Ca' Foscari University of Venice has a national and international outstanding reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research.
Established on August 6th 1868 as a “Scuola Superiore di Commercio”, or business college, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was the first educational institution in Italy and the second in Europe to offer higher education in business and economics.
The institute still occupies its historic premises in the great Venetian-Gothic Palazzo that was the home of Doge Francesco Foscari in the 15th century. The building is in the very heart of Venice, on the main bend of the Canal Grande.
Ca’ Foscari participates actively in the city’s cultural life, organizing over 400 events every year and collaborating with other prestigious cultural institutions.
- Economics, Ca’ Foscari’s original core, draws upon a long tradition in the field of economic studies and business economics.
- Foreign Languages and Literatures is one of the oldest schools in Italy. It offers a range of 40 Western and Eastern languages, each offering different curricula opportunities.
- Humanities offers Degree Programmes in history, literature and philosophy, including fields of study such as archaeology, visual and performing arts, economics and management of arts and cultural activities and social sciences.
- Sciences offers degree studies in chemistry, restoration and materials engineering, environmental sciences and computer science, with a particular focus on nanotechnologies, biotechnologies and information technologies.
CA' FOSCARI RESEARCH
At Ca’ Foscari scientific research is carried out through departments and numerous research centres that often work together on inter-disciplinary projects.
AT A GLANCE
4 main scientific-cultural areas, 23 Undergraduate Degree Programmes, 32 Graduate Degree Programmes, 33 Master’s Programmes, 9 PhD Schools, 9 Summer Schools including Ca’ Foscari - Harvard Summer School