Ca’ Foscari was founded in 1868 in a gothic palace from which the university name is inspired, and is located in central Venice on the banks of the Grand Canal. Students so fortunate to study here will find themselves in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, that of Italy’s legendary floating city and World Heritage Site. It is not only the location that can appeal, as Ca’Foscari’s academic performance consistently places it highly in places to study an undergraduate degree in Italy.
There are eight departments and five interdepartmental schools at Ca’ Foscari, as well as a dedicated graduate school. As a humanities oriented institution there is a committed element to the study of international cultures, and courses can be taken in the Department of Asian and North African studies and the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies.
Among the sciences studied at Ca’Foscari is the department of Molecular Sciences, which combines the study of traditional sciences and a dual focus on developing renewable energy sources and biotechnologies.
Ca’ Foscari has a dedicated international college with accommodation on the island of San Servolo within the Venice lagoon. Students will take studies as part of their degree at Ca’ Foscari while also taking English language taught activities at the international college itself. The first cycle degree programme Philosophy, International Studies and Economics is taught entirely in English.
Notable graduates from Ca’ Foscari include billionaire businessmen Giuseppe De’Longhi and opera director Damiano Michieletto. There is a dedicated alumni website at Ca’Foscari, where graduates can make career contacts and keep in touch with university friends through their profiles and messaging services.