for the Ministry of Justice of Japan. He was an internationally renown​ed​ scholar, who published numerous authoritative academic books and articles in Japanese, German and English. His main fields of research were Constitutionalism, Fundamental Theories on Human Rights, Constitution of the Welfare State and Sex Equality. Among other things, he was author of a book, explaining the Japanese Constitution to primary and middle school students.

Registration for the Spring 2018 courses has been postponed to January 15.

The full list of courses with descriptions and syllabi and the weekly schedule are now available online.

Inauguration of exhibition: Saturday 16, December at 4pm

In November, the Academic Council approved a series of Intensive Graduate Activities that will take place in 2018 and 2019. 


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