Founded on August 6, 1868 as the “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” (Advanced School for Commerce), Ca' Foscari was the first Italian institution to deal with advanced education in Business and Economics. The original main office is still found in the grand gothic palace “volta de canal” (on the bend of the Grand Canal), in the heart of Venice.
Ca' Foscari welcomes students from abroad and helps them throughout their academic career, in line with the internationally oriented city of Venice it is part of Degree seeking students enrolled in Ca’ Foscari benefit from specific services, events and initiatives.
Innovation, investing in talent, support to researchers and the development of international collaborations; these are just some of the activities that make Ca’ Foscari’s more competitive in the global arena and influential in information sharing.
Ca’ Foscari offers targeted services to support, guide and orient you through the world of work, giving you the opportunity to make direct contact with international companies, develop your skills through specific workshops on self-entrepreneurship and transversal skills. You can participate in recruiting and job orientation events, receive assistance and guidance in writing and creating your video CV.
The Ca’ Foscari University Foundation, an instrumental body of the University, is available not only to the University but also to companies and external bodies, to provide design and management consultancies for art exhibitions and corporate and institutional events.
The University Library System (SBA) includes 4 main libraries (Arts and Humanities, Economics and Management, Languages and Cultures, Science and Technology), holding about 1 million books and 4,400 periodicals and providing access to a wide range of electronic resources.
The San Servolo Campus has all the necessary structures to carry out the university activities: modern operational classrooms with internet Wi-Fi connection, an auditorium, a computer room, a digital laboratory, a library, a cafeteria, a bar, accommodation, sports fields and a large park.
The University Sports Centre of Venice (CUS) offers university students the possibility to participate in a wide variety of sports: judo and personal defence, aerobics and other kinds of gymnastics, fitness, volleyball, basketball, tennis, handball and five-aside-football. There is also a sauna. In the city centre and on the mainland there are also sports facilities for rowing and 'voga alla veneta', sailing, canoeing and kayaking, golf, horse riding, free climbing and swimming.
Ca' Foscari students who wish to take part in leisure, learning, cultural support activities or organize and manage study groups may form associations of at least 30 students. Registered student associations may request funding for their initiatives: announcement for the allocation of funds are made twice a year.