VIU News

The Fall 2017 term of the Globalization Program closes on Thursday, 14 December 2017.

Tuesday, December 5, 12.30 - 2 pm, Room 5X

Francesco Fiondella, IRI Columbia University.

Guest Speaker, Tuesday, November 28.

The pre-registration for the Spring 2018 semester opens on October 15, 2017.

Students can pre-register now from this link.

Bridges and Walls:  Anthropological and Artistic Reflections on the U.S./Mexico Border

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 5pm
room 5-X, Venice International University, San Servolo island

Prof. Charles D. Thompson, Duke University
Special guest: Cornelio Campos, Mexican-U.S. artist

On the occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition - Biennale di Venezia, and following the positive experience of the 2015 edition, San Servolo island hosts Dicono dell’Arte, a series of conferences dedicated to contemporary art. The cycle is organized by: San Servolo srl, Collegio Internazionale Ca' Foscari, Venice International University and Waterlines – artistic and literary residencies.

Prominent contributors to the fields of photography and image, design, writing, theology and economics of art will meet university students and the public who are interested in sharing experience and ideas about the world of the arts and aesthetics, and possible applications in modern working careers.

Since September 4, over 150 students have come from the world over to attend courses of the Globalization Program - Fall 2017 term. A total of 24 courses taught by distinguished professors from VIU's member universities are on offer, distributed across the core topics Italy, Cultures of the World and Global Challenges, and the specialization track on Economics, Management And Digital Technologies Applied To Cultural Heritage. 

Among these students, three were selected as winners of the RED (Residency-Excellence-Diversity) Scholarship:

Anouk Chambaz, BA student in Social Sciences and Philosophy at Lausanne, Switzerland
Sharon Shilon, BA student in Psychology and Business Management at Tel Aviv, Israel
Susann Kuehn, MA student in History of Art at LMU, Germany

The Fall 2017 semester of the Globalization Program begins on Monday, 4 September and will end on December 15, 2017 with the exam week.

VIU is offering an internship period from September 4 to December 20, 2017.

To candidate, send your CV and motivation letter to


Lectio Magistralis
'Venice as the third capital city of Europe: looking toward the Mare Nostrum'
by Prof. Philippe Daverio, art historian and journalist

Excellence, Internships & Mobility program: international students awarded


On June 1st the Closing Ceremony of the Spring 2017 term was an occasion to thank all the students and professors who participated in the multiple activities and courses of this semester together.
During the Ceremony we announced the awards to some of the most deserving students, who applied for VIU awards for Internships in Italy and for the International mobility. Furthermore some selected students were awarded an Excellence decoration for their evolving performance and achievements in the different courses attended.

Registration for courses of the Fall 2017 is now open.

The full list of courses with descriptions and syllabi and the weekly schedule are available for the Fall 2017 semester. Over 100 students from all over the world will take courses on ItalyCultures of the World and Global Challenges in the 15-week program, starting on September 4, 2017. The specialization track courses will focus on Economics, Management and Digital Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage.

Concert at VIU for the Festival for the Sustainable Development
Closing Ceremony of the Spring Semester of the Globalization Program
1 June 2017, 4.45 pm, Venice International University, Isola di San Servolo

The pre-registration for the Fall 2017 semester opens on May 19, 2017.
Students can pre-register now from this link.

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

"ECO Primavera"
with 100 Endangered Species
by Irish painter Michelle Rogers

Opening May 10 at 6pm

Sacra Conversazione: Identity, Heritage, Globalization

an art project by LMU München
opening on April 4, 2017 at 4 pm

Early this January the Island of San Servolo entered GARR internet network.

July 3-5, 2017 

VIU Campus, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

The 2017 edition of the European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics, organized by EAERE, FEEM and VIU, will be held at the VIU campus on the island of San Servolo from the 2nd to the 8th of July.

In the framework of the celebrations for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a presentation of the book “Rom, questi sconosciuti” ("The Romani, that unknown people") by Santino Spinelli will be held in the "Sala Berengo" at Ca’ Foscari University (Dorsoduro 3246) on January 27, from 2 to 4 pm. The book will be presented by Prof. Francesco Spagna, University of Padua.