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Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Location

San Giobbe, Campus Economico, Venice Italy

Ranking

# 801-1000QS World University Rankings

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5Postgraduate programs

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About Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ca' Foscari is the University of Venice. Established in 1868 as a Royal Business College, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE) was the first institution in Italy and among the first in Europe, to offer higher education in business and economics. Venice being at the crossroad of a major international hub, has propelled the University towards studying foreign languages: the modern Marco Polo needed to be skilled in economics and entrepreneurship and fluent in several languages.

Since its inception the University has invested in research and advanced didactics. At present its study offer includes a wide array of Degree Programmes in 7 broad subject areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Economics and Management
  • International Studies and Globalization
  • Languages and culture
  • Preservation and Management of Cultural Heritage
  • Public Governance and Social Change
  • Science and Technology

Academic Research is carried out through 8 Departments, Interdepartmental Schools, 23 University Centres and Doctoral Schools, which often work together on inter-disciplinary projects. Ca' Foscari has drawn up over 700 international cooperation agreements with universities from all over the world, with the aim of promoting mobility for education and research.


In 2018 UNIVE was awarded 15 'Marie Curie' individual research fellowships, placing it among the top 10 European Universities for winning these scholarships.


Facilities and Services

University Libraries: the University Library System includes 4 main libraries (Arts and Humanities, Economics and Management, Languages and Cultures, Science and Technology), providing access to a wide range of electronic resources.

Studying Abroad: Ca' Foscari offers a wide array of opportunities for students who plan to spend a period of study outside Italy: from mobility programmes (European and Extra-European) to Double/Joint Degrees in collaboration with several international Universities, to Visiting Students programmes abroad.

Career Services: UNIVE offers targeted services to support, guide and orient students through the world of work. Students can participate in recruiting and job orientation events, receive assistance and guidance in writing and creating their video CV. Placement fairs are subdivided by track tenure and geographical interests.

Scholarships and Incentives: Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of financial aid: fees, scholarships and exemptions, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the University.


Student Life:

Ca' Foscari actively participates in the lively cultural life of Venice, by organizing over 800 art, literature and cinema events every year, in collaboration with other renowed cultural institutions. From the Ca' Foscari Theatre to the Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival, the first European film festival run entirely by enrolled students.

The University Sports Centre of Venice (CUS) offers university students the possibility to participate in a wide variety of sports.


Admission:

For most programmes taught in English an applicant must have a certified advanced-intermediate knowledge of English (for example, a minimum 5.5 IELTS score or a minimum 72 TOEFL IBT score). Other access requirements vary according to the program of choice.

For more information about our study programs, please visit www.unive.it/english

About Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Ca' Foscari is the University of Venice. Established in 1868 as a Royal Business College, Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE) was the first institution in Italy and among the first in Europe, to offer higher education in business and economics. Venice being at the crossroad of a major international hub, has propelled the University towards studying foreign languages: the modern Marco Polo needed to be skilled in economics and entrepreneurship and fluent in several languages.

Since its inception the University has invested in research and advanced didactics. At present its study offer includes a wide array of Degree Programmes in 7 broad subject areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Economics and Management
  • International Studies and Globalization
  • Languages and culture
  • Preservation and Management of Cultural Heritage
  • Public Governance and Social Change
  • Science and Technology

Academic Research is carried out through 8 Departments, Interdepartmental Schools, 23 University Centres and Doctoral Schools, which often work together on inter-disciplinary projects. Ca' Foscari has drawn up over 700 international cooperation agreements with universities from all over the world, with the aim of promoting mobility for education and research.


In 2018 UNIVE was awarded 15 'Marie Curie' individual research fellowships, placing it among the top 10 European Universities for winning these scholarships.


Facilities and Services

University Libraries: the University Library System includes 4 main libraries (Arts and Humanities, Economics and Management, Languages and Cultures, Science and Technology), providing access to a wide range of electronic resources.

Studying Abroad: Ca' Foscari offers a wide array of opportunities for students who plan to spend a period of study outside Italy: from mobility programmes (European and Extra-European) to Double/Joint Degrees in collaboration with several international Universities, to Visiting Students programmes abroad.

Career Services: UNIVE offers targeted services to support, guide and orient students through the world of work. Students can participate in recruiting and job orientation events, receive assistance and guidance in writing and creating their video CV. Placement fairs are subdivided by track tenure and geographical interests.

Scholarships and Incentives: Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of financial aid: fees, scholarships and exemptions, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the University.


Student Life:

Ca' Foscari actively participates in the lively cultural life of Venice, by organizing over 800 art, literature and cinema events every year, in collaboration with other renowed cultural institutions. From the Ca' Foscari Theatre to the Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival, the first European film festival run entirely by enrolled students.

The University Sports Centre of Venice (CUS) offers university students the possibility to participate in a wide variety of sports.


Admission:

For most programmes taught in English an applicant must have a certified advanced-intermediate knowledge of English (for example, a minimum 5.5 IELTS score or a minimum 72 TOEFL IBT score). Other access requirements vary according to the program of choice.

For more information about our study programs, please visit www.unive.it/english

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Ca' Foscari University of Venice is one of the top public universities in Venice, Italy. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #601+
  • 2014
    # 701+
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #701-750
  • 2019
    #751-800
  • 2020
    #751-800
  • 2021
    #751-800
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

17.8
Academic Reputation
17.1
Employer Reputation
4.7
Faculty Student Ratio
14.5
Citations per Faculty
32.6
International Faculty Ratio
7.9
International Students Ratio
47
International Research Network
8.4
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Characterized by a truly unique intermingling of tradition and innovation, Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers you the study experience of a lifetime in the heart of one of the world's most inspiring cities. Its world-ranked expertise in economics, management, foreign languages, IT, Sciences and the humanities have earned it a reputation for excellence.

Ca' Foscari provides a trans-disciplinary, cross-cultural education that trains you to seek and interpret the deeper meaning of things, using the classroom to inspire you to act in and on the world in a positive and impactful way. At the same time, studying at Ca' Foscari equips you with practical tools for professional success by providing you with new media literacy, fostering a design-focused mindset that encourages you to be creative and emphasizing the importance of teamwork.

As a Ca' Foscari student, you would enjoy a richly international study experience. Beyond offering you four undergraduate study programs entirely taught in English, which attract students from all over the globe, and giving you the chance to learn more than 40 languages, you would also get to take advantage of a worldwide network of over 700 exchange programs, 3 joint and double degrees at the bachelor's level and a wide range of global internship and work opportunities.

Ca' Foscari currently offers the following bachelor's degree entirely taught in English:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics and Business
  • Philosophy, International and Economic Studies
  • Digital Management

For more information about these as well as about our wide range of study programs taught in Italian, visit www.unive.it/english

 

    Committed to equipping you to tackle the global challenges of the 21st century and become an influential game-changer in your field, Ca' Foscari University of Venice offers postgraduate degree programs that foster scholarly excellence fueled by critical and interdisciplinary thinking.

    Thanks to its globally relevant research and a worldwide network of over 500 partner universities, Ca' Foscari is markedly international. The university offers 11 master's programs and 8 doctoral programs entirely taught in English, as well as 19 joint and double degrees at master's level and 3 at the doctoral level. In addition, it is attracting the best young scholars from across Europe: this year Ca' Foscari was seventh in all of Europe for the number of prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships it was awarded.

    The University also prepares you to enter today's competitive workplace - whether academic or professional - by supplementing classroom learning and research with curricular internships at the master's level and by offering opportunities to develop the soft skills that make you more appealing to employers.

    Ca' Foscari currently offers the following master's degree programs entirely taught in English:

    • Conservation Science and Technology for Cultural Heritage
    • Comparative International Relations
    • Computer Science (Data Management and Analytics curriculum or Software Dependability and Cyber Security curriculum)
    • Economics and Finance
    • Economics and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities
    • Environmental Sciences
    • European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literature (English Studies curriculum or American Studies curriculum)
    • Global Development and Enterpreneurship
    • Language Sciences
    • Management (Accounting and Finance curriculum, International Management curriculum, or Innovation and Marketing curriculum).
    • Science and Technology of Nanomaterials
    • Sustainable Chemistry and Technologies


    As for doctoral studies in English, UNIVE current offer includes:

    • Economics
    • Management
    • Science and Management of Climate Change
    • Asian and African Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Polar Sciences
    • Science and Technology of Bio and Nanomaterials

    For more information about our study programs taught in Italian or our doctoral programs, visit www.unive.it/english


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