The Ca’Foscari University of Venice is situated on
the Grand Canal between Rialto and St Mark’s in a
fifteenth century palace and is the
University of Venice.
The University was the first in Italy to cater for commerce,
business and economics though has now also diversified into
other subject areas such as faculties in science, languages
and letters and philosophy. The institute was founded in
1868 and gained university status exactly one hundred years
later in 1968. It has around 10,000 students. (www.unive.it)
The International University of Venice was founded in the
mid-nineties and is an association made up of ten universities.
Located on San Servolo, a lagoon island between the city
centre and Lido island, the centre aims to manage research
centres and higher education and welcomes students and researchers
from all over the world.
All graduate and undergraduate courses have recognised
credits and are tutored in the English language. (www.univiu.org)
The IUAV (Venice Architecture University Institute) is
located in the Santa Croce sestieri of Venice and is the
only university solely dedicated to its particular sphere
of knowledge – the design and planning of all the
earth’s living environments such as buildings and
cities. The school was founded in 1926, has approximately
8,000 students and offers a wide-range of undergraduate
and graduate programmes. (www.iuav.it)
Did you Know?!?
The University of Venice has a library system allowing
for access to over 700,000 books.