The Age Criterion During Pandemics and Disasters. The Voices of Ethics, Economics, Law, and Psychoanalysis
VIU is launching a new Summer School and a webinar series (within the Global Challenges Initiatives) to address one of the most discussed and debated criteria for access to intensive care during the Covid-19 pandemic. On the one hand, there are those who consider the age criterion as an ethical, objective, and cost-effective criterion, capable of achieving the greatest good for the greatest number. On the other hand, however, we have those who contest it, considering it an example of ageism, or discrimination against older people.
In 2021 the Summer Institute on Ageing will reach its 8th edition. The Summer Institute provides students and early-career researchers with a multidisciplinary and rigorous understanding of the ageing process, ranging from some basic notions of the medical and epidemiological literature to an extensive treatment of economics and of the sociological dimensions.
Ageing | Antimicrobial Resistance and Vaccines | e-Learning Course
Antimicrobial resistance is now considered a threat to planetary health. In fact, the mortality linked to antibiotic-resistant infections in Europe alone corresponds to approximately 33,000 deaths yearly and the economic burden of antimicrobial resistance has been estimated to be approximately € 1.5 billion per year. In order to raise awareness on the topic, the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing (EICA) launched in 2020 its first international e-learning course on Antimicrobial resistance and the role of Vaccine. The course will be available up to April 27, 2021.
Ageing | Pneumococcal Disease in Old Adults during the Covid-19 Pandemic| e-Learning Course
This e-learning opportunity is an ad hoc training proposal in the sector of pneumonia, which is frequent and often associated with serious complications in the elderly population. In addition to the epidemiological and clinical aspects, the course has opened up a discussion on the various international recommendations in the field of anti-pneumococcal vaccinations.
The world loves to talk of Venice. The problems faced by the city appear frequently in the news: acqua alta - the flooding caused by high tides, pollution, over-tourism, and currently the paradoxical challenge of a deserted city during the pandemic. pandemic. Venice is often discussed in terms of its history with frequent reference to the "Myth of Venice". But Venice is a living city, which still exists, and that is not a mere myth or memory. With a particular focus on the role of global change, the VIULecture will open a small window towards possible futures of Venice.
Globalization Program | 120 students confirm participation for 2nd semester
As the second semester of the 2020-2021 academic year starts, some students and professors get to know for their first time the interesting and multicultural reality of VIU, while some other VIU aficionados are joining us once again. Notwithstanding the pandemic situation, VIU and its staff have tirelessly worked for a safe return to in-person teaching classes and will be happy to welcome everyone back to San Servolo Island on Monday, March 8, 2021.
‘VIU Community’ is a platform where VIU students and Professors can all interact across cultures across different mediums: articles, images, thoughts, intercultural experiences etc. The platform is managed by the recipients of the RED (Residency-Excellence-Diversity) scholarships. The RED scholarships are awarded every semester to talented students to contribute to the cost of living in Venice for a semester and to promote excellence and diversity in the Globalization Program. This term’s RED scholars are Francesca Virzi, Olivia Fothergill, and Luka Pejic.
For Bachelor and Master's students attending a semester of the Globalization Program and who wish to do an internship in a host organization in Italy following the semester. The internships are for two to four months, and will take place following the semester of courses at VIU, either during the winter break or during the summer months.
Applications must be submitted via the candidate’s profile page on the VIU website by April 1, 2021.
There are currently two calls for lectureships open to scholars in the member universities. Topics: Global Challenges; Environmental Management & Sustainable Development; Cities & Global Change; Science & Society; Environmental Humanities; Cultural Heritage; History & Memory; Cultures of the World. Deadline: March 15, 2021.
Apply Now for Transversal Skills for Young Researchers PhD Academy
The academic community is becoming more and more competitive and besides the content specific to each discipline, there are some common general procedures. The aim of this PhD Academy is to familiarize young researchers with practice in research activities.
During the Summer Term, VIU organizes a series of summer schools in cooperation with the member institutions. The goal is to disseminate knowledge among students (undergrad, master’s, PhD, post-doc) and young academics while establishing research networks among the VIU community.