Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Posted On 05/10/2020
I have been recently elected as Ca' Foscari University new rector and this is, at the same time, a great responsibility and a challenge that I take since the beginning with a great deal of enthusiasm and determination. For the first time in Ca' Foscari history, a woman has been elected as a rector and this goes hand by hand with the progress of our society and it highlights, once more, the relevance that gender equality has within our community.
I am also the first rector from the Humanities after 50 years, but I want to make clear that I intend to be everybody's rector: I reckon that it is fundamental that everybody shares the same goals if we aim to grow the University of the future, highlighting the strenghts of our Departments and facilitating closer and closer cooperation among Ca' Foscari community.
In my view, the University must be a public institution based on the key role of education and on the importance of a constant dialogue among professors, colleagues, administrative staff and, of course, students, which will always be the very core of our system. My goal is to achieve an open, inclusive and sustainable University, which will actively help Venice become a university town able to attract professors and students from all over the world.
Ca’ Foscari University will keep on focusing on internationalization, in the wake of the tradition of Venice, a city that historically has always been a bridge between different worlds and cultures.
I wish you all the best for this new academic year.
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