Welcome guide staff - Ca' Foscari

Welcome guide staff - Ca' Foscari

A.Y. 2019/2020
Welcome guide staff - Ca' Foscari
The Counseling                                                            contents
and Welcome
Unit and
                                                                          A word from the Rector                                                                   4
Outreach and
Recruitment                                                               International Office -Counseling and Welcome Unit                                        6
Unit wish
                                                                          First steps in Ca' Foscari                                                               8
you a great                                                               Visa - Registry office and residency permit - Health insurance - Health care

                                                                          assistance in Venice - Fiscal code - Housing office - Accompanying family -
                                                                          Canteens - Bank account - Double Taxation- Telephone calls - Grades and
                                                                          study plan - European credit transfer system (ects) - Academic calendar
                                                                          2018/2019 - Grades registration - Mailbox - Getting connected - University
                                                                          library service - Language courses - University sports centre of Venice (centro
                                                                          universitario sportivo – cus) - Ca’ Foscari web radio (Radio ca’ foscari - rcf) -
                                                                          Cut Shylock university theatre centre - University orchestra and choir

                                                                          Venice: an overview
                                                                          Arriving in Venice - Getting around - Climate - Acqua alta - Cost of living - Venetian
                                                                          eating habits - Student card - Free time                                                 28

                                                                          Glossary of university terms                                                             40

Contents                      This guide was revised in June 2019.
International Office          All content draws back to that period
Counseling and Welcome Unit   and may have changed since the
                              publication date. We do not assume
Concept & Layout              liability for the content. All content is
Arianna Codromaz              general in nature and cannot be binding
Pier Giovanni Possamai        in its cover of every individual case.
Luisa Simioni                 The information is neither necessarily
                              exhaustive nor comprehensive, nor
                              does it necessarily represent the status
                              quo. As information the contents of this
                              guide are not legally binding and cannot
                              substitute for experts’ information on
                              the particular topic.
Welcome guide staff - Ca' Foscari
Dear Colleague,
    from the Rector
                      Welcome to the city of Venice, and welcome to Ca' Foscari. Founded in 1868 as
                      the first business school in Italy (and the second in Europe) Ca' Foscari has always
                      remained faithful to its founding mission and original mission to promote research
                      and education well beyond our national borders.
                      Nowadays Ca’ Foscari is renowned worldwide for its excellence within and across
                      the disciplines of its tradition as well as for the international network of relationships
                      it has developed. At Ca' Foscari you will have an opportunity to work with world-
                      class fellow faculty members and brilliant young researchers. You will be exposed
                      to a rich population of high calibre students and to a variety of programs in which
                      different disciplines – in economics, foreign languages, humanities and sciences –
                      converge towards high-impact interdisciplinary research and education projects. At
                      Ca’ Foscari you will be offered a well rounded experience, mixing the highest-quality
    A word

                      academic life with cultural, artistic and athletic activities provided within the unique
                      Venetian context, as well as with a wide choice of scientific events involving Nobel
                      prize winners, world leaders, artists, scholars and researchers.
                      This Welcome Guide will be a companion for your stay in Venice. Our International
                      Welcome Unit will assist you in your enrollment procedures and the paperwork
                      required for your stay (residency permit request, social security, … etc). Our
                      Housing Office will help you find accommodation in Venice. The guide will then
                      provide detailed information and contacts you might need during your first few
                      weeks in town as well as also through your entire stay in the lagoon. You have
                      become a part of the Ca' Foscari community and we are really pleased that you have
                      chosen our university and the city of Venice for your professional experience. We
                      will always be at your side to make sure you find this experience at Ca' Foscari truly

                      With my best wishes,

                      Michele Bugliesi
                      Rector of Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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International Office
    and Welcome Unit

                           WELCOME TO CA’ FOSCARI
                           UNIVERSITY OF VENICE!

                           The International Office – Counseling
                           and Welcome Unit will provide you with
                           assistance before and during your stay
                           in Venice.

                           You can ask the Counseling and
                           Welcome Unit for:
                           • Entry procedures
                             (nulla osta requests)
                           • Visa request
                           • Health insurance
                           • The Stay Permit
                           • The Fiscal Code
                           • Immigration procedures for your
                           • Access to the University’s services
                            (libraries, canteens, wifi).

                           In order to get in contact with the
                           Counseling and Welcome Unit or to
                           book an appointment, please send an
                           email to internationalstaff@unive.it

                           International Office –
                           Counseling and Welcome Unit
                           T +39 041 234 8103/8104

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(Palazzo Ca’ Foscari)
                            The main offices of the university’s       Disabled people accessible
                            central administration are located at      route to Ca’ Foscari
                            Palazzo Ca’ Foscari (Dorsoduro 3246 –      To arrive at Ca’ Foscari without
    Ca’ Foscari palace      30123 Venezia).                            encountering architectural barriers, take
                                                                       the Line 2 vaporetto or the Line 61 motor-
                            FROM PIAZZALE ROMA                         boat (which can accommodate one
                            OR FROM “VENEZIA SANTA LUCIA”              wheelchair at a time) from the “Ferrovia”
                            TRAIN STATION                              stop, the “Piazzale Roma” stop or the
                            Ca’ Foscari can be reached on foot in      “Tronchetto” stop, and get off at the
                            approximately 15 minutes from both         “San Basilio” stop.
    How to get to

                            “Piazzale Roma” (bus station and car       From there, take Calle del Vento, cross
                            parking terminal) and “Venezia Santa       Campo San Basilio (sign says “San
                            Lucia” train station. By vaporetto (i.e.   Basegio”) and continue to Fondamenta
                            public boat service), either from the      San Basilio, which turns into Fondamenta
                            train station or the “Piazzale Roma”       San Sebastiano. At the end of
                            stop, take Line 1 or Line 2 and get off    Fondamenta San Sebastiano, turn right,
                            at “San Tomà”, which is the closest        taking Fondamenta del Soccorso.
                            stop to Ca’ Foscari Palace. Vaporetto      Continue straight to Campo dei Carmini
                            schedules and routes can be found          (keeping the Church of the same name
                            on the ACTV website – the Public           on your right). Cross Campo dei Carmini
                            Transportation Authority of Venice.        and take Calle de la Scuola to Campo
                                                                       Santa Margherita. Once in Campo Santa
                            For an interactive map of Venice with      Margherita, continue straight on, keeping
                            routes for getting to Ca’ Foscari from     the open area and the building located in
                            “Piazzale Roma” or from “Venice Santa      the centre on your left. Head toward Rio
                            Lucia” train station, please visit         Tera’ Canal, which is located in front of
                            www.unive.it/maps                          you and enter Calle de Mezo de la Vida
                                                                       (on the left side of Rio Tera’ Canal).
                                                                       At the end, turn left into Calle de la Vida
                                                                       and then immediately turn right onto
                                                                       Calle de la Madonna (passing under the

                                       AT AY
                                     ST ILW
                                                                       portico of the same name). Follow this

                                                                       calle to Campiello dei Squellini, from
                                                                       there turn left into Calle Foscari.
                                                                       The entrance to Ca’ Foscari is at the end
                                                                       of Calle Foscari just before Calle Foscari

                             P.LE ROMA
                             (bus station)                             The map of the disabled people
                                                                       accessible route can be found by
                                                                       clicking on each building.

                                                      CA’ FOSCARI

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visa                                      REGISTRY OFFICE
                                          AND RESIDENCe PERMIT

EU CITIZENS                               EUROPEAN AND EU-EQUATED                   NON-EU CITIZENS                              3. Submission of the residence permit
If you are a citizen of a country         CITIZENS                                  If you are planning to stay in Italy for        application at a Post Office. Keep
belonging to the European Union, you      If you are spending 90 days or less in    more than 90 days or you come here              the receipt: you may need it in order
do not need a VISA to enter Italy.        Italy you do not need to proceed with     with a visa for work reasons, you have          to register at the Italian Health
                                          the official registration.                to request a Stay Permit within 8 days          Service and at the Civil Registry.
                                                                                    from your arrival in Italy.                     On the receipt you will find two
NON-EU CITIZENS                           If you are spending more than 90 days                                                     personal identification codes (user
If you are a citizen of a country not     in Italy, you can register at the local   The International Office - Counseling           id and password), which will allow
belonging to the European Union,          Registry Office (Anagrafe).               and Welcome Unit will assist you in             you to check the status of your
you need to obtain a VISA before                                                    the application process for the Stay            application in the website www.
your arrival in Italy. The visa request                                             Permit.                                         portaleimmigrazione.it,
must be submitted to the closest          Ufficio Soggiorno Cittadini                                                               and to verify on the Immigration
Italian diplomatic authorities (Italian   Comunitari                                The process requires the following              Office (Questura) website if your
embassy, consulate, etc.).                Via Torre Belfredo 1A - Mestre            steps:                                          Stay Permit is ready to be picked
For further information, visit the page   T +39 0412746583 / 6456 / 6452                                                            up.
dedicated to the VISA application         comunitari@comune.venezia.it              1. Appointment at the International             Besides getting the receipt, you will
process on the website of the Ministry                                                 Office - Counseling and Welcome              be informed of the date of your first
of Foreign Affairs:                                                                    Unit, which will give you guidance for       appointment at the Immigration
vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en                                                       the preparation of the documents             Office (Questura)
                                                                                       and to fill in the related forms (Kit).
The International Office - Counseling                                                                                            4. Appointment at the Immigration
and Welcome Unit will help you with                                                 2. For some categories of international         Office (Questura) for fingerprints
your VISA application.                                                                 researchers and professors:                  and verification of the documents
                                                                                       appointment at the local Prefecure           delivered at the Post Office.
Some particular types of VISA require                                                  (so-called Sportello Unico per               You will have to bring:
an online procedure (nulla osta), which                                                l’Immigrazione – SUI) in order to            • 4 ID photos (on white
is completed by the International                                                      verify the entry requirements.                 background, in passport format);
Office – Counseling and Welcome Unit                                                                                                • Original documents previously
In the procedure, your personal                                                                                                       delivered in the Kit;
data and the details of the research                                                                                                • Passport (original document)
project must be specified. You will be                                                                                              • The receipt of the registered
requested to submit all the necessary                                                                                                 mail.
documents to the Ca’ Foscari Office or
Department of reference.                                                                                                         Please note: the procedure for the
                                                                                                                                 request and release of your Residency
                                                                                                                                 Permit will cost about 100€ in taxes.
International Office - Counseling
and Welcome Unit
T +39 041 234 8103/8104                                                                                                          International Office - Counseling
internationalstaff@unive.it                                                                                                      and Welcome Unit
                                                                                                                                 T + 39 041 234 8103/8104

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CITIZENS OF COUNTRIES                     insurance from the National Health
BELONGING TO THE EUROPEAN                 Service, thanks to the specific
UNION, TO SEE STATES (ICELAND,            forms released by the health service
LIECHTENSTEIN AND NORWAY)                 institutions of their respective
AND CITIZENS OF SWITZERLAND               countries. Listed below you find the
                                          countries with bilateral agreements
All necessary healthcare for European     and the related healthcare forms to
citizens, who do not legally transfer     request:
their residency to Italy, is covered by   • Australia – Medicare card (valid just for
the Italian National Health Service          6 months from the entrance in Italy)
thanks to the European Health             • Brazil - I/B 2 Certificate
Insurance Card (EHIC) which is issued     • Croatia – 111 Certificate
by your national health authorities.      • Bosnia, Herzegovina, Macedonia,
If you do not have an EHIC card, you         Serbia and Montenegro – OBR7
should contact the health service in         Certificate
your country prior to your departure.     • Principality of Monaco – I/MC 8
The EHIC card will allow you to have         Certificate
access to the National Health Care        • Republic of San Marino – I/SMAR 8
services. The overall objective is to        Certificate                                1. With a private health insurance             language and legalized
guarantee you an adequate assistance      These certificates must be delivered             contract. The private health                • Receipt of the required payment  to
throughout your stay in Italy. Please     to the Health District (ASL – Anagrafe           insurance contract can be released          be made to the bank account
note that the card does not cover         Sanitaria Locale) before you request             by any insurance agency, both in            n. 343301 of Poste italiane S.p.A -
payments for private healthcare           health care. In turn, the Health District        Italy and abroad, as long as:               C.S.S.N. Regione Veneto. The amount
providers or for planned healthcare,      will give you a specific Certificate that        • It is valid in Italy;                     to be paid is calculated upon your
In case you are planning to move your     can be used anytime you need health              • It covers all the risks of illness;       incomes of the previous year.
residence to Italy, registration to the   care in Italy. These forms do not cover          • It covers the duration of your stay
National Health Service must be done      the costs of private health care, but allow      in Italy and has its date of release     The voluntary registration gives you
at the Health District (ASL – Anagrafe    you to obtain urgent health services at          and expiry specified;                    the right to obtain the same health
Sanitaria Locale) you belong to.          public health centres during your stay           • It indicates the procedures to         care as an Italian citizen. It is valid for
                                          in Italy. If you need planned health care,       follow to ask for a reimbursement;       a calendar year (1st January – 31st
                                          you must have a specific Certificate             • It can be legally translated into      December) only in Italy. The payment
ULSS                                      released by your country. As an                  the Italian language if the insurance    cannot be divided into instalments.
www.ec.europa.eu/social/main.             alternative to all certificates previously       policy has been provided by your
jsp?catId=559                             mentioned, it is possible to subscribe to        country of origin.                       ULSS
www.ulss12.ve.it [IT]                     the regional Health Service following the                                                 www.ulss12.ve.it [IT]
estero@ulss12.ve.it                       procedures described below.                   2. With a registration to the Regional      estero@ulss12.ve.it
CITIZENS FROM COUNTRIES                                                                    Health Service. In this case, you have
WITH BILATERAL AGREEMENTS                 NON – EUROPEAN CITIZENS                          to go to the closest Health District
(AUSTRALIA, BOSNIA                                                                         (ASL – Anagrafe Sanitaria Locale):
HERZEGOVINA, BRAZIL, CROATIA,             When applying for a Residency Permit,            • A copy of the residence permit or
MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO,                    non-European citizens will be required           the receipt for your residence permit
PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO,                   to provide proof of health insurance             request issued by the Post Offices
REPUBLIC OF SAN MARINO, SERBIA)           coverage. The health insurance                   (Post office receipt);
                                          coverage can be obtained:                        • Fiscal code (codice fiscale);
Citizens from countries with bilateral                                                     • Declaration of incomes of the
agreements can benefit from health                                                         previous year translated into Italian

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HEALTH CARE ASSISTANCE IN VENICE                                                  fiscal code                                 housing office

If you are not feeling well you can go     ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES                 In Italy, the fiscal code is a personal     The Housing Office service is intended
to any private or to the one you are       - ULSS 12 VENICE                       document used for the identification        for students, researchers, professors
assigned to if you enrol in the Regional                                          of the citizen in his relations with the    and international academic staff that
Health Service; in case of emergency,      DISTRETTO SOCIO SANITARIO              public institutions and administration.     arrive in Venice to study or work in
you can always go to the Emergency         (HEALTH DISTRICT) N° 1                 The code lists 16 alphanumerical digits     Ca’ Foscari. The Housing Office helps
Department of the San Giovanni e           Dorsoduro 1454 – Venice                (which represent your personal data:        international students search for a
Paolo Hospital in Venice (Castello         T + 041 529 4024                       surname, name, gender, date and             suitable and affordable accommodation
6777, waterbus lines n.41, 51, 52) or      Opening days:                          place of birth). It is useful for several   in either one of Ca’ Foscari’s student
of the Ospedale dell'Angelo in Mestre      Monday > Friday 09.00 > 13.00          economic and tax-related activities,        residences or in flats and hotels holding
(via Paccagnella n 11; bus H1, H2 from     Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday   such as:                                    agreements with Ca’ Foscari University.
Mestre; bus 80H from Venice).              also 14.00 > 16.00                     • Opening a bank account,                   The Housing Office acts as an
                                           dist1.gbg@ulss12.ve.it                 • Activating the university card 		         intermediary by matching your needs
Do not forget to bring with you:                                                    of Ca’ Foscari,                           and preferences with the available
• Your ID or passport;                     DISTRETTO SOCIO SANITARIO              • Signing a rental agreement,               accommodations. The office may also
• The EHIC card or the Form that           (HEALTH DISTRICT) N° 2                 • Buying an Italian SIM card.               help you look for transitional lodging,
  the Health District has given you        Piazzale Ravà 1 Lido – Venice                                                      while waiting for a more suitable
  (for students from countries with        T + 39 041 529 5126/5133               You will find your fiscal code inside       accommodation in Venice.
  bilateral agreements) or a valid         Opening days:                          the Welcome Kit that you can pick up
  Health Insurance, or the Health          Monday > Saturday 09.00 > 13.00        at the Counseling and Welcome Unit.
  insurance card if you are registered     distretto2@ulss12.ve.it                In case you need it in advance, before      Housing Office
  at the Regional Health System.                                                  arriving in Venice, please send us an       Palazzo Rio Novo (first floor),
Please remember that you can go to         DISTRETTO SOCIO SANITARIO              email.                                      Dorsoduro 3861, Calle Larga Foscari,
the Emergency Department even if you       (HEALTH DISTRICT) N° 3                                                             30123 Venezia
do not have a health insurance.            Mestre Centro via Cappuccina 129,
                                           Venezia - Mestre                       International Office -                      Monday > Friday 9 > 17
In case of emergency,                      T + 39 041 260 8114                    Counseling and Welcome Unit                 (appointment only)
dial the toll-free number 118.             Opening days:                          T +39 041 234 8103/8104                     T +39 041 234 8222 / 8250
                                           Monday > Friday 8.30 > 12.30           internationalstaff@unive.it                 housing@unive.it
                                           Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
PHARMACIES AND MEDICINES                   also 14.30 >16.30
Generally, pharmacies have the same        dist3.capp@ulss12.ve.it
opening hours as the other stores in
the city centre; however, there are a      DISTRETTO SOCIO SANITARIO
few 24 hour pharmacies open in case        (HEALTH DISTRICT) N° 4
of emergency. If you are undergoing a      T + 39 041 260 8114
special treatment, remember to check       Opening days:
the availability of your medicine and to   Monday > Friday 8.30 > 12.30
bring your prescription with you to the    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
pharmacy.                                  also 14.30 >16.30
For a list of pharmacies in Venice,
please check the following website:
www.ulss12.ve.it/farmacie.aspx [IT]

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ACCOMPANYING FAMILY                           CANTEENS                                    BANK ACCOUNT                             DOUBLE TAXATION

Spouse and children may follow the            ESU Venezia is in charge of the             To open a bank account in Italy, it is   In case of paid contracts, the
international professor/researcher to         university canteens where Ca’ Foscari       necessary to go to a bank and ask        university must retain an amount of
Italy. In case of Non-EU citizens, there      students, professors and staff can eat      for information on the costs and         the compensation of the international
are two options:                              at discount prices and choose among         procedures for the activation of an      professor/researcher/guest, as
                                              a variety of full or reduced menus          account.                                 required by remuneration law.
                                              including vegetarian and dietetic ones.     Each bank varies in costs and            To avoid double taxation (in Italy and
Family reunion                                You can access the canteens by using        procedures. It is also necessary to      in the country of residence) there are
In this case, family joins the professor/     a QR code. For instructions to obtain it,   present your fiscal code (see the        some international agreements, which
researcher who is already living in Italy.    please consult www.esuvenezia.it.           dedicated section of this Guide).        you can find on the website of the
The International Office – Counseling         You can find the canteens on the map                                                 Ministry of Economics and Finances.
and Welcome Unit will submit the              of Ca’ Foscari buildings.
online application for the authorization                                                                                           If residing in one of these countries,
(nulla osta) of the family visa. Once                                                                                              the international guest can choose
the family members receive the VISA,          International Office –                                                               whether:
they can enter in Italy and request the       Counseling and Welcome Unit                                                          • To be taxed only in his/her home
residency permit form.                        T +39 041 234 8103/8104                                                                 country. In this case he/she must
                                              internationalstaff@unive.it                                                             fill in the “Double Taxation” form
                                                                                                                                      and produce a certificate of fiscal
Cohesion with family already                                                                                                          residency for the current year. Both
present in the territory                                                                                                              documents must be delivered to the
In this case, family enters the                                                                                                       Department hosting the professor/
country together with the professor/                                                                                                  researcher as soon as possible, or at
researcher, usually with a touristic                                                                                                  least before his/her arrival in Italy;
VISA. Afterwards, family members                                                                                                   • To be taxed only in Italy. In this case,
must request a residency permit.                                                                                                      the Economics Treatments Office
                                                                                                                                      intervenes automatically.

It is necessary to produce the required                                                                                            Furthermore, remember to deliver
documentation regarding family                                                                                                     the payment form to the offices.
status, income, and accommodation                                                                                                  The form is available for download on
situation in Italy.                                                                                                                the Personal Area of the University’s

The International Office – Counseling and
Welcome Unit will provide you with the
necessary support. In case you intend to
enrol your children in schools in the area,
the International Office – Counseling and
Welcome Unit can provide you with the
primary useful information.

International Office –
Counseling and Welcome Unit
T +39 041 234 8103/8104

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phone calls                                                                GRADES AND STUDY PLAN                     EUROPEAN CREDIT
                                                                                                                     TRANSFER SYSTEM (ECTS)

PHONE CALLS                                                                The Italian grading system works on a     The European Credit Transfer System
In order to call Italy from another                                        scale from 18 to 30.                      (ECTS) is a system used throughout
country you should dial 0039 before                                                                                  Europe for transferring university
the number. However, if you are                                            18 is the lowest passing grade            credits. It is based on the clarity and
calling a foreign country from an                                          (sufficiency). 30 is the highest grade.   transparency of the students’ plans
Italian phone, remember to dial 00                                         In case of particularly outstanding       of study and on the assignment
(international prefix) and the country                                     exams, the professor can assign “lode”    of appropriate credits for work
code of the country you are trying to                                      and the grade is registered as 30 cum     completed. The objective of this
reach before dialling the rest of the                                      laude (30L online).                       system is to guarantee that credits for
phone number.                                                                                                        the courses and exams taken during
                                                                           If a student passes an exam, the          the period spent abroad are granted
                                                                           academic credits (CFU) earned will        according to clear rules, known to
MOBILE PHONE                                                               be automatically uploaded to his/her      students before leaving and based on
If you have a mobile phone, we suggest                                     course of study. Exams usually weight     precise and recognized agreements
that you buy an Italian SIM Card. This                                     6 or 12 university credits.               ruled by mechanisms that are common
will allow you to call Italian numbers                                                                               to all institutions participating in the
and to receive phone calls from your                                       Please Note:                              Programme.
home country with affordable costs. A                                      If a student does not pass an exam,
new Italian SIM card costs about 5-10                                      this won’t be registered on his/her       Ca' Foscari University of Venice -
Euros. In order to buy a SIM Card you                                      course of study. Also, the student        according to European directives
should present a copy of your passport                                     won’t receive the                         regulating the ECTS - has established
or ID, an Italian address and the fiscal                                   corresponding credits.                    that 1 CFU = 1 ECTS (Academic Senate,
code (codice fiscale).                                                                                               02/14/2006 session, resolution n. 45).

                                                                                                                     Additionally, following the ECTS
PRE-PAID CARDS                                                                                                       guide (ECTSuser’s guide), European
Prepaid cards are the cheapest tool to                                                                               universities that participate in the
call abroad if you do not have a mobile                                                                              system’s credit transfer are required
phone. You can purchase them in any                                                                                  to use the new process of grade
tobacco shop (small stores around the                                                                                conversion of credits acquired while
city that sell postage stamps, phone                                                                                 abroad. This system is based on the
cards, etc.), newsagents, or phone-                                                                                  distributive percentage of grades
shops. There are different kinds of                                                                                  according to a department’s individual
cards according to the country you                                                                                   guidelines. Until the new system is
wish to call. Please note: Pre-paid                                                                                  adopted by all university partners, the
cards can be used for a determined                                                                                   traditional system, (A, B, C, D, E) will
period (days, weeks or months).                                                                                      continue to be in use, however, revised
                                           MAIN EMERGENCY NUMBERS                                                    by the department.
                                           112 European Emergency number
                                           113 Police                                                                For further information on grade
                                           115 Fire Department                                                       conversions:
                                           118 First Aid/Emergency                                                   www.unive.it/ects-english
                                               Room Ambulance
                                           1522 Women’s Safety

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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2019/2020                                                                 GRADES REGISTRATION

Department of Economics (DEC)                                                               Ca’ Foscari University of Venice uses
Department of Humanities (DSU)
                                                                                            an online system to manage students’
Department of Management (DMA)
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage (DFBC)                                       course of study, including exam
First term (start of first semester): 16 September – 19 October 2019
                                                                                            enrollment and grade registration.
Rescheduled classes: 21 – 26 October 2019                                                   Professors have a unique code firma
Exams (first term): 28 October – 2 November 2019                                            digitale to acess the registration
Second term: 4 November – 7 December 2019                                                   procedure.
Rescheduled classes: 9 – 14 December 2019
Exams (second term): 16 – 21 December 2019                                                  For any matter related to exams
Exams (first semester): 7 January – 1 February 2020
Third term (start of second semester): 3 February – 7 March 2020
Rescheduled classes: 9 – 14 March 2020
                                                                                            • Economic Campus
Exams (third term): 16 – 21 March 2020                                                        campus.economico@unive.it
Fourth term: 23 March – 2 May 2020                                                          • Scientific Campus
Rescheduled classes: 4 – 9 May 2020                                                           campus.scientifico@unive.it
Exams (fourth term): 11 – 16 May 2020                                                       • Humanities Campus
Exams (second semester): 25 May – 20 June 2020                                                campus.umanistico@unive.it
Exams (summer session): 24 August – 12 September 2020
                                                                                            • Department of Linguistics and
                                                                                              Comparative Cultural Studies –
Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics (DAIS)                       Educational Programmes Sector
Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems (DSMN)                                       campus.dslcc@unive.it
First semester: 16 September – 21 December 2019                                             • Department of Asian and North
Exams (first semester): 7 January – 1 February 2020
                                                                                              African Studies - Educational
Second semester: 3 February – 16 May 2020                                                     Programmes Sector
Exams (second semester): 25 May – 20 June 2020
Exams (summer session): 24 August – 12 September 2020                                         didattica.dsaam@unive.it

                                                                                            For any matter related to the firma
Department of Asian and North African Studies (DSAAM)
                                                                                            digitale, hardware, or software:
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies (DSLCC)
                                                                                            • ASIT
First semester: 9 September – 21 December 2019
Exams (first semester): 7 January – 1 February 2020                                           asit@unive.it
Second semester: 3 February – 23 May 2020
Exams (second semester): 1 – 27 June 2020
Exams (summer session): 24 August – 5 September 2020

welcome day
First semester: 6 September 2019 – languages / 12 September 2019 – humanities & science /
                13 September 2019 – economics
Second semester: 31 January 2020

bank holiday
1 November 2019: All Saints’ Day
21 November 2019: Madonna della Salute holidays
8 December 2019: Immaculate Conception
23 December 2019 – 6 January 2020: Christmas holidays
13 April 2020: Easter festivity
25 April 2020: Liberation day and St.Mark’s festivity
1 May 2020: Labour day
2 June 2020: Republic day

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MAILBOX                                    getting connected                           UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

All users have a personal inbox. You       Ca' Foscari University of Venice            The University Library System, which
will be able to manage your account        encourages the use of computer              is made up of a total of 16 libraries
visiting the following website: www.       applications to support teaching and        - including subjectrelated libraries,
unive.it. and clicking on Webmail on the   learning activities in collaboration with   departmental libraries and a Learning
bottom-right corner of the webpage.        the IT Service Area.                        Centre Library - holds approximately
                                                                                       1 million books and has access to
The address is defined by your name and    Thanks to the Wi-Fi network, all Ca’        4,400 periodicals as well as a wide
surname (name.lastname@unive.it).          Foscari students, professors and staff      range of electronic resources. The
It is extremely important to check         have free access to internet, both by       library services are available to all
this e-mail account frequently, as         using workstations available in the         students who have a Ca' Foscari
you will receive information about         University departments and libraries,       Student Card. International students
events, procedures and news from the       or by using a personal mobile phone,        will receive this card upon their arrival.
university to this e-mail address.         pc or tablet.
                                                                                       The libraries are:
The university mailbox is one of the       For further information:                    • CFZ – Cultural Flow Zone
several services provided for free by      www.unive.it/wifi > English                   www.unive.it/cfz
Google, thanks to an agreement signed                                                  • LIBRARY OF ECONOMICS (BEC)
with the University. Each account has                                                    www.unive.it/bec
30 GB of storage available which the                                                   • LIBRARY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
user can use both email and file                                                         AND LITERATURES (BALI)
sharing. Visiting Scholar's accounts do                                                  www.unive.it/bali
not give access to institutional webmail                                               • LIBRARY OF HUMANITIES (BAUM)
services.                                                                                www.unive.it/baum
                                                                                       • LIBRARY OF MATHEMATICAL,
                                                                                         PHYSICAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
                                                                                         (BAS) www.unive.it/bas

                                                                                       For further information

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                                         (CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO SPORTIVO – CUS)

ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES                 The University Sports Centre of Venice
The Ca’ Foscari School for               (CUS) offers university students and
International Education (CFSIE)          staff the chance to participate in a
organizes Italian language courses for   wide variety of sports such as judo and
international guests.                    personal defense, aerobics, and other
                                         kinds of recreation such as volleyball,
Ca’ Foscari School for International     basketball, tennis, handball and five-a-
Education (CFSIE)                        side football. There is also a sauna.
San Sebastiano, Dorsoduro 1686           In the city centre and on the mainland
www.unive.it/cfsie                       there are sports facilities for rowing,
cfsie@unive.it                           'voga alla veneta', sailing, canoeing and
                                         kayaking, golf, horse riding, free climbing
                                         and swimming. The CUS also offers
OTHER LANGUAGE COURSES                   university members the possibility to
The CLA, Centro Linguistico d’Ateneo,    take part in summer and winter sport
organises several language course.       camps. They also organise interfaculty
You can choose from different            football, volleyball, basketball, tennis and
languages, such as French, German,       five-aside football tournaments.
Russian, Spanish.
Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (C.L.A.)    In order to register, please contact the
San Sebastiano, Dorsoduro 1686           CUS Administrative Office. The CUS
www.unive.it/cla - claonline.unive.it    offers also the possibility to get the
(register to C.L.A., placement test)     medical certificate at a fixed price.
T 041 234 9713/9717
(Segreteria Didattica)                   CUS
F 041 234 9737                           Fondamenta dei Cereri, Dorsoduro 2407
cla@unive.it                             www.cusvenezia.it
                                         T +39 041 520 0144
                                         F +39 041 524 6619

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CA’ FOSCARI WEB RADIO                     SHYLOCK                                    UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA
(RADIO CA’ FOSCARI - RCF)                 UNIVERSITY                                 AND CHOIR
                                          THEATRE CENTRE
Radio Ca’ Foscari (RCF) is the            CUT Shylock is a cultural association      For over 30 years the University
University’s web radio, which offers      aimed at promoting technical-artistic      Orchestra and Choir have offered
enrolled students the opportunity         innovation in the field of theatre.        students the opportunity to begin or
to participate in activities led by the   Furthermore, it collaborates with the      further cultivate a passion for vocal
radio station. Indeed, it is possible     University’s departments on specific       or instrumental music. The repertoire
to collaborate with the radio simply      initiatives regarding cultural, social,    changes every year and ranges from
as a radio enthusiast or through an       and environmental issues.                  medieval and Renaissance music to
internship for the production of radio    It organises training and experimental     contemporary, avantgarde and easy
programmes, which will earn you           workshops,hosts visiting productions       listening. Anyone can join provided
university credits (ECTS/CFU).            and shows, and carries out research        you’ve got an ear for music and/or
                                          and various production projects,           adequate playing skills.
Zattere al Pontelungo, Dorsoduro 1392     involving both Italian and international
www.radiocafoscari.it                     university students and graduates.         Prof. Vincenzo Piani
rcfvenezia@radiocafoscari.it                                                         T +39 041 721 326
facebook.com/radiocafoscari               Palazzo Badoer, Rio Terà San Polo 2549
                                          Tel +39 041 524 1647                       Alvise Minghetti
                                          (Tues 3.30 PM> 6PM)                        T +39 347 543 3723
                                          info@cut.it - www.cut.it [IT]              www.corounive.provincia.venezia.it

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THE VENETO REGION                              …WHERE LIONS FLY!
                   Venice is the capital of the Veneto            Built upon the waters of the Venetian
                   region. Situated in the north-east of          lagoon, Venice is made up of 118 small
                   Italy, this area boasts a diverse variety      islands connected by 150 canals and
                   of climate and geography: from the             more than 400 bridges. The most
                   mountainous Dolomites to Garda                 commonly-known part of Venice is the
                   lake, the sandy beaches of the coast           historical centre, which is cut into two
                   to mild hills of the mainland. There           areas by the Grand Canal. However,
                   are six provinces and main cities that         the city also encompasses a section
                   are worth visiting and can be reached          of the mainland - which is connected
                   easily by public transportation: Padua,        to the islands by a 4 kilometre long
                   Treviso, Vicenza, Verona, Belluno and          bridge and a number of islands within
     an overview

                   Rovigo.                                        the Venetian lagoon (Murano, Burano,
                                                                  Torcello, Lido…). One of the first things
                                                                  that you will notice upon your arrival is
                                                                  the particular way in which Venetians
                                                                  name their streets. It truly is a world

                     DID YOU KNOW THAT...?              MEANS

                     Calle                              Long narrow street

                     Campo                              Square

                     Campiello                          Small square

                     Corte                              Courtyard

                     Fondamenta                         Street with one side on the canal

                     Piazza                             Square (only used to refer to Piazza San

                     Rio Terà                           Street built on a covered canal

                     Sotoportego                        Part of a street that passes under the buildings

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Contacts                                 Discovering Venice is a gradual         NAME          DETAILS                      WORTH VISITING
There are several APT (Azienda di        exploration of calli and campi.
Promozione Turistica) kiosks scattered   A map is definitely a must have if
                                                                                 Cannaregio    The northern part            • the Jewish Ghetto
around Venice, which provide visitors    you do not want to get lost. The city
                                                                                               of Venice where              • Strada Nova (a long path from the
with information about the city.         is divided into 6 main areas (called                  the Department                 train station to Rialto, crowded with
The main ones are located in:            “Sestieri”) each with its own unique                  of Economics and               shops)
• Santa Lucia Train Station              features (see table).                                 Management are located       • the Madonna dell’Orto church
• Piazza San Marco                                                                                                          • Ca’ d’Oro
• Castello 4421 (Headquarters)                                                                                              • Fondamenta della Misericordia

 T +39 0415298711                                                                Castello      The largest sestiere         • Riva degli Schiavoni (long promenade
info@turismovenezia.it                                                                                                        from San Marco to Giardini)
www.turismovenezia.it                                                                                                       • Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo
                                                                                                                            • Arsenale
                                                                                                                            • Venice Gardens (Biennale)

                                                                                 Dorsoduro     The university area where    • Campo Santa Margherita (the main
                                                                                               most of the departments        campo and centre of student night
                                                                                               of Ca’ Foscari are located     life)
                                                                                                                            • Accademia Galleries
                                                                                                                            • Zattere (the longest promenade in
                                                                                                                              Venice with a view of Giudecca island)
                                                                                                                            • La Salute church
                                                                                                                            • Punta della Dogana
                                                          Dorsoduro              GIudecca      The largest island           • Redentore Church
                                                          Giudecca                             of the Venetian lagoon       • Molino Stucky
                                                          Santa Croce                                                       • Long promenade from Molino Stucky
                                                          San Marco                                                           to Redentore with a view on Dorsoduro
                                                          San Polo                                                          • Junghans Theatre

                                                                                 Santa Croce   A small and quiet sestiere   • Tolentini (University Institute
                                                                                                                              of Architecture)
                                                                                                                            • Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio
                                                                                                                            • Ca’ Pesaro
                                                                                                                            • Prada Foundation
                                                                                                                            • the San Stae Church

                                                                                 San Marco     The most famous area         •   Piazza San Marco
                                                                                               of Venice                    •   the San Marco Cathedral
                                                                                                                            •   the Doge’s Palace
                                                                                                                            •   La Fenice Theatre
                                                                                                                            •   Campo Santo Stefano

                                                                                 San Polo      The smallest sestiere        •   the Rialto bridge
                                                                                               with the largest campo       •   the Erbaria
                                                                                               in Venice                    •   the Scuola Grande di San Rocco
                                                                                                                            •   the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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arriving to venice                                                                       getting around

BY AIRPLANE                                                                              IN VENICE

Venice Marco Polo Airport                    Canova Airport (Treviso)                    Vaporetti and actv buses
The Marco Polo airport is located            Canova airport in Treviso is                ACTV is the name of the public
in Tessera, approximately 20                 approximately 30 kilometers from            transport system in Venice. It
kilometers from the centre of Venice.        Venice. You can arrive to Venice by         combines both land and water
From the airport you can reach the           bus or by train. To take the bus you        transportation through the use of
centre of Venice by bus or water bus         must exit from the ground floor and         buses and water buses (vaporetti).
(vaporetto). To arrive in Venice via bus,    the bus stop will be in front of you. You
you can take bus n. 5 (ACTV) or ATVO.        can purchase tickets on board, at the
To take the bus you must exit from the       ATVO ticket stand, or at the automatic      Venezia Unica
ground floor of the airport and you will     ticket machines that are located in the     Venezia Unica is the electronic City
find the bus stop directly in front of the   arrivals/baggage lounge.                    Pass ticketing system for Venetian
exit doors. Get off at Piazzale Roma,                                                    public transportation. Venezia Unica
the main bus station. The trip from the      For further information, visit:             allows you to store single tickets, travel
airport to Venice takes approximately        www.atvo.it                                 passes and/or carnets on the same
a half-hour. Instead, with bus n.15                                                      card, and lets you travel at reduced
(ACTV) it is possible to arrive in the                                                   rates on ACTV boats and buses. You           THE SURROUNDINGS
centre of Mestre.                            Otherwise, you can take the ACTT            can recharge your Venezia Unica card
                                             number 6 bus to the Treviso train           at ACTV headquarters, at water bus           The main modes of transportation
For more information, please consult         station and you can catch a train to        stops, at the to bacconist’s and at          within Venice and the rest of Italy are:
the ACTV website:                            Venice from there. The trip to the main     newspaper stands. The card is valid
www.actv.it/en                               Venice train station, Venezia Santa         for 5 years and can be renewed upon
www.atvo.it/index.php?lingua=en              Lucia, takes approximately one hour.        expiration. In order to get the Venezia      Train
                                                                                         Unica card, you need to go to one of         A number of trains to main Italian cities
                                             For more information and the train          the authorised ACTV offices in Venice        leave daily from the Venezia Santa
To arrive in Venice via water bus            timetables, visit:                          (the main offices are in Piazzale Roma       Lucia railway station.
(vaporetto) the only available route is      www.actt.it [IT]                            and at Tronchetto) or in Mestre (in          For further information and timetables:
with Alilaguna. If you prefer to arrive      www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en                  piazza Barche).                              www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
in Venice via water bus, turn left at the                                                                                             www.italotreno.it
exit of the airport. This trip will take                                                 You need to provide the ticket office
approximately one hour.                      Treviso airport “Antonio Canova”            with the following documents:
                                             www.trevisoairport.it/en/                   • a copy of ID or passport;                  Bus
For more information and a detailed                                                      • taxpayer code (codice fiscale);            Both ACTV and ATVO offer bus services
map, see:                                                                                • a certificate of enrolment at Ca’          to the mainland from Piazzale Roma.
www.venicelink.com                                                                         Foscari.                                   For further information and timetable:
www.alilaguna.it/en                                                                                                                   www.actv.it/en - www.atvo.it
                                             BY TRAIN                                    Contacts
                                             The two train stations of Venice are        www.actv.it/en
Venice airport “Marco Polo”                  “Venezia-Mestre” (in the mainland)                                                       Tram
www.veniceairport.it/en                      and “Venezia Santa Lucia” (in the                                                        The tram connects Piazzale Roma -
                                             historical city centre).                                                                 Venice to Mestre and Marghera.
                                                                                                                                      For further information and timetables:
                                             For further information and timetables:                                                  www.actv.it

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climate                                     Acqua alta                                  cost OF LIVING                             VENETIAN EATING HABITS

Generally speaking, Italy is a country      "Acqua alta" (high tide) is a               Below you will find a list of general      Venetian cuisine combines regional
that experiences all four seasons: a        phenomenon which generally                  expenses you should include in your        tradition with the general features of
warm and sunny spring, a hot and            takes place in the winter, when the         budget together with the average           a Mediterranean diet. Healthy food
humid summer, a mild autumn and a           astronomical tide and wind cause a          prices. While the following amounts are    is accompanied by the pleasures of
cold and foggy winter. As a matter of       larger inflow of water into the lagoon.     obviously approximate, you need to         eating and cooking. In Venice, as in
fact, if you are spending the entire year   Only exceptionally high waters affect       consider a monthly budget of 750 Euros.    the rest of Italy, there are three main
in Italy, you need to bring a variety of    the whole town and usually the high tide                                               meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner,
clothing. Consider that you will walk       lasts only a couple of hours. In the case                                              with several snacks during the day.
a lot in Venice, do not forget a pair of    of “Acqua alta”, people are alerted by       Single room         300 - 400 € +         However, aperitif may be a new
comfortable shoes.                          acoustic signals. The City Council has       in a shared         utilities (a month)   encounter. In Venice, the typical drink
                                            organised to put up platforms along          apartment                                 for aperitif is the spritz, which is usually
                                            the main streets to allow passage.                                                     served with small appetizers called
                                                                                         Double room         200 - 250 € +
                                            Generally, access to most of the town                                                  ciccheti, and normally ordered at the
                                                                                         in a shared         utilities (a month)
                                            areas is guaranteed. When the high                                                     little bars in the campo (bacari); it is a
                                            water is higher than 120 cm, the famous                                                special occasion to meet other people
                                            rubber boots are needed. Normally high       Food and drink      50 - 80 € (a          and celebrate the end of the day by
                                            water causes very little inconvenience       shopping            week)                 chatting until late at night.
                                            to people and most of the time it            Eating out          10 - 30 € (a meal)    Eating out is very common on
                                            represents an amazing way to discover                                                  weekends and it is not necessarily
                                            the city from a peculiar point of            A meal in a         4-8€                  expensive. Cafés are normally open the
                                            view. The Venice City Council posts          university dining                         whole day from early morning to late
                                            notifications of high water in advance.      hall                                      at night while restaurants usually open
                                            You can be notified by SMS if you            Breakfast at a      1,50 - 3 €            at 11.30 AM and close at 3.30 PM for
                                            register on the following website:           café                                      lunch and then open again at 6.00 PM
                                            portale.comune.venezia.it/maree/                                                       until 12.30 AM for dinner.
                                                                                         Transportation      1,50 € (ticket
                                            iscrizione [IT]                                                                        Bars are the place to go for a quick
                                                                                                             with City Pass
                                                                                                                                   snack, while osterie and trattorie
                                                                                                             “Venezia Unica”)
                                            hi!tide                                                                                serve traditional cuisine, and pizzerie
                                            Is the official app for monitoring the       B&W photocopy       0,05 - 0,10 €         specialize in pizza and some offer
                                            tide in the city of Venice, developed in     Colour              0,50 - 1 €            a take-away service. Moreover, in
                                            collaboration with the Tide Forecast         photocopy                                 Venice there are a number of ethnic
                                            Center. The app allows you to monitor                                                  restaurants where you can taste
                                            the current tide in Venice and provides      Cinema ticket       4 - 12 €              specialties from all over the world.
                                            detailed tide forecasts for the next two     Internet access     5 -10 € (1 hour)      Although it is not really common to
                                            days. hi!tide tells you whether different    point                                     leave tips, they are welcome when you
                                            places around the city are flooded or                                                  want to show a deep appreciation for
                                                                                         Museum ticket       4 - 12 €
                                            not, or if you can walk through them                                                   the meal or the service. There is no
                                            without getting wet.                                                                   fixed rate, normally it amounts to a few
                                                                                                                                   coins or a bit of spare change.
                                            ARPAV – Veneto Weather Forecast             Electricity in Italy is 220V, 50 Hz AC
                                            www.arpa.veneto.it                          like the in rest of Europe. Plugs are of
                                                                                        the European kind, with two or three
                                            VENICE CITY COUNCIL – Tide Centre           round pins. Any adapters you may
                                            www.comune.venezia.it/English >             need can be easily purchased at the
                                            Municipality > Tide Centre                  supermarket or in an electronics shop.

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free time

FESTIVALS AND MAIN EVENTS                                                                  MUSEUMS                                      THEATRES
Venice has its own unique festivities and events that take place in the city every year:   Venice is a town full of museums and         Ca’ Foscari Theatre
                                                                                           art. Here you can find the links to the      Ca’ Foscari Theatre in Santa Marta
                                                                                           most well-known collections:                 offers a wide variety of performances
 festival                Period                       contacts                             • Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation www.         throughout the year. The detailed
                                                                                             bevilacqualamasa.it                        programme and ticket information is
 Carnevale               February                     www.carnevale.venezia.it [IT]        • Contarini del Bovolo Staircase             available online.
 San Marco               April 25th                   www.comune.venezia.it/english        • Emilio and Annabianca Vedova               Teatro di Ca’ Foscari a Santa Marta
 La Sensa                May                          www.comune.venezia.it/english          Foundation                                 Dorsoduro 2137 – 30123 Venezia
                                                                                             www.fondazionevedova.org/en                T +39 041 2348962
 Biennale                June – November              www.labiennale.org/en                • François Pinault Foundation                teatrodisantamarta@unive.it
                                                                                             www.palazzograssi.it/en                    www.unive.it/teatrodicafoscari [IT]
 Redentore               July                         www.redentorevenezia.it [IT]         • Palazzo Grassi Punta della Dogana          www.facebook.com/teatrodicafoscari
                                                                                           • Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca' d'Oro
 Regata Storica          September                    www.regatastoricavenezia.it [IT]
                                                                                           • Prada Foundation
 Mostra del cinema       September                    www.labiennale.org/en                  www.fondazioneprada.org
                                                                                           • Grand School of San Rocco                  THEATRES IN VENICE
 La Salute               November 21st                www.comune.venezia.it/english          www.scuolagrandesanrocco.it/en.html        There are several theatres in Venice,
                                                                                           • Icons Museum                               each with its own programme:
                                                                                           • Jewish Museum                              Venice
                                                                                             www.museoebraico.it/english                • Fondamenta Nuove Theatre
EVENTs at CA’ FOSCARI                                                                      • Monumental rooms of the Marciana             www.teatrofondamentanuove.it [IT]
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice                                                             Library www.marciana.venezia.sbn.it [IT]   • Goldoni Theatre
organises several cultural events                                                          • Musei Civiciwww.museiciviciveneziani.        www.teatrostabileveneto.it [IT]
throughout the year. You are usually                                                         it/?lin=EN                                 • Junghans Theatre
notified by email about upcoming                                                           • Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of        www.comune.venezia.it > cultura >
events and you can check the schedule                                                        Modern Art                                   teatro e spettacoli > Teatro Junghans
on the Ca’ Foscari web magazine,                                                           • Ca' Rezzonico - Museum of 18th               [IT]
Infoscari.                                                                                   century art                                • La Fenice Theatre
                                                                                           • Carlo Goldoni's house                        www.teatrolafenice.it
Informations                                                                               • Clock Tower
www.unive.it > Infoscari                                                                   • Glass Museum                               Mestre
www.unive.it/data/agenda                                                                   • Lace Museum                                • Teatro della Murata
                                                                                           • Museo Correr                                www.teatromurata.it [IT]
                                                                                           • Museo Fortuny                              • Momo Theatre
                                                                                           • Museum of Natural History                   www.culturaspettacolovenezia.it
                                                                                           • Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)              teatroalparco [IT]
                                                                                           • Palazzo Mocenigo                           • Toniolo Theatre
                                                                                           • Museum of Eastern Art Ca’ Pesaro            www.culturaspettacolovenezia.it/
                                                                                             www.arteorientale.org/sito/ing               toniolo [IT]
                                                                                           • Peggy Guggenheim Collection
                                                                                           • Querini Stampalia Museum

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glossary of university terms

CINEMA                                       VENETIAN NIGHTLIFE                            ACADEMIC TITLES AND FINAL                     DEGREE PROGRAMMES WITH
In Italy almost all the movies are dubbed,   Time in and around two main areas – one       QUALIFICATIONS                                LIMITED PLACEMENT
but there are a few cinemas that on          of which is Campo Santa Margherita.           A First Cycle Degree confers the title of     Aside from the programmes offered
certain days show them in the original       In Campo Santa Margherita you can             “Dottore”; a Second Cycle Degree that         at Ca’ Foscari in which all students
language. Moreover, there are specific       sit outside and chat with friends at one      of “Dottore Magistrale”; the Research         can enrol, there are several degree
week days in which you can buy tickets       of the many bars and cafés. The other         Doctorate that of “Dottore di ricerca”.       programmes that require an entrance
at a reduced price. For a detailed           popular spot is close to the Rialto Bridge,                                                 exam. After the exam, students are
description of times, listings and plot      Campo Bella Vienna and Erbaria, where         ACADEMIC YEAR                                 selected and the results are then
summaries, please check the following        many bars and little restaurants have         The Academic Year usually begins              published. In order for a student to be
website www.mymovies.it [IT] or the          recently opened.                              in September and ends in August/              considered for a degree programme with
Venice municipality website, where                                                         September of the following year. Each         limited spots, they must pre-register
you can download the weekly cinema           For detailed information on upcoming          academic year is divided into two             online for the entrance exam, as well as
programs: www. comune.venezia.it >           events visit:                                 semesters, which are organised into two       pay an exam fee before taking the test. If
cultura > cinema                             www.agendavenezia.org/en/                     terms each. The duration of each term         the student is ranked high enough among
                                             www.veneziatoday.it/eventi [IT]               is approximately one month and a half         the exam results and offered a spot, they
Venice                                       2night.it/venezia/ [IT]                       (5 weeks of lecture plus 1 week of extra/     must make it known that they would like
• Multisala Rossini Cinema                                                                 rescheduled lectures).                        to accept their place in that respective
  San Marco 3997/A                                                                                                                       degree programme before they can be
  T +39 041 241 7274                                                                       ACTIVE LEARNING LAB (ALL)                     officially enrolled.
• Giorgione Movie d’Essai                                                                  A 6 weeks innovative workshop
  Cannaregio, 4612 – Venezia                                                               dedicated to Master's Degree students.        DEPARTMENT
  T +39 041 522 6298                                                                                                                     Departments promote, coordinate
  www.comune.venezia.it                                                                    ATTENDANCE                                    and organize the academic (teaching
• La Casa del Cinema                                                                       Students’ participation is required for all   and research) activities of the Degree
  Palazzo Mocenigo, San Stae 1990                                                          of the educational activities required by     Programmes, for which they are
  T+39 0415241320                                                                          his/her Degree Programme. Attendance          responsible.
• Multisala Astra                                                                          may be compulsory, recommended
  via Corfù, 12 – Lido                                                                     or open. Any compulsory attendance            DOUBLE/JOINT DEGREES
  T +39 041 526 5736                                                                       requirements are indicated in the             Educational Programmes that provide an
                                                                                           teaching regulations of the relevant          integrated study curriculum established
Mestre                                                                                     Degree Programme.                             in conjunction with other international
• Cityplex Corso                                                                                                                         Universities and mobility periods for
  Corso del Popolo 30                                                                      CAMPUS                                        students and teaching staff. After the
  T +39 041986722                                                                          It is a point of reference for students       final examination students achieve two
• Cityplex Palazzo                                                                         in the various Departments. Thanks            or more academic qualifications issued
  Via Palazzo 29 – Mestre                                                                  to the Front Office it helps students         by the partner Universities (Double or
  T +39 041971444                                                                          with educational activities (i.e. exam        Multiple Degree), or a jointly conferred
• Multisala Excelsior Cityplex                                                             registration).                                qualification recognized and validated
  Piazza Ferretto 14 – Mestre                                                                                                            by all of the partner Universities (Joint
  T +39 041 988 664                                                                        COURSE UNIT                                   Degree).
• IMG Cinemas Mestre                                                                       All courses can be divided into one or
  Piazza Candiani – Mestre                                                                 more parts, called “moduli”. At the end       EXAM
  www.imgcinemas.it                                                                        of a module there is usually an exam          For every exam passed, students are
• UCI Cinemas Mestre                                                                       session.                                      awarded a certain number of credits
  Via Colombara 46 – Marghera                                                                                                            according to the courses followed and
  www.ucicinemas.it/uci_mestre                                                                                                           quantitative evaluation. The exam may

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be written or oral, or both. The minimum     MINISTERIAL DEGREE CODES                        QUALIFYING EXAM                              TUTOR SERVICE
passing mark is 18/30 while 30/30 is the     All degree programmes with common               There are certain qualifications that may    The Tutor Service is offered to all
highest, with the possibility of honours     educational objectives and teaching/            be requested during matriculation or         students during the entirety of their
(30 e lode).                                 learning activities are organized in groups     throughout a student’s academic career,      student career in order to help them
                                             (classi di laurea). Degree programmes           which are required for the initiation or     adapt to and navigate university life.
EXAM DATES                                   may be given different names by the             completion of a student’s programme of       Tutors have different responsibilities,
Each course includes 4 different dates in    different universities, but if they have        study. There are linguistic and technical    such as general information and other
which the related exam can be taken. The     the same ministerial degree code it             qualification exams that can be avoided      more specialized areas; they are chosen
dates of the various exams are grouped       means that the learning outcomes and            through the completion of certain            through a rigorous merit-based selection
into sessions which are organized during     teaching/learning activities are the            university courses, a relative exam at       process.
specific times of the academic year. It is   same. Therefore, degree programmes              the University Language Centre (CLA),
possible to apply for all the dates, apart   with the same code lead to the same             or by an official certification already      UNIVERSITY BADGE
from language exams of language degree       qualifications with the same official value.    obtained by the student. Exemption           Student card given to each student, to
programs, bachelor or master, where                                                          from a qualifying exam occurs with           be used for university services (libraries,
the student must choose one of the two       MINOR                                           the achievement of the corresponding         copies etc.). The Card can also be used
dates.                                       Didactic course for Bachelor's Degree           credits (CFU).                               as a prepaid card: students just have to
                                             programs, composed of three courses                                                          activate it using one of the banks listed
FINAL DEGREE EXAM                            each of 6 credits, to be chosen by the          SEMESTER                                     on the website. For further information,
At the end of a Degree Programme,            students from all courses.                      One of the two parts into which an           please see: www.unive.it/pag/16409
the preparation of a thesis and a viva                                                       academic year is divided. The first
voce examination, under a supervisor         OFFICE HOURS                                    semester starts in September and ends        UNIVERSITY CREDIT (CFU)
with possible co-supervisors, is usually     Every professor is required to provide          in January, while the second starts          The Italian University system measures
required. The final mark can range from      his or her students a support service           in February and ends in June. Each           students’ workload with CFUs (Crediti
a minimum of 66/110 to a maximum of          in regard to their respective teaching          semester is divided into two parts called    Formativi Universitari): one credit
110/110, with possible honours. Contents     material. Office hours take place at a          terms (periodi).                             corresponds to 25 hours of activity
and procedures for the final degree exam     specific time and place, indicated by the                                                    (individual study, classroom educational
have been established by the Teaching        professor. This information can be found        SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATIONAL                    activities, internships, etc...). Only by
Committee of each Degree Programme.          on a professor’s web page.                      DEBT (OFA)                                   passing his/her exams and carrying out
                                                                                             Admission to a Degree Programme is           the educational activities required by his/
GRADE BOOKLET                                PERSONAL AREA                                   given after a specific set of requirements   her plan of study, can a student acquire
Contains all verbalized grades from the      Every student at Ca’ Foscari has a virtual      are met: each degree course requires         60 university credits per academic year -
exams taken by the student. Students         personal area, available through the            the proper knowledge for registration        this amount is also called a course load. A
can also see their grades inside their       University website. You can access your         and successful class attendance. An          First Cycle Degree Programme requires
Personal Area.                               personal area with your matriculation           evaluation of the individual educational     a total of 180 university credits, whereas
                                             number and password, given to you upon          background of each student is needed         a Second Cycle Degree Programme
MATRICULATION NUMBER                         your registration. Within your area, you        to see if they are qualified to enter the    requires 120 credits. 1 CFU corresponds
A number that identifies each student        can register for exams, organize your           selected programme. If the evaluation        exactly to 1 ECTS (European Credit
and that is given when he/she enrols         plan of study, grades, and your class           is deemed negative, students are             Transfer and Accumulation System).
at the university. It is required for a      ranking.                                        subject to the so-called Supplementary
number of services such as taking                                                            Educational Debts (OFA), which means
exams, borrowing library books, etc. It      PLAN OF STUDY                                   that they must fill the requirements they
also represents the student’s username       It is the list of all university courses that   are missing by participating in specific
to access the Reserved Area of the           the student has taken or intends to take        activities organised by the University.
university website.                          in their academic career. It also specifies
                                             the courses needed to complete a
                                             degree. The student can fill it out online.

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