Archive for May, 2015

Wearing VIU memories

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by intern No Comments
Hard to believe… The end of May is already there, closing the Spring 2015 semester at VIU!

foto closing maglie

No nostalgia for the end of the semester… This evening at the Closing Ceremony you can find VIU T-shirts as keepsake of these intense months together!

Thursday, 28 May: Closing Ceremony Spring 2015

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Closing Ceremony Spring 2015

Thursday, May 28, in room Aula Magna at 5 pm

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Since February 2015 more than 100 of international students have been attending courses taught by professors from VIU’s member universities.

Students and staff are welcome to join the Closing Ceremony of the Spring 2015 Term.

The program will be as follows:
- Opening Remarks, Prof. Agar Brugiavini, Dean of Venice International University and Prof. Luca Pes, Assistant Dean and Director of VIU School of Humanities and Social Sciences;
- Round table of professors and students about one of Venice main and discussed topics, the “Grandi Navi” protest: environmental, social and economic damages and benefits of the passage of “big cruiseships” through the lagoon;
- Awards for Academic Excellence, selected by the Spring 2015 faculty;
- Award of Scholarships for internships in Italy;
- Video testimonials made by the students of the course of Italian for Foreigners – intermediate and upper-intermediate levels.

A Farewell Reception will follow.

The participation will be freshened by a main theme: “Venetian Characters: Tourists/Venetians/Artists?”            Creativity will be certainly welcomed, both in dress-up, accessories, or by drawing, cutting, printing, decorations for the reception location: you can bring your creations to VIU staff, better if within May 26.                                      VIU staff also invites you to bring some musical instruments, songs, or some specialities from your own country!


Friday, 29 May: Bike trip to Lido

Posted on: May 26th, 2015 by intern No Comments


Co-curricular activity

Friday, May 29, afternoon


2.45 pm: meeting point at the dock of Santa Maria Elisabetta (Lido)


Departure from bike rental at about 3 pm. The itinerary of the ride is the following:

  • Santa Maria Elisabetta
  • Riviera San Nicolò
  • Lungomare Gabriele D’Annunzio
  • Lungomare Marconi and  Murazzi
  • Alberoni
  • Return to Santa Maria Elisabetta

The itinerary is 12/13 km long and it will take roughly 1 hour to reach Alberoni.                                                                                                                                                                                                           There will be a break in the Alberoni beach, you can take with you drinks and food if you wish to.                                                                                                                                                                                             The bike tour lasts about 3 hours.

The amount for hiring the bike is 6,5 euros per person.
Students and professors willing to take part in the ride shall sign their name in the list on corridor 9 by Tuesday, May 5 at 3 pm, and pay the amount to the front office by Thursday, May 7 at 5 pm.


From Monday to Friday, May 22-29: Exam week

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by intern No Comments

Exam week

From Monday to Friday, May 25-29
Final term exams starting from Monday. The link below leads you to the exam detailed schedule.

Wednesday, 27 May: VIU students’presentation

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by intern No Comments

International strategies for the Made in Italy: VIU students proposals

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at 5 pm, room 1G

globo bandiere

The final presentation of the projects developed by VIU students within the course Globalization and Competitiveness: Managing Global Value Chains by Prof. Giulio Buciuni.
Starting from a real case history, the five different working groups were asked to develop during this Spring semester five different internationalization strategies, according to the different products manufactured by the Italian companies involved in the project and invited during the course lectures.

Friday, 22 May: visit to the Prosecco Consortium of Conegliano

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Co-curricular visit to the Prosecco Consortium of Conegliano

Friday, May 22, all day


The visit is compulsory and reserved for students attending the course S1516 Globalization and Competitiveness: Global Value Chains. For all students enrolled in this course, the visit is sponsored by VIU.

We will be guided around the winery, learning about the production chain and diffusion;  we will also have the chance to have a wine tasting! And if you liked it, bottles can be bought on location.

N.B. For those leaving from Venice at the end of the semester: just remind that wines and airplanes…do not always get along. Though farewell meetings usually do ;)


9.15 am: meeting point at the Tronchetto boat stop
9.30 am: departure to Solighetto (Tv) by private bus
11.00 am: visit to the Prosecco Consortium of Conegliano
12.30 pm: lunch break
2 pm: departure to Valdobbiadene
3 pm: visit to a wine cellar in Valdobbiadene
4.30 pm: departure from Valdobbiadene
6 pm: arrival at Tronchetto


Friday, 22 May: visit to the Palladian Villas

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Co-curricular visit to the Palladian Villas

Friday, May 22, all day

villa barbaro outside   Vedelago_Villa_Emo_08

The activity is compulsory for students attending the course S1502: Art and Architecture of Renaissance Venice. For all students enrolled in this course, the visit is sponsored by VIU.

Students and professors wishing to join the visit can add their name on the roster in corridor 9, according to availability.                                                                                                                                                   The cost will be of 15 euros for the entrance tickets (transportation cost is covered by VIU). Money will be collected at the Front Office no later than Wednesday 20 at 3 pm.

This trip will give you the unique opportunity to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites, see two of the most beautiful villas designed by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio in the second half of the 16th century: Villa Barbaro and Villa Emo.


9.15 am: meeting point at the Tronchetto boat stop
9.30 am: departure from Tronchetto by private bus
11.15 am - 1 pm: visit to Villa Barbaro (Maser)
1 – 2.30 pm: lunch break
3 – 4.15 pm: visit to Villa Emo (Fanzolo)
4.30 pm: departure from Fanzolo
6.00 pm: arrival at Tronchetto


May, 21 and 22: Aquae Venezia 2015, conference on Water and Sustainable Development

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by intern No Comments
Venice International University invites all students and professors to the event related with the EXPO 2015

Thursday, 21 May and Friday, 22 May 2015 at pavilion Aquae Venezia 2015

21-22 maggio

You have one more possibility to freely participate to a very interesting event that will be held in the next days at Aquae Venezia 2015, the pavilion dedicated to water themes collateral to the Universal Exposition of Milan: on May 21 and 22, the World Water Assessment Programme (UN-WWAP) of UNESCO, organizes a two-day high level conference on Water and Sustainable Development to present the main findings of the World Water Development Report 2015.
The event is held in Italian and English, with simultaneous translation.

You can find the program at

VIU students and professors can join the conferences and have free access to the pavilion, sending an e-mail to


VIU Movies Series, Monday 18: Il Caimano

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by intern No Comments


VIU Movie Series: Il Caimano

Monday, May 18 at 5 pm in room 9A.

Il caimano

A film by Nanni Moretti, starring Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy and Jasmine Trinca.

Bruno Bonomo, a producer of b-movies famous in the 70s, wants to produce a movie about the figure of Italy’s prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi. The subject is so controversial that even the public television refuse to produce it.

Il Caimano was one of the most successful films of 2006 in Italy, it was presented during the 2006 Cannes Film Festival and won six David of Donatello in 2006 and three Nastri d’Argento in 2007.


Friday, 15 May: visit to the Biennale

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Co-curricular visit to the Biennale

Friday, May 15, afternoon


A guided visit to the Giardini of the Biennale is organized for students attending the courses:

  • S1501 History of Venice
  • S1503 Venice and the Republican Tradition
  • S1510 Literature and the City: A Global Perspective
  • S1523 Science Fiction and Postmodernity
  • S1524 Law and Liberty. Political Freedom in the Modern Tradition.

For students attending one of these courses the visit is sponsored by VIU.
Participation for students not attending these courses is due to availability.


12. 40 pm - meeting point at the entrance of the Giardini.
The guided visit is going to start at 1 pm at the Giardini and will last 2 hours.
The students are then free to visit the area by their own untill the closure.


The Venice Biennale is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years. It includes many separate events related not only with visual arts but also with music, theatre, film, dance. Each year the countries taking part in the art exhibition present one of its most important national artists.

The 56th International Art Exhibition entitled All the World’s Futures, is curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. 89 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. The countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique and Republic of Seychelles.